… Alexandria boasted automatic doors and hydraulic lifts, hidden treadmills and coin-operated machines. With invisible wires, siphons, pulleys and magnets the Ptolomies could work miracles. Fires erupted and died down; lights flickered from statues’ eyes; trumpets blared spontaneously. For the early procession, the city’s ingenious metalworkers outdid themselves: A fifteen-foot-tall statue in a yellow spangled tunic floated through the streets. She rose to her full height, poured offerings of milk, then magically reseated herself, enthralling the crowds.
—  A description of parades held along Canopic Way in Alexandria, Egypt in 47 BC. From “Cleopatra” by Stacy Schiff.
Fortune Favors The Bold
  • Fortune Favors The Bold
  • Vangelis

Everything about this song is beautiful.

Just imagine,close your eyes and imagine. You’re standing on the top of a mountain,you can feel the cold air entering your lungs. You open your eyes and feel powerful,like the world,everything you see belongs to you.

it’s the song from Alexander,Hindu Kush scene,first they play Across The Mountains and then,when Alexander talks to Ptolomy,Fortune Favors The Bold comes up.


Tunnel Teeeeeeeeeeeeeeam! The Underclan must expand, as Hesti does Above, so they do Below. 

Addelmar, the Pearlcatcher, earns his keep by planning and organizing the construction of the tunnels- Ptolomy and Frass, the Snappers, do the grunt work of digging them out. GollyGee will occasionally lend a rapid hand, but is usually too busy wandering and delivering to be regular help.

I still haven’t named her yet, but the Guardian puts up the beams and structural support of the tunnels- she also assissts Addelmar in installing his more decorative pieces- The arches change in style and tend to have artistic engravings and bas-reliefs that roughly depict what is above your head- thus allowing folks to navigate through. She also ensures that (most) of the tunnels are large enough for the ridgebacks, guardians, and imperials of the clan. For fun, she digs her own tunnels- long, winding, dead-end things with misleading directions that often terminate in the dead of nowhere, or right where they started. It’s her own private joke- it’s also the perfect way to trap any intruders that may stumble into their dens.

June 2015 Wrap-Up

1. The Young Elites by Marie Lu 
2. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
3. The Crown of Ptolomy by Rick Riordan
4. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson 
5. Vampires,Scones,and Edmund Herondale by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan 
6. The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
7. The Midnight Heir by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan 
8. The Evil We Love by Cassandra Clare 
9. The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson 
10. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin 
11. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin 
12. The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin