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.
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!
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 ;)
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!