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Cover reveal!!!

Jul. 17th, 2018 | 10:31 am
posted by: readsintrees in sounis

Did you see???

https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/1316-exclusive-megan-whalen-turner-reveals-the-cover-for-return-of-the-thie

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Any new book recommendations?

Jul. 16th, 2018 | 12:13 pm
posted by: readsintrees in sounis

While she knits....what have you been reading lately that are good for Thief fans?

I recently discovered the "And I Darken" trilogy by Kiersten White (book 3 was just released). In some ways it reminds me a bit of the QT series: takes place in a historical world similar to our own, but changed in some way, making it "fantasy" even though there's no magic. Small countries jostling for borders, lots of political machinations, moving armies around, sabotaging your own resources in order to befuddle the enemy....and the main character is a ruthless woman who takes extreme measures to obtain and maintain her throne (albeit, even more ruthless than Irene). And unlike a lot of YA fantasy these days, romance is no where near the forefront of the story.

What other recommendations have ye got? 


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MWT sighting!!!

Jul. 9th, 2018 | 07:33 am
posted by: readsintrees in sounis

Well, no, not really. But while I was at the grocery store yesterday, there was a woman there that looked JUST like Megan. I kept bumping into her in the store and having to do double takes. She must've thought I was nuts. "Why does this person keep staring at me with such an excited expression that morphs into confusion and then disappointment?"

MWT wouldn't be in Maine...but my brain was clearly hoping!

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Hamiathes' Gift Exchange - Assignments Sent!

Jul. 8th, 2018 | 09:43 pm
posted by: pendrecarc in sounis

If you signed up for the exchange, you should have received an email notifying you of your assignment. If you don't see it, check your spam folder--if that doesn't work, let me know!

Please contact me privately via gmail at hamiathesmod if you have any questions or concerns about your assignment. If you want to ask your recipient for any clarification or additional detail, I can send along your questions anonymously.

All assignments are due at 10 PM EDT on Saturday, August 18th. What time is that for me?

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2 days left for signups!

Jul. 6th, 2018 | 11:08 pm
posted by: pendrecarc in sounis

There are two days left to sign up for the exchange! Signups close at 10 PM EDT on Sunday the 8th, so you still have most of the weekend.

You can sign up here.


If you're curious about what's being requested and offered, you can see a detailed list of requests or the signup summary (though be warned, the summary isn't being updated as often as it should!).

Come join us!

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MWT writing tour

Jul. 1st, 2018 | 11:52 am
posted by: rouan1 in sounis

Have any of you been paying attention to MWT's tumbler? She's been posting pictures of various places like Oslo and now Bavaria. When she first mentioned this was a writing tour, I figured it was research for the last Queen's Thief book. But then we got the news that it is coming out in March of 2019 so what book can she be doing research for? Thoughts, ideas, anyone? Whatever the answer, I am happy to know there is something to look forward to after the last QT book arrives.

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Hamiathes' Gift Exchange - Signups Open!

Jun. 28th, 2018 | 09:09 pm
posted by: pendrecarc in sounis

All right, everyone, nominations are closed, the tag set is finalized, and signups are open! If you've done a Yuletide-style exchange on AO3 before, the process should be pretty similar. If you haven't, have a look at the explanation and examples below, check out the FAQ and rules on AO3, and let me know if you have questions!

Also, please spread the word--the more, the merrier.

The signup link is here!

Quick points:

  • Signups are open until Sunday, July 8th

  • You'll need an AO3 account to sign up. You can request one here if you don't already have one. The wait list is currently at about 9 days, which should give you just enough time, but if you want to be sure I do have an extra code.

  • Please read the rules before signing up so you know what you're agreeing to do


How signups work:

Each of us will use a form on AO3 to make requests and offers.

You must make at least two requests, each of which specifies a character or from the tag set and indicates that you’re requesting fanfiction, fanart, or both. You may make up to eight requests. Each request can also include optional details about your preferences, ideas for prompts, etc. More about that below. Your assigned writer or artist is responsible for creating a fanwork featuring the character or relationship in any one of your requests. You can also request Worldbuilding (Any Character) for a story or artwork about the history, cultures, mythology, etc. of the Queen's Thief without specifying individual characters, or a more specific worldbuilding tag such as Worldbuliding: Eddisian Engineers.

Offers are simple—you’ll just list the characters or relationships from the tag set about whom you’re willing to write or illustrate, specifying whether you’re offering fanart, fanfiction, or both

An important note on relationships--if characters are connected by &, this refers to a platonic relationship. If they are connected by an /, this refers to a romantic or sexual relationship. For example, if you want a story or artwork featuring Heiro, request Heiro (Queen's Thief). If you want a story or artwork featuring Heiro and Agape as friends or rivals, request Relationship: Heiro & Agape. If you want a story or artwork featuring Heiro and Agape as girlfriends, request Relationship: Heiro/Agape.


Optional details:

When you're making requests, it can be helpful to give your author/artist a little more detail than just the characters you're requesting. Remember that your author or artist is only required to create a work featuring your specified characters. If you ask for a specific story prompt or for art in a particular style, they may not be able to meet that request, and they aren't required to. Try not to be too proscriptive here--think of it as a way to explain why you like these characters and why you're interested in getting fanwork about them, and a way to kickstart your author/artist's creativity if they need it.

You can include either a link to a letter hosted on your journal or type directly in the optional details box in the signup form. If you're linking to your journal, please make sure it isn't friends-locked, or your creator won't be able to see it!


Do Not Want list:

If there's anything you specifically don't want to receive in your gift, you can include a Do Not Want list in the optional details section. Examples might be things that squick or trigger you or 'ships you aren't interested in. This isn't about making value judgments, just about indicating your comfort level and making this a good experience for everyone.

Authors and artists must respect this list. When you're specifying Do Not Wants, please include them in the optional details text box in your signup, not in the letter, so I as the mod can be aware of them.

Examples: sexual content, kidfic, violence, character death.


The tag set is here. This is the full list of nominated characters and relationships you can choose from when offering and requesting fanwork. Click "expand all" to see everyone.

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Hamiathes' Gift Exchange - Nominations Close Tomorrow

Jun. 27th, 2018 | 09:36 pm
posted by: pendrecarc in sounis

Hey, everyone--I'll be closing nominations in just under 24 hours, at 10 PM EDT on Thursday, June 28th. Signups will open shortly thereafter.

You can see the tag set here and make nominations here.

If you want to participate in the fanfiction and fanart exchange, you'll need an AO3 account. You can request one here. The waiting period is currently just over a week. I do have one extra invitation I can send if you want an invite sooner than that, and others may have some available, too--leave a comment if you need one!

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Hamiathes' Gift Exchange - More on Nominations

Jun. 23rd, 2018 | 07:26 pm
posted by: pendrecarc in sounis

Hi, all! Amid the general excitement over book 6 news, a couple of announcements on tag set nominations.

First, if you want to participate in the fanfiction and fanart exchange, you'll need an AO3 account. You can request one here. The waiting period is currently just over a week, which means you'll be too late for nominations but in time to sign up for the exchange. I do have one extra invitation I can send if you want an invite sooner than that, and others may have some available, too--leave a comment if you need one!

Second, just a reminder that nominations will close on June 28th at 10 PM EDT! You can see the tag set here and make nominations here.

Third, I've been asked if I'll allow more specific worldbuilding nominations, such as Worldbuilding: Songs about Ennikar & Immakuk. I'm happy to allow this, so feel free to include those nominations!

Finally, to whoever has an unapproved nomination for Relationship: Eugenides/Irene, this has already been approved as the tag Relationship: Attolia/Eugenides. I've left your nomination unapproved so you can change it to something else if you want.

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Book 6: Return of the Thief!!!

Jun. 22nd, 2018 | 09:51 pm
mood: ecstaticecstatic
posted by: an_english_girl in sounis

Even Ornon's sheep are happy!

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