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Hazel West | 97 comments Mod
This is the discussion board for week one of the Blood Ties read along! This will span from June 4th-10th

We will be reading chapters 1-10 this week.

Since not everyone reads at the same pace, be considerate and use the Spoiler setting for any discussions that might be considered a spoiler :)


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Hazel West | 97 comments Mod
Okay, I'm gonna kick off the official discussion!

What does everyone think so far?


Joseph Leskey (reconditestaff) | 8 comments Hazel wrote: "Okay, I'm gonna kick off the official discussion!

What does everyone think so far?"


Oh dear. I've now advanced far enough to have intelligible thoughts; however, I'm afraid it's hard to pinpoint exactly what they represent.

I like it. (Really useful information there.) At the moment, what I especially appreciate is the fact that (view spoiler). (Not sure if that is actually a spoiler, but as the wise used to declare: "better safe than sorry.")


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Hazel West | 97 comments Mod
Haha, no I wouldn't say that's a spoiler. That's actually one of my favorite things about this world too :P


Claire Banschbach | 6 comments I've already read the book before (several bits multiple times) so suffice to say that I thoroughly enjoy it.

Love all the cars and motorcycles that everyone uses. It's one of my favorite parts of the story! :)

I also really appreciate Caitlin and how Ciran and Tierney are totally cool with her coming along. And that chase scene! :)


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Hazel West | 97 comments Mod
I'm glad everyone liked the chase scene, it was actually one of the first ideas I had for this book. My main idea for this before I even figured out the setting was 'modern day warriors with sports cars, and what if there were goblins who rode motorcycles?" I'm just glad the combo works haha :P


Merenwen Inglorion | 6 comments Yas, that chase scene. There need to be more. Like, a dozen or so. :D

I think this line would make quite an entertaining short story: (view spoiler)

Also, the first time I read through this, the long sentences kind of annoyed me. But now it reads like its Ciran's voice; excited, eager, prone to rambling about things he's excited about.
I just won't be trying to read this aloud anytime soon... X)


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Hazel West | 97 comments Mod
Chase scenes are actually incredibly hard to write, but there will be two more in Book Three ;)

Haha, I'm afraid I can't always help when some character POVs have long sentences or not. Honestly it can be annoying to me as well, especially when getting them to flow right :P


Deborah O'Carroll (deborahocarroll) | 35 comments I write long sentences in my stories too! I thinks it's a byproduct of reading so many old books growing up. People used to know how to write ginormous sentences and make them work. XD You don't see much of that in modern books...

I haven't started reading the section yet but I'm so excited to! :D YES, I definitely love the chase scene and whole idea--the modern/old-fashioned/faerie mix is one of my favorite things about the book! <3


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Hazel West | 97 comments Mod
That's probably part of it too. Classic authors had definite run-ons ;P


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Hazel West | 97 comments Mod
Hey guys, don't forget to give me suggestions for Fanart Friday (on the fan art thread, please)! And if you have any art you want to do, feel free to share! Regardless, I'll post something, whether you give me suggestions or not :P


Deborah O'Carroll (deborahocarroll) | 35 comments I started! :D I've only read the first chapter so far, but I LOVE THIS WORLD SO MUCH AND I MISSED IT AND AWK! *hugs it*

Also, I love how they were having their first great Goblin War while "the rest of the world" was having WWII. XD

And Ciran threatening Tierney if Tierney hurts his car. :P They're the best! I love this story. <3


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Hazel West | 97 comments Mod
Yeah, Ireland missed out on punching Nazis in the universe :P


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Hazel West | 97 comments Mod
Guys, I got up a pic for Fanart Friday, go check it out in that discussion board :)


Abigail H. Leskey (runeknitter) | 24 comments I didn't get my chapters read this week, alas.

I like how how they have to (view spoiler); it is realistic, and unusual for a quest story. And the knitting Berserker :D

(I've already read this twice, if any of you are wondering.)


Abigail H. Leskey (runeknitter) | 24 comments All the Irish Gaelic is interesting (and the spelling is...wondrous. A long farewell, phonics!)

A very good company of characters.


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Hazel West | 97 comments Mod
Irish phonetics is definitely very interesting. But they don't use the whole 26 letter alphabet either.


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Mara | 3 comments Riordan is my favorite. Berserker who knits and drinks herbal tea - just love him so much. I'd drink herbal tea with him any day. ^_^ And yes, we herbal tea drinkers can be bears in the morning if we don't have our herbal tea!!


Deborah O'Carroll (deborahocarroll) | 35 comments Mara wrote: "Riordan is my favorite. Berserker who knits and drinks herbal tea - just love him so much. I'd drink herbal tea with him any day. ^_^ And yes, we herbal tea drinkers can be bears in the morning if ..."

Bear... Now I suddenly want a spin-off short story about a time when Riordan accidentally gets turned into an actual real-life bear by some Fae accident, and they know it's him because he's so mild-mannered and keeps trying to drink herbal tea and get into the balls of yarn. XDDD


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Hazel West | 97 comments Mod
@Deborah, I suddenly feel like this has turned into an episode of Merlin LOL :P That would be funny though. I might actually sanction that as a fanfic ;)

Riordan was one of those supporting characters I really liked too. He was very interesting to be because he was sort of a contradiction.

By the way, the art for Fanart Friday is up and features Keevan and Riordan ;) I also posted a sketch dump with pretty much every character on it :P


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R.J. Rodda (rjrodda) | 9 comments I think Aedan needs to take up knitting. That would help him, right!?


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Hazel West | 97 comments Mod
He definitely needs some sort of relaxing hobby :)


Deborah O'Carroll (deborahocarroll) | 35 comments Rebekah wrote: "I think Aedan needs to take up knitting. That would help him, right!?"

Oh my goodness, this made me laugh. XD YES. Riordan should open a Manly Knit and Crochet club to relax all the warriors who need relaxing hobbies. XDDD


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Hazel West | 97 comments Mod
That may not be too far from what I had in mind from the future, actually :P


Claire Banschbach | 6 comments Haha! Love it. Like a ptsd support group with knitting?


Deborah O'Carroll (deborahocarroll) | 35 comments Hazel wrote: "That may not be too far from what I had in mind from the future, actually :P"

:O OH MY GOODNESS. :D


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Hazel West | 97 comments Mod
Well, it might more have something to do with a planned love interest for Riordan, but that's for book Four so I don't want to say too much about it ;)


Deborah O'Carroll (deborahocarroll) | 35 comments Hazel wrote: "Well, it might more have something to do with a planned love interest for Riordan, but that's for book Four so I don't want to say too much about it ;)"

:O :O :O :O :O :O
:D :D :D :D :D :D
^My feelings basically


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