Monthly Archives: January 2013

January 8, 2013

Deltora Scavenger Hunt

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Deltora_coverDeltora Scavenger Hunt

Many of you are big fans of the Deltora Quest and the Golden Door series. Full of fantasy, magic, monsters, and more, they are easy series to get lost in. And – cool fact – author Emily Rodda actually said she wrote Deltora based on the structure of a video game after seeing how into video games her own kids were.

Deltora came out around the same time as Harry Potter, and took off from there. If you’re a huge Deltora fan, or just getting started, we challenge you to a Scavenger Hunt! All the answers can be found in the murky depths of the Deltora Quest and Golden Door sites. So explore the sites and see if you can find the answers to our Scavenger Hunt questions.

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January 7, 2013

Writing Prompt: That Awkward Moment When

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Did you ever experience an awkward moment like forget somebody’s name when they totally remembered yours? Or fart in the dead silence of a movie theater? Or loudly scream “Mommy!” in the mall, forgetting you now call your parent ‘Mom” or sometimes cleverly by their first name? These are the moments – those awkward moments – you will laugh about later but cringe at now!! Today’s Writing Prompt asks you to finish the following phrase:

That Awkward Moment When . . . 

Here’s one of mine to get you started.
That awkward moment when in seventh grade I was talking to my crush only to realize afterwards I had a large piece of, um, something (!) stuck under my nose.

Fill in yours in the Comments below. I can’t wait to read these ones!
That awkward moment when . . .

—Ratha, Stacks Writer

January 2, 2013

The Savage Fortress

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9780545385169_xlgThe Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda

Ash Mistry has always loved Hindu myths: the awesome weapons, the brave warriors, the gods watching over all. Visiting his aunt and uncle in India, he finds the country just as fascinating. When wealthy Lord Alexander Savage asks Ash's uncle to work for him, the family is overjoyed. But Ash knows something is wrong at Lord Savage's fortress, where the bodyguards all seem to have strangely long teeth….

Then Ash discovers a golden arrowhead once possessed by the great warrior-king Rama. In their hunger for the weapon, Savage's bodyguards reveal their true natures: They're rakshasas, demons of Indian myth, defeated by Rama many centuries ago. But why are they working for Savage? And what do they want with the arrowhead? As the myths come to life around him, Ash teams up with a beautiful rakshasa girl in a desperate battle to save not just the world, but reality itself.

Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Brandon Mull, The Savage Fortress introduces a terrific new fantasy hero.

Read an excerpt.

What do you think? Are you excited about this new fantasy book? Leave a Comment.