If you’re interested, you can find out more info about Farlkris at our new entry on the Conversations with POD website here.
We’re really sad about the demise of Borders. No bookshop should be allowed to close when it’s making money – which some of the Borders stores are. It’s a bit like when the whole class gets punished just because some kids are making a nuisance of themselves.
The Borders staff in Gateshead, Newcastle and Edinburgh Kinnaird have been really good to us and we hope the staff who have to get new jobs find them soon, still working with books and children.
If you get a chance, go and buy lots of books before they shut, to show them you really like books. Make their day!
We feel like sending the dragons in to sort things out in a better way! A touch of magic, a different way of doing things… Oh well. They only get in touch in real emergencies and I don’t think any overgrounders think this is one.
Hello to all of you who bought either Scordril or Farlkris at Kinnaird Park yesterday. It was great to meet you.
We thought you might like to hear a bit of Scordril read for you. Chapter 2 is the hardest part because it’s written in dragon script and is a bit old-fashioned in style. Well, what do you expect? It was recorded by claw in 1800.
If you want to listen, either click the audio player below or go get your Scordril copy first, and follow as you listen. It’s pages 18-23.
***Heart attack alert: it’s not exactly bedtime listening!
Yikes! The floor is covered in books. Farlkris is published!
You can order the book from the publisher here, or from Amazon, or at any bookshop. And we’re looking forward to seeing many of you at Borders in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, here is Hannah’s map:
And if you’d like a small picture with both book covers on it, you can download it in your browser by clicking on the image and then saving the file to your desktop – where you can print it out and leave it around for people to take the hint that you’d like a copy of Farlkris in your Christmas stocking!
"Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed Scordril, I had to really discipline myself to put it down and go to sleep. I really enjoyed the 50's setting and the way the dragons could morph into humans for a while and communicate with the children. I like the idea of the historical alliance with the fishermen and the other links between past and present. When's the next one coming out?" JC, Leeds
"At last - a children's book my 10-year-old couldn't put down!" HA, Munich
"This book was very enjoyable and every chapter wanted me to read more. The bit that I started to nod off was when he was reading the book about what happened a long time ago but it was very good how you broke it up. Well Done!" L, Newcastle
"I love the fact that dragons can morph into human form. I've never come across that in other fantasy books and films." LT, Newcastle
"I thought Scordril was really good and I really enjoyed reading the book. My school is Seaton Hirst Church of England Middle School." RT, Ashington
"I read it and although I am not qualified to give a critique, I enjoyed it, so it must have something to appeal to a near octogenarian!" FD, Harrogate
[re Farlkris] "More exciting then ever." KA, Munich