X Marks the Spot: Hunting for Welsh Kings Edition

October 2, 2014 Read-a-Thon, Recommendations 10

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Welcome aboard, me hearties! It’s been a while. Got meself lost at sea, you see, and only just managed to resurface int time to undertake a jolly good quest. Today, we’ll be hunting down a king.

This is a hunt I’ve been meaning to get to for a little while. There’s 26 different kings various people want us to hunt down, so we’d better get started sooner or later.

The first king is a Welsh king. Some lad called Glendower who’s been lost somewhere between Wales and a mystery location. The whole story is strange and I’m not keen on chasing superstitious nonsense but gold is gold and I need to keep you boys quiet. Me throat likes being intact.

Plus this Glendower fellow apparently bestows a wish on whoever wakes him and I could use some good luck right about know. *ahem* I mean, we all could.

First things first, we gotta find something called a ley line. That’s where the people of old liked to bury their dead for whatever reason (we all know the sea is the best place for bones). It seems likely that this is where he’s buried… Any of you scurvy dogs know anything about ley lines? And how to follow one across the seven seas? Because I sure as hell don’t.

Our employer says that once we follow the line across the ocean we’ll reach the New World. There the line will continue on land. We are to disembark and follow it, searching for oddities with some ridiculous contraption until we reach a mystical forest. He said not to be alarmed what we see there. Time is not consistent and there’s some strange wee beasties inhabiting the land… whatever that means.

After that, well, I don’t know. Our employer says that’s as far as anyone whose brought back information about their own hunting expeditions has gotten. Any who’ve gotten further seem to inexplicably disappear.. But don’t let that deter ye lads! There’s riches to be found at the end of this search, I’m sure of it!




This obviously isn’t a real recommendation post, but it did get me thinking what are some of the books you recommend to fellow Raven Cycle fans? Because I’d definitely be interested in reading some more awesome novels.

Also sorry the schedule for the past week has been a little all over the shop. We had to condense this part of the readathon when we discovered that BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE was being released a week later than we’d initially thought.

Now, boring readathon things:

Maggie Stievater Q&A:

Question submissions close in a couple of days! Make sure you’ve submitted your questions here. The form close on October fifth, after which Amber and I will start the hard task of narrowing them down into a short list (there’s almost 200) and sending them off to Maggie. Answers to some of the questions will appear on Tumblr on the nineteenth of October.

Weekly Ravengram:

I have gotten so behind on these -__- but still love seeing you guys post photos! You’re so creative :D This week you’re posting as one of the psychics! Maura, Calla, Persephone, take your pick!

Scavenger Hunt:

You guys are getting really close to breaking the code! Really close! The next few hints will definitely make it clear for you. To see all the past hints, tke a look at this post. This week’s hint:

The letters are in the numbers.

Which is something a lot of you have figured out. But that’s not all there is to the code. That’s too easy ;)


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Reading this week:

This week we’re reading chapters seventeen to thirty two. Yes, that is a lot. But these books are worth it (and we all know that if we weren’t sticking to a schedule the entire book could have been read in a day or two).

That’s it for now! Remember, it’s never too late to join.

Hope you guys are enjoying this readathon as much as we are!


10 Responses to “X Marks the Spot: Hunting for Welsh Kings Edition”

    • Bec

      Stupid school, getting in the way of everything :P I don’t know how I’m managing to keep up with it and run the readathon considering how busy uni’s been :/

      I hope you do try it again one day! It’s one of my favourite series :)

    • Bec

      Maggie Stiefvater is always coming up with unique and interesting concepts. It’s one of the things I love about her writing.

      I hope you do read these soon! They’re magnificent.

  1. Renee Bookboyfriends

    AHA! I have found out how to decode the clues me hearties! >:D
    And yes I’d really like some books that are similar to The Raven Boys because SERIOUSLY they are great books! More mystery, adventure, magic books. :D
    I know some adventure without magic and mystery, I know some magic, without epic adventure or much mystery and uhh I can’t say I’ve read many mystery books at all!
    But something that bends with my mind and time and memories and dreams are all good!
    I can only think possibly for mystery/paranormal Between The Lives by Jessica Shirvington. Or Silvermay Trilogy by James Moloney to deal with adventure, magic and prophecy.
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    this means so much to me. so much

    • Bec

      Between the Lives is sitting on my tbr waiting to be read. I really need to get to that… And I’ve seen Silvermay in stores but never really looked into it. Need to change that…

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