sarahreesbrennan

sarahreesbrennan:

echoes-underwater:

sarahreesbrennan:

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To celebrate, the beautiful Cassandra Jean drew me an amazing poster of Team Goodish and Highly Endangered, with an ominous tag line and all!

(From front left: Jared Lynburn, Kami Glass, Ash Lynburn, Holly Prescott, Ten Glass, Tomo Glass, Angela Montgomery, Rusty Montgomery, Lillian Lynburn…

i hate you Sarah… and everyone knows that’s not true. but you still crushed my heart and soul.

also: is Jon Glass really that hot?

I mean there’s a reason Lillian is hanging onto him. ;)

'You are an insolent creature devoid of magic and unworthy of my time… but DAMN.'

sarahreesbrennan

Turn of The Story, Part XI

sarahreesbrennan:

' “My cousin saw that I was somewhat downcast after my—misreading and mistreatment of you, and she took me to a place where she assured me that my suffering would be eased.”

Elliot stared. “Serene,” he began. “Are you talking about what I think you’re talking about? Did you go to an elf brothel?”

“I should not talk so in front of a gentleman!” Serene burst out. “It—it may well have been somewhere that there were, ah, men of a persuadable nature—no, that is to say, men of the evening—”

“ELF BROTHEL,” said Elliot.’

The next part of Turn of the Story is now up and it has some mature themes like ELF BROTHELS:

(EDITED TO ADD: livejournal apparently spontaneously deleted the original post, and all the lovely discussion with it. I am greatly sad and weep into my pillow. But I put up the story part again as fast as I could: here it is.)

http://sarahtales.livejournal.com/217377.html

It is not the last part! I am SO SORRY! I blame this on the fever of my sickness or possibly some sickness I have had since birth. But the next part will be the last part, and it will be up on September the 9th! 

The adventures of the grouchiest and least impressed kid in a magical land ever started with Part I, ONE MILLION YEARS AGO when we were all younger and thought this was a short story: 

http://sarahtales.livejournal.com/209287.html

markdoesstuff
markdoesstuff:

fytortall:

The Queen’s Readers: A Collection of Essays on the Words and Worlds of Tamora Pierce is now available!!!!
We can’t wait for you all to see everyone’s hard work and we hope you’ll love it as much as we do.
The Queen’s Readers contains 33 essays from 28 contributors, covering a myriad of topics ranging from personal reflections, literary critiques, and character studies. The Forward was written by Mark Oshiro of Mark Reads / Mark Watches. The Cover Art was designed by minuiko.
It’s available at the following locations:
Amazon US
Amazon EU (including amazon.co.uk, amazon.de, amazon.fr, amazon.it, and amazon.es)
It’s also available for the Kindle worldwide for $0.99. (amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk, amazon.de, amazon.fr, amazon.it, amazon.es, amazon.in, amazon.co.jp, amazon.com.br, amazon.com.mx, amazon.com.au)
For those of you unable to purchase the book, we are working on getting a PDF version ready. 
For the purposes of transparency, we’d like to let you all know that we are collecting no profit from this. The books are being sold at cost. We will be collecting a small royalty (literally less than 40 cents) from the Kindle copies, but that will be donated to a charity. 
So run and definitely don’t walk to Amazon and start the celebration with us! We’re beyond ecstatic that we finally get to share this with you!

(This gif shows just a fraction of how excited we are.)
Here’s to the Queen’s Readers!

Here’s a thing I did in secret that I can now talk about, y’all. I wrote the forward to this fine collection. Please pick up a copy! <3

markdoesstuff:

fytortall:

The Queen’s Readers: A Collection of Essays on the Words and Worlds of Tamora Pierce is now available!!!!

We can’t wait for you all to see everyone’s hard work and we hope you’ll love it as much as we do.

The Queen’s Readers contains 33 essays from 28 contributors, covering a myriad of topics ranging from personal reflections, literary critiques, and character studies. The Forward was written by Mark Oshiro of Mark Reads / Mark Watches. The Cover Art was designed by minuiko.

It’s available at the following locations:

For the purposes of transparency, we’d like to let you all know that we are collecting no profit from this. The books are being sold at cost. We will be collecting a small royalty (literally less than 40 cents) from the Kindle copies, but that will be donated to a charity. 

So run and definitely don’t walk to Amazon and start the celebration with us! We’re beyond ecstatic that we finally get to share this with you!

(This gif shows just a fraction of how excited we are.)

Here’s to the Queen’s Readers!

Here’s a thing I did in secret that I can now talk about, y’all. I wrote the forward to this fine collection. Please pick up a copy! <3

surrexi

WHO WROTE WHAT BIT?
Ah. Another tricky one. As the official Keeper of the One True Copy, Terry physically wrote more of Draft 1 than Neil. But if 2,000 words are written down after a lot of excited shouting, it’s a moot point whose words they are. And, in any case, as a matter of honor both of them rewrote and footnoted the other guy’s stuff, and both can write passably in the other guy’s style. The Agnes Nutter scenes and the kids mostly originated with Terry, the Four Horsemen and anything with maggots started with Neil. Neil had the most influence on the opening, Terry on the ending. Apart from that, they just shouted excitedly a lot.

The point they both realised the text had wandered into its own world was in the basement of the old Gollancz books, where they’d got together to proofread the final copy, and Neil congratulated Terry on a line that Terry knew he hadn’t written, and Neil was certain that he hadn’t written either. They both privately suspect that at some point the book had started to generate text on its own, but neither of them will actually admit this publicly for fear of being thought odd.

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (2006 edition) - appendix by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (via horriblybookish)
tamorapierce

Necromancy, Shmecromancy

tamorapierce:

almostalanna:

It occurs to me Tortall has absolutely no qualms against necromancy at all. Neither Daine nor Thom get any backlash against their ‘raising dead things’ life choices, and even Blayce is frowned upon for the whole murdering children aspect, not the ‘using undead souls to fuel his death machines’. 

Well, and the death machines, but not the whole undead bit. That part’s ok. 

Well, it’s wrong to wake dead people up, and to imprison them, but there’s a very simply answer to why the whole necromancy thing isn’t popular.

Haven’t you noticed that no one gets to do it for very long, or very successfully? 

Roger and Thom tinker with it for, what, 2-3 years?  They die.  Blayce, ditto.  Daine was gifted with it under a limited-term contract by a goddess with a grudge to pay off.

It takes a lot of power to raise anyone from the dead, and those who do don’t get to do it for very long.  The mechanism of the Black God taking back what is his may be as subtle as a lady knight coming into her own, but no one survives very long usurping the god’s power.

Hubris.  The only way to win … is not to play.

<3 these worlds

After gushing about it to my friends all week, I realized I should link The Turn of The Story, a novel-length fantasy story Sarah Rees Brennan has been posting online in parts. I’ve been enthusiastically recommending her works, especially the Lynburn Legacy series, to anyone interested in the genre for a while, but this one has really gone above and beyond in addressing issues like sexism and the perpetuation of violence while being chock-full of Sarah Rees Brennan’s usual wit and sarcasm. I’m dying for the next part. (Mark has also read most of this series)