Jones & Bennett

neversandnowheres asked: "I'm really not very far into Shadow Magic yet but I remembered this line from Havemercy: '"Find somewhere private and leave us in peace," Alcibiades muttered... I promised myself that one day I'd repay Alcibiades for the sentiment.' Did Royston somehow set him up to be in the same carriage as Caius just to annoy him a little bit? :')"

What kind of grown man holds a grudge like that, that would be PETTY. (Next time on Havemercy, Hal discovers Royston’s secret library stocked solely with handwritten books of grievances, alphabetized by perpetrator.)

posted 5 days ago with 27 notes

unbuttonedinawood asked: "Have either of you read the Temeraire series? I feel like you would really love the Temeraire books. (Also I just read Havemercy, Shadow Magic, and Steelhands over the course of a few days-- I can't get Dragon Soul at the moment-- and my head is EXPLODING FROM AWESOME.)"

LOOOOVE the Temeraire series! Naomi Novik is a huge inspiration! (So you assume correctly.) Take care of your head, it has to remain unexploded for Dragon Soul! :D

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kelsiers asked: "Quick tip if you're having trouble with the asks, Xkit is a magical extension that lets you tag asks and whatnot and even adds the asker's username. :)"

You are my hero and the only reason asks are making a comeback. All hail kelsiers!

posted 5 days ago with 2 notes

kouje asked: "hi hello how do you pronounce kouje?"

YOUR USERNAME IS AMAZING. J & I always went with ‘koh-jee’ but we are neither of us phonetic wizards so whatever sounds right in your heart.

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deanwinchestears asked: "Hello! I'm reading Shadow Magic (for the very first time (i am enjoying it very much)) and I'm wondering how to pronounce Kouje's name. I'm sure you've probably answered that before, but I can't find an answer. Have a great day!"

This is a late, late reply, but we always pronounced it ‘koh-jee’! Which is not to invalidate any other pronunciations you or anyone else may have come up with in the meantime. c:

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kaindove asked: "Hello I'm going to ask you a question I'm sure you've been asked TEN MILLION TIMES (but I'm doing that exam thing and haven't been in touch with... things not school). I miss you guys! I miss reading your stuff. Sometimes I look longingly at the Volstovic Cycle books on my bookshelf (and cry because what is an English Degree? Why can't I read anything post 1700s?!) and ... just... will there be more?! More books?! You've both been such a huge inspiration to me in terms of writing/life. Thanks!<3"

Thanks so much for your question! As of right now there are no official plans for more books in the Volstovic Cycle, but neither of us likes to say never! Mostly because we have a hard time letting go… That being said, we do have some plans for other book-shaped things in the works, so hopefully fingers crossed we will be able to give that bookshelf some company…someday. ALSO our sympathies on exam season! Thank YOU for taking the time out of your busy day to ask!

posted 5 days ago with 1 note

So, the cover for the Czech version of Shadow Magic is AMAZING.

So, the cover for the Czech version of Shadow Magic is AMAZING.

posted 1 month ago with 24 notes

Snowed in with a good book&#8230;

Snowed in with a good book…

posted 3 months ago with 2 notes

reshki:

romance sans paroles || a hal/royston mix

innocent green youko kanno // these waters ben howard // eyes closed the narrative // starlings elbow // plea baths || romance sans paroles (op. 17 no. 3) gabriel fauré // infinity street richard walters // riches and wonders the mountain goats // eric’s song vienna teng // dirait-on morten lauridsen

8tracks || art

This is so great!

reshki:

romance sans paroles || a hal/royston mix

innocent green youko kanno // these waters ben howard // eyes closed the narrative // starlings elbow // plea baths || romance sans paroles (op. 17 no. 3) gabriel fauré // infinity street richard walters // riches and wonders the mountain goats // eric’s song vienna teng // dirait-on morten lauridsen

8tracks || art

This is so great!

posted 3 months ago via reshki with 38 notes

Spirited Away | Rain