I’ve kind of been in a funk the last few days, and I’m not sure why. I’m having a hard time finding a book that holds my interest for more than a few chapters, so I set my Kindle down this morning and spent some time playing with Crunchyroll. If you haven’t heard of the site before, Crunchyroll bills itself as “the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media.” They offer free streaming of anime and manga, as well as paid memberships for access to a larger library of titles with no advertising. Everything I’m going to talk about today I viewed under their free offerings.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Auralee! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Auralee Wallace] Funny. Smartish. Kind. Careful. Offbeat.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Sidekick? Read more
May Contain Spoilers
When I learned that Diana Wynne Jones had passed away, I actually cried. I have loved her books so much, for so long, and the thought of her wonderful being silenced depressed me. She was writing brilliant tales brimming with magic long before Harry Potter arrived on the scene, and it’s frustrating that she never attainted the recognition she deserved. I remember haunting used bookstores and libraries in search of her then out of print books. At least today, the majority of them are readily available, and quite a few are offered in eBook format. Win! Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good afternoon, Jeffe! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Jeffe Kennedy] Writer, scientist, woman, hedonist, enthusiast
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Mark of the Tala? Read more
The Mark of the Tala
The Twelve Kingdoms Trilogy
Release Date May 27
Available on Amazon
Queen Of The Unknown Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Meredith! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Meredith McCardle] Writer, mom, lawyer, coffee consumer.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Eighth Guardian? Read more
I’m afraid I haven’t been a stellar member of the Faerie Court, and have been lacking in my royal duties. To make up, I have some information about the Unseelie Court and wizards, as well as the trailer for The Girl Who Never Was.
Background on the Unseelie Court:
In Scottish folklore, the Unseelie Court was the “evil” court set up in opposition to the Seelie Court. I really liked the idea of there being no such clear dichotomy any longer: Both courts had become corrupted and dangerous to the Otherworld. Read more
I’m super geeked to read The Girl Who Never Was, so I’m stoked to be part of the Faerie Court. Welcome to my little chunk of the palace, where I will share tidbits and teasers about Skylar Dorset’s The Girl Who Never Was, which releases on June 3rd. Today I have some deets about the Otherworld and Travelers.
Background Information on the Otherworld:
The Otherworld is a world inhabited by supernatural creatures. Not as geographically solid as the human world, its regions are flexible and fluid and sometimes the links between them can be terminated in the face of outside threats. This became common in the years just before the Seelies took over, when border control measures attempting to keep the Seelies out of certain regions, the Otherworld growing more segregated in its protectionism. The Seelies were strong and talented enough to overcome the measures, and they now control, for the most part, the geography of the Otherworld. Read more