The Guild of Assassins Majat Code #2
By: Anna Kashina Q&A with Anna Kashina
What was the spark or initial idea that
started your book? I believe that
stories are out there, and that they actively seek the right person who will
write them down, so they are just floating around until it clicks with a
particular author--much like finding a love match. I guess this mystical image
reflects the fact that stories tend to come naturally to me, I just wake up one
day knowing that this is what I am going to write. Some stories come to me in
dreams, others from the pool of semi-consciousness that dominates my mind in a
pre-waking state, or during daydreaming. The big idea
behind the Majat Code series was that of an near-absolute force confined by
very tight rules. I have explored this idea earlier in my first novel, “The
Ptincess of Dhagabad”, which features a djinn as the main protagonist. “Blades
of the Old Empire” deals with a similar theme, but in a more familiar setting, and
with much mor…
Sorry, the Lessons from series have been absent for a little while. I haven't watched anything that I felt I could apply to this. Was doing a lot of reading recently and with more obscure writers (at least ones I'd never heard of).
big FAT liar is pure genius. I'm still in the watch and be amazed phase. I've seen this movie so many times that I can recite many of the lines and know the plot like one of my own stories.
I laugh every single time I watch it. According to some research this movie didn't do so well and got panned by many reviewers. I have to admit to being surprised at first, but then I remembered that often the movies and shows that I love generally don't do well either in the general populace or with reviewers (reason why I never base my viewing on any reviews).
So back to the movie itself. big FAT liar is a kid/teen comedy about pathological liars. My favorite parts of this movie are the characters and the running jokes for each one of them. You…
A young adult fantasy about a girl who swaps places with her best friend to become a unicorn keeper.
Jiline of Ainsley is dismayed when her best friend is selected by the mages to become a unicorn keeper at the Keep, an isolated mountain fortress. Especially since Madelen is in love and engaged to the richest boy in the village. Jiline on the other hand has no prospects of marriage or a trade in their small village. So, she comes up with a plan to take Madelen’s place at the Keep and hopefully flunk out of unicorn keeper training before the mages can discover the deception. Unfortunately, the unicorns have their own plans for her.
Mage Herrick, son of the Keep Mage, returns home to the Keep as the trainee keepers arrive. A chance encounter with Jiline, who he believes is Madelen, on the trail sparks a magical connection between the two. Knowing he can’t feel a magical draw to someone who has no magic, he tries to prove Madelen (Jiline) has magic within her. His attention …