Kelly Link

ravenreyamidala  asked:

So is "In Other Lands" just a print copy of Turn of the Story? Or did you add more to it? I'm a little confused. I love love love love Turn of the Story, and would love to get my hands on a print copy, but I'm a little confused, because I thought that if you put something out there for people to read for free, you are not exactly able to sell it because of copyright things?

I am so sorry for your confusion! But I am so happy that you would like to be able to read. I will attempt to explain all the things.

IN OTHER LANDS isn’t just TURN OF THE STORY–it has an extra third of the book added, both in ‘what happens next’ for our three main characters (the traditional combo, found in many high schools, of nerd, jock, and elven warrior maid): Elliot, Luke and Serene, and beforehand. 

For those who have read the short story WINGS IN THE MORNING, which is from Luke’s POV, there’s the events WINGS IN THE MORNING from Elliot’s POV, and beyond–the book closes with the three students finishing their final year of training in the Border camp. There is also more of Elliot’s life before he is recruited into fantasy world–we see Elliot’s relationship with his schoolmates, which is Not So Great–and new scenes woven through his adventures, trying to make friends… and trying not to make friends.

It’s also been edited. Editing is tricky when there is already a version available for the public. C.S. Pacat’s first two books in the (lyrically written by the way!) Captive Prince trilogy went through a similar process, I believe: on one hand, an excellent editor’s eye cannot help but improve things. On the other, I wanted to be very sure I wouldn’t cut anything that might be someone’s favourite scene. Once you release something to the wild, it’s not just your story anymore. 

So I really didn’t cut much at all, even though this means it is now a long book! I hope you guys will forgive me and like it anyway. However, such incidents as the rebellion at the training camp are–I hope–more sensical. We were looking at the story in an effort to smooth and enrich what was already there. Maybe a way to think of it is: we (my fabulous editor Kelly Link and I) turned delicious strawberry juice into a (hopefully) even more delicious strawberry milkshake.

And I hope you all like the mermaid milkshake of IN OTHER LANDS.

(Oh no, I made it weird.)

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their then, and now, and what is to come

inspired by this lovely song~ listen at the same time as it’ll be easier to follow the panels :3 

(and a little word under the cut)~ 

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Underrated mythological creatures in YA books

I have always loved mythological creatures, but I think too many YA paranormal books focus on four creatures: vampires, werewolves, angels and fairies. So with the help of my followers (really they did all the work, I just wrote down the books into categories), I have compiled a list of books with underrated mythological creatures. Just to clarify, I haven’t read most of these books.

So if you like:

Mermaids:

  • Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
  • Siren by Tricia Rayburn
  • Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
  • Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
  • Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
  • Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
  • Ingo by Helen Dunmore
  • Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli
  • Ascension by Kara Dalkey
  • Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
  • Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
  • Wake by Amanda Hocking  
  • The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
  • Tangled Tides by Karen Amanda Hooper
  • Tempest Rising by Tracey Deebs
  • Lies Beneath series by Anne Greenwood
  • The Siren by Kiers Cass
  • Daughters of the Sea by Kathryn Lasky

Ghosts:

  • Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
  • A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison (A retelling of Hamlet)
  • Shades of London by Maureen Johnson
  • The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-Shaw
  • The Hollow by Jessica Verday
  • Shade by Jeri Smith Ready
  • Hereafter by Tara Hudson
  • Ruined by Paula Morris

Necromancers:

  • The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
  • Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen (a trilogy) by Garth Nix
  • Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
  • The Johannes Cabal series by Jonathan L. Howard 

Demons:

  • Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  • Personal Demonsby Lisa Desrochers
  • Demon Lexicon series by Sarah Rees Brennan
  • The Demonata by Darren Shan

Banshee:

  • My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent
  • Sidhe’s Call by Christy G. Thomas 
  • The Banshee Initiate by Kelly Matsuura

Goblins:

  • Runemarks by Joanne Harris
  • The Goblin Wood by Hilari Bell
  • The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
  • The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynn Jones

Monsters:

  • The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey
  • Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link

Dragons:

  • Eon by Alison Goodman
  • The Dragon of Trelian by Michelle Knudsen 
  • Enchanted Forrest series by Patricia C. Wrede
  • Dragonkeeper series by Carole Wilkinson
  • Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn

Centaur: 

  • Deep Secrets by Diana Wynne

Soul Colector:

  • The Collector by Victoria Scott

Water horses:

  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

 Pooka:

  • Other by Karen Kincy
  • War for the Oaks by Emma Bull.

Dracons/draki:

  • Firelightby Sophie Jordan
  • Talon by Julie Kagawa


Unicorns:

  • Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
  • The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle 

Greek mythology:

  • Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
  • Pegasus by Robin McKinley
  • Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

The Devil:

  • Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Different creatures:

  • Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
  • Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst
  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  • The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  • Beautiful Decay by Sylvia Lewis
  • The Changelings by Elle Casey
  • The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddel
  • Barnaby Grimes by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddel

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel by Susanna Clarke

Succubus:

  • Mesmerized by Julia Crane and Talia Jager

Egyptian mythology:

  • The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Chimaera:

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Djinn:

  • The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

Skin-walkers:

  • The Darkness Rising trilogy by Kelley Armstrong

Trickster gods and demons:

  • Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (A retelling of Beauty and the Beast)

Original mythology:

  • Books of Great Alta series by Jane Yolen

Genies:

  • As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

Selkies:

  • Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley
  • Half Human by Bruce Coville

Reapers:

  • The Madison Avery series by Kim Harrison

Polynesian mythology:

  • Wildefire by Karsten Knight

Nightmare:

  • The Nightmare Affair  by Mindee Arnett