Finally leaving this interminable (to me) battle behind, though not with any hope for better things for the moment...
(Unless you are familiar with the source material, in which case I will admit that in the next chapter resides my entire raison d'etre.)
I have in no way read the source material and did not in ANY WAY see this coming!
I hate fight scenes as well. And this was a LONG one.
Yay! I keep reminding myself that there are people following who HAVEN'T read the books (which for whatever reason sort of amazes me) and trying not to say anything spoilery.
*rubs hands together* Oh man, I can't wait!
It's going to be good. You should see the next two pages in the queue. I seriously am having trouble NOT uploading them ahead of time.
Half of me is screaming, "Gwydion! No!" but the other half is rubbing its hands and whispering, "Just one step closer to Eilonwy..."
I am so stoked to get to her. But I'm also really going to enjoy the scene with Achren. Not going to rush through that!
Ye gods, I love that last panel. Just the force of that rain coming down, all to one point. And Melyngar bowing her head. And the little raindrop ripples!
:) God is in the details.
I find that fewer amd fewer people have read these books. I found them in like 6th grade and I havent read them in like 2 years. Youve done a great job with it as far as Ive gottem.
And the whip!! Of course, ohmygosh! This is awesome...except of course for the fact that they are captured. Poor Gwydion!! I love him so much!! (And you Saeriellyn! I love you so much for putting your heart and soul into this amazing work!!)
I am a homeschooling mom of 6, have loved Alexander since I was 9, and I found the best way to intro my kids to the Prydain Chronicles was to read them aloud with my husband to our children. They LOVED them and each have taken the time to read them on their own since then. We've recently realized that the audiobooks now have a prelude *read by the Author*!!! AND---Did you know that the entirety of Alexander's papers and paraphernalia are held by Brigham Young University in Provo, UT? They have a lovely display in the Harold B. Lee Library on the second floor called "The Box" where you can sit at his desk, throw papers in his trashcan and look at all the bits and bobs he's been sent over the years by adoring fans. There's also a mural outside the box, which prominently features a painting of Lloyd, himself, and Gurgi too, if memory serves. It was worth seeing!!
Well goodness it’s a pleasure to be discovered by an old friend of Prydain! A land from whose border I currently write this, in fact...I’m in Oxford, and heading to Wales tomorrow, for a week-long trek through the magic.
I wish your tactic had worked on my own kids, but they are more or less indifferent to the series, possibly because I just tried too hard. My daughter is humoring me with an Eilonwy cosplay photo shoot while we are here though.
I do know about the BYU exhibit; between several of the professors and students there is a regular Lloyd fan club. I don’t think it has quite everything however - if I’m not mistaken, the bulk of his notes and early manuscripts are still held in the archives at the Philadelphia public library. I harbor a dream of poring over them in person one day.
Well met, my friend, and I hope you continue to enjoy!