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James Riley

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James Riley Right now, the plan is for five books. So a quintology? Is that a word?
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James Riley I'm currently writing the sequel to STORY THIEVES, which should be out in about a year!
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Half Upon a Time (Half Upon...

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Half Upon a Time Twice Upon a Time Once Upon the End
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Anja is finished with Half Upon a Time: Once upon a time, there was a fairy tale that ended with a freaking cliffhanger... Apart from that I really really liked this book :)
Half Upon a Time by James  Riley
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This was a funny mixed-up fairytale retelling full of humor and adventure and magical objects and fairytale creatures and lost sarcasm. (A sad thing, indeed, that.) The tone of the book is lighthearted and funny and, well, simply put, I lo" Read more of this review »
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“Whaaaaaat is going on?" May whispered out of the corner of her mouth.
"I'm sort of comforted by the fact that I can't figure it out," Jack responded.”
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“Listen, last time I talked to you three, you were all two oars short of having any oars, so I don't want to hear it.”
James Riley, Twice Upon a Time

“Oh, so close!" she said, her smile getting wider. "But close only counts in horseshoes and dragon fire.”
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