It’s been suggested that The Faerie Path could be made into an animated movie. Does anyone like this idea, or do you all prefer live-action? And if animated, should it be line-drawing or computer animated like Shrek? And who should do the voice-overs?
Oh, and while I’m here - I’ve been asked where Tania and Edric get their cell-phones from in the The Lost Queen. I haven’t read the book for years - but I know many of you will have read it more recently. I think Tania just picks hers up from home - and Edric gets his from where he lives - is that correct?
Quick update: I’m now two thirds through book six: “The Charmed Return.” And I’ve added more of my artwork to the Fan Club site.
Hello there. This morning I received an email from Harper Collins the Publishers, with the final cover art and wording for The Enchanted Quest.
I’ve added the wording on the cover to the page now - to give you a glimpse of what is to come. I’ll also be posting sneak-peek chapters in a while - one in October, I think - and one in December, to lead up to publication in February 2010.
And before anyone asks - no, I’m not going to tell you if everything works out fine for Tania and Edric, nor am I going to tell you whether Rathina gets together with Connor, or whether Aldritch chokes to death on a sardine sandwich, as I’m sure several of you would like!
Oh, and by the way - I’ve added a few more pictures to the Gallery in Marisa’s Fan Club site - and I’ll be adding more later.
And in case any of you think I’m slacking, I can tell you I’m over half way through The Faerie Path book 6 - and I’m quite pleased with it so far!
I just thought I’d let you know that some of my artwork has now been posted on Marisa’s Fan Club website, if you feel like taking a look. They’re in Photo Gallery - and if you click on the pictures once you’ve opened the album, you’ll see the pictures enlarged and with captions.
If you like them, I’ll post a few more.
I’ve already told you about the new Fan Site that Marisa has set up, well, we put our heads together and we’ve come up with a great idea!
Marisa is organizing a short story writing competition for members of the Fan Club - and the prize will be a signed copy of Faerie Path 5: The Enchanted Quest.
One other little thing - as most of you already know, there are currently planned to be 6 Faerie Path books published by Harper Collins. I’d love to write more, but this will depend on the sales of the first six. At the moment things are looking good - but what will help is if I can show the Publishers that I have a big Fan Club - so any of you guys who haven’t joined up yet, might like to consider doing so - it costs nothing and it will definitely have exclusive stuff on it.
I’ve already given Marisa two short stories of mine, and I have another ready. Plus I plan on posting some poems - and some of the more eagle-eyed among you will spot that some of the words of these poems will have already appeared as songs and chants in the Faerie Path series.
Plus she will have some of my artwork for you to look at. All things considered, Marisa’s Fan Club is going to be a great place to visit!
I’ve just been told by one of my fans, Marisa, that she has set up an Allan Frewin Jones fan club website. That’s pretty exciting for me- I don’t think I’ve ever had a fan club before!
It would be really great if you guys could check out the site and maybe join the club and do some blogging. I’ll be checking in on it regularly to see what you’re all talking about.
The URL is: http://www.greatbooksrock.webs.com
Thanks so much to Marisa for organizing this - now it’s over to all of you.
Well, here’s something weird! Jade keeps turning up in The Faerie Path books - but do I ever actually say what she looks like? If not, does anyone have a mental image of Jade? I’m partly asking because a couple of you were thinking of an actor for Jade in the potential movie - so, what does she look like, do you think?
This is especially strange, because I have files of lots of details of people, places and things in Faerie and beyond - you know, a full description of Earl Valentine, a full description of The Royal Palace and a full description of the Amber Prisons and how they work - but for some strange reason my entry for Jade is blank. I think the Dark Arts have been at work here!
Oh, and I do rather like the idea of the same actor playing Mr Palmer and Oberon - in heavy disguise, of course. The only problem I see with this is that I always imagined Anita’s parents being late thirties or early forties - but I had Oberon down as a little older…what do you think? (Yes, I know Faerie folk live forever - but at what age do you imagine them stopping - or at least slowing right down - getting older-looking?)
Okay, a couple of you think that last blog of mine opened a new subject that wasn’t very interesting. That’s fine, no problem, I just come up with stuff that interests me…but I’m up for you people to pick your own topics. So - let’s go with Clare’s idea: if The Faerie Path was made into a movie, who would you want to act the main parts?
Okay, I think we’re probably talked the whole Rathina/Edric/Tania/Connor thing pretty much into the ground now. So I was wondering if any of you might like to talk about something a bit different?
Let’s say Tania survives all her recent problems and decides to live at least part of her life in Faerie (I’m NOT saying this is what happens, I’m just making stuff up here…).
If you were Tania, where in Faerie would you like to live? The Royal Palace? Veraglad? One of the Caers - like where Hopie lives? Or somewhere else? Crystalhenge? Weir?
And if you had the time to explore the Immortal Realm of Faerie, which place or places would you most like to see? Leiderdale, perhaps? Or would you go way up north to visit Clorimel again? Or maybe you can think of a -place that hasn’t even been mentioned in the books yet? Some totally new magical place in Faerie? What’s it called? Where is it on the map? What would you do there?
And finally - who would you take on your travels? One of your sisters? Several of your sisters? All of them? Someone else? How would you choose and why?
I know that most of the mail coming to this site concerns The Faerie Path series - but from what you’re telling me, plenty of you have also read and enjoyed the first Warrior Princess book.
Well, as you probably know, the second book in this series is due out 1st October 2009 - only a couple of months away. To give you a taster of what is to come, I’ve just posted up the second chapter of the new book Destiny’s Path on this site.
It shows our hero Branwen losing faith in her Destiny and deciding she wants to go home…or at least, to go back to her mother whom she left in the burning ruins of her home at the end of book one.
But she finds out that the gods who told her of her destiny - the mysterious Shining Ones - are not so easily put off. Branwen is destiny girl whether she likes it or not.
For me, one of the most exciting elements of the whole series comes to the fore at the start of chapter three - when the Shining Ones send Branwen a supernatural companion to help her on the path to her destiny. For Branwen, the big problem with this new ally is trying to figure out whose side she’s on. Is Blodwedd there to help Branwen, or is her loyalty really to the great antlered man-god Govannon of the Wood? Either way, Blodwedd is a strange and dangerous person to travel with…if she’s even a real person at all.
I hope you enjoy these sneak peek chapters, and that it inspires you to check out Warrior Princess book two: Destiny’s Path.