[identity profile] ninedaysaqueen.livejournal.com
Something else to be excited about on May 16th! Harper Collins is re-releasing the audiobooks for the QT series in digital format and CD! The list price for the audio file is $21.99 for TT and CoK but $24.99 for all the other books and the CDs look like they are going to be $39.99 per book. Who knows if those listed prices are accurate. We shall see...

They will also be available on Audible, if you have that. It looks like the audiobook for Thick as Thieves will also be released on May 16, so we won't have to wait!

Previously, the audiobooks were narrated by Jeff Woodman, but I'm guessing he maybe isn't available anymore? The narrator is now listed as Steve West. He is listed as the narrator for all five books. I don't think that's a mistake, since I also found him listed as the narrator on the Barnes and Noble site, and he recently tweeted about recording all the books. He is a UK actor, who has narrated over 150 books and has eleven voice awards! You can listen to clips of him narrating on his website.

Guys! We're getting brand new versions of the audiobooks! I'm so excited to listen to Thick as Thieves!

PS: Hopefully, he does a better Eddisian accent. XD Sorry, Jeff Woodman...I loved your narrations too!

PSS: More excuses to give MWT my money. Yay!

[identity profile] checkers65477.livejournal.com
Here are links to more professional reviews of Thick as Thieves--all are excellent, and all but one (Kirkus, but they are notoriously tough) are starred reviews.

Be aware there are LOTS of spoilers in these reviews! Maybe wait to read them after you've read the book.

Which comes out in TWENTY SIX DAYS.

Publisher's Weekly



Horn Book (they don't post the actual reviews online, generally, but this page mentions the starred review)

Congrats, Megan!
[identity profile] ninedaysaqueen.livejournal.com
We're getting very close to the release of Thick as Thieves (only a matter of weeks!), so I thought it was probably time to discuss a plan to discuss. I've gone over the A Conspiracy of Kings tag, and was reminded that we broke discussions of the book down to a select number of chapters per post, meaning a handful of posts went live the day the book was released. Each one was devoted to four chapters or so.

The cons of the multi-post method-
Discussions can get a bit unwieldy when spread across many different windows.
If you want to discuss aspects of the books as a whole, there can be some confusion about where you should post.
It can get tedious to check all the different posts.

No worrying about spoilers for later on in the book if you want to share your thoughts as you read.

An alternative would be to have one post in which I could place comment threads that everyone could reply to if discussing individual chapters. There's onlythirteen
 chapters in the new book, so one comment thread per chapter? If you want to discuss the book as a whole, you can just reply to the post itself.

To summarize, the cons of this single post method would be-
Spoilers for the whole book in one post. (However, you should be able to avoid them by not scrolling down the whole way.)

Better organized discussions.
You can break your thoughts down by chapter without having to load many different windows or just discuss as a whole

If you're planning to use Sounis to discuss the book, you're welcome to share any ideas on the matter. If everyone is planning to finish the book before they start discussing it online, the cons of a single post would be irrelevant. You can, of course, still create a post of your own to dicuss specific aspects of the book, ask questions, or post reviews.

Right now, I'm eyeing May 28th at the usual time for our first post-TaT Conspiracy Room chat to discuss the book. That should give most reprobates enough time to get a copy and finish it. If your copy is arriving later than that but you'd like to participate in a chat, let me know when you think you'll have the book and will be done reading it. Maybe another chat in June or July would be good for anyone waiting on their copy from the public library or slow Amazon shipping?

If you have an arc and would like to start discussing now, I do have a locked post set up on my personal journal called the Jamey Dodgy Society for anyone wanting to talk about the book now. Simply friend me and drop me a comment or a PM so I know to add you. Livejournal is not always emailing me when someone friends me. (bashes LJ) I will unlock that post on May 16th and everyone can respond to any discussions on the the JDS thread.

Sounis's spoiler policies are HERE and basically ask that all spoilers for new books be hidden under an LJ-cut with a spoiler warning till at least a month after the book comes out.
[identity profile] ninedaysaqueen.livejournal.com
Epic Read posted a couple of beautiful edits of the Thick as Thieves cover with some great quotes from the book. Check them out under the cut below. Let me know if I missed any!

Nothing too spoilery, but if you don't want to see anything about the book before it comes out, cover your ears.

Read more... )

Check out the new Epic Reads booktrailer for QT if you haven't seen it yet. Does anyone have any new speculations about the book?

[identity profile] ninedaysaqueen.livejournal.com
Happy Easter weekend, reprobates!

We're wrapping up the The King of Attolia re-read and discuss this week. If you haven't checked those out yet, follow the links below. Thanks to all the leads who have volunteered their time so far. Everyone's doing a great job!

KoA Section One
KoA Section Two
KoA Section Three

Just a reminder, there will be a chat in the Conspiracy Room this Sunday, April 16th at the following times. I'll post another reminder early Sunday. So after you've eaten Easter brunch with your family, stop in to chat with your fellow reprobates and finish up discussions of The King of Attolia.

5pm Pacific Time
6pm Mountain Time
7pm Central Time
8pm Eastern Time

If you're timezone does not appear here, check the World Clock.

There will be one more pre-release chat on May 14th at the same time. We'll have some chats after the release of the new book, but I haven't scheduled those as of yet. The read-along will resume with the A Cospiracy of Kings on April 23rd (Prologue + Chapters 1-12 lead by [livejournal.com profile] an_english_girl) and we'll be wrapping up the re-read the week Thick as Thieves comes out. (Only one more month!) For now, this coming week is the final break week and should give you some time to catch up on your reading if you've fallen behind.

Hope to see you at the chat! Easter is also the deadline to enter MWT's Queen Peeps Arc Contest.
[identity profile] freenarnian.livejournal.com
"That waistband doesn't go with that coat," said the queen.

"As you have already noted, I was late." Eugenides bent his head to look at his waist. His coat was yellow, and so was the waistband, but the shades were not the same. "My attendants have triumphed this morning in their quest to make me look foolish. [...] No doubt in time their taste will improve."

"Perhaps if you did not order your clothes in colors that would suit a canary?"

(Would you believe that, prior to today, I'd never eaten a peep before?! The things I'll do to win an ARC of Thick as Thieves...)
[identity profile] inkasrain.livejournal.com
This has probably been noted before, but I just wanted to make sure it was out there. If anyone has picked up the beautiful new versions of the books, I'm sure you've noticed the character index at the end. The index is aweome -- it's super thorough, and very detailed -- but it does contain spoilers for Thick As Thieves, so proceed with caution!
[identity profile] ninedaysaqueen.livejournal.com
The rodent judges have selected the five finalalists for the King of Legoattolia arc contest. One of them being our very own [livejournal.com profile] an_english_girl!

Go HERE to vote. The winner will recieve an advanced copy of Thick as Thieves!

[identity profile] ninedaysaqueen.livejournal.com
Read the transcript from Sunday night's chat.

In which we discuss...

The lastest TaT summary

"The Knife Dance" and "Wine Shop"



Goats avoiding Lava


The identity Gitta Kingsdaughter

The Magus's historical writings

Textbooks are $$$

Enjoy! And don't be afraid to join us for future chats. We don't bit! Only the goats do.

[identity profile] ninedaysaqueen.livejournal.com
This is the final week for The Queen of Attolia!

QoA Section One
QoA Section Two
QoA Section Three

Thanks to the leads and everyone who has participated in the read-along so far. You're all doing a great job!

Next week is a break week, which will give anyone who's fallen behind on their reading or discussing time to catch up. Therefor this Sunday, March 19th, there will be a live chat held in the Conspiracy Room, where we can further dicuss QoA or speculate about TaT or just squee randomly.

The chat will start at...

5pm Pacific Time
6pm Mountain Time
7pm Central Time
8pm Eastern Time

If your timezone does not appear here, please check the World Clock.

The password for the Conspiracy Room is HERE. You must be a member of the community to use the chat room. This is the first of three pre-release chats. The others will be held at the same time April 16th and May 14th. I will also have to schedule a few post-release Conspiracy Room chats for discussing TaT closer to the release date.

The read-along will continue March 26th with KoA section one (chapters 1-5) lead by [livejournal.com profile] live_momma. If you're just joining us, the read-along schedule is HERE.

Spread the word!

[identity profile] ninedaysaqueen.livejournal.com
“I could run away and make myself a free man.”
“Oh, I’d find you.”
-The Queen of Attolia

I asked our authoress if it was okay for me to write a spoiler free review, and she gleefully gave me permission to “torture” you all! Thank you so much, Megan! XD

Now, for the real trick… How to review a QT book without giving anything away. This is a no spoiler review as it says on the tin. I’m sworn to secrecy.

However, I will be talking openly about the information revealed in the summaries published online (I have to have something to work with), so if you don’t want to know even that about the new book, beware of small spoilers. I wrote this to be as general as possible and nothing specific is revealed.

We're Thick as Thieves )

[identity profile] mikkaybear.livejournal.com
I got my set of new editions and they are really, really lovely in person! But did anyone else notice they contain FOUR DIFFERENT THICK AS THIEVES EXCERPTS?!!

Do you think there's any specific order in which one should read them?

(If you're trying to avoid all spoilers, jsyk, the character glossary at the back of each book also includes some new characters.)
[identity profile] an-english-girl.livejournal.com
Well, using my very limited supply of readily available Lego

here is my entry :)

King of Legottolia
KoA, Prologue. "On the palace wall, a young guard on duty looked out over the town..."

Costis standing to attention at those crenellations he gets to think about a lot more later in the book ;)


Yes, I know. You've never seen anything less like an Attolian guard? This may be true, but this is a bona fide Legoland Guardsman in full uniform, purchased from the original Legoland in Billund, Denmark. He cost about 50 kroner, and used to be a keyring (that's what the knob on the top of his head is!)
So, so. I did my best. Of course, if Megan had really meant it when she said "elephant"...

[identity profile] freenarnian.livejournal.com
Prompted by this post, I have created an aesthetic blog on tumblr inspired by the world of the Queen's Thief!

Visit Of Gods & Thieves on Tumblr!

My thought process was as follows: Crossposting is a Great Idea, and I'm all for spreading the Queen's Thief love, but my tumblr is composed mostly of Random Pretty Things, and I don't really use it for anything else. BUT, Tumblr has a secondary blog feature...and the Queen's Thief series certainly has boatloads of aesthetic quality and appeal...perhaps I could run with that? So I bounced the idea off Sounis and a few of you told me to go for it. I've spent the last few days setting it up and so far it's been super fun! I hope you enjoy it!

Of Gods & Thieves may be a placeholder name until I think of something better to call it. (Suggestions welcome!) I'm still sorting out links and navigation and trying to figure out how to make tags work well. (Feedback welcome!)
This is a secondary blog and so there are certain silly limitations I'll be trying to work around. For example, I believe you can follow the blog but any following back on my part will have to be done through my primary tumblr, quothshe. Tumblr can be a little quirky like that, but I'll do my best to make it function. :) Finally, I'm linking to other QT related tumblrs and websites, so holler at me if you'd like to be included. <3
[identity profile] ninedaysaqueen.livejournal.com
The new editions and short stories are coming out on Tuesday, we finally have a map after twenty years of waiting, and we're starting the read-along on Sunday the 26th! If you're unfamilar with the community wide re-read and discussion we're holding to celebrate the release of "Thick as Thieves," read all about it HERE.

A big be blessed in your endevors to all the volunteers who signed up to help lead discussions. Here are your leads and the reading schedule. This would not be happening without everyone volunteering thier time, so thank you very much.

Read-Along Schedule )

FYI, these discussions will have spoilers for books 1-4 but are spoiler free for the new short stories, "Knife Dance" and "Wine Shop," and the "Thick as Thieves" arc.

Now, you don't have to stay 100% in sync with this schedule. I imagine people can either read ahead or read the section and discuss it the following week. Whatever works for you. The break weeks are there for this purpose. If anyone falls behind, you have some time to catch up. Reminders will be posted about the chats in the Conspiracy Room. Remember, you have to be a member of the community to use the chat room, however an LJ account or community membership is not needed to participate in the read-along itself.

Let me know of I need to elborate on anything for you. I hope everyone has fun. Time to crack open those books!
[identity profile] puppeteergirl.livejournal.com
Today, MWT posted on her tumblr feed: "The Thief was published twenty years, four months, and 23 days ago. Twenty years, four month and *21* days ago, people started asking me for a map. The wait is almost over. My editor says she is sending it to me tomorrow and I will post it here."

Later in the day, she posted the image below. Is this the map we've been waiting for (It is not completely clear to me)? It looks AH-MAYZ-ING.

Artist: Maxime Plasse

So, the inscription on the side says (to the best of my understanding), "This map of Eddis, Attolia, and Sounis was prepared for Her Highness Gitta Kingsdaughter by her tutor, Tykus Namikus for her reference while reading the books of the Queen's Thief."

So....if this IS the official map...who is Gitta? Royalty, obviously, but from which family/country? DISCUSS.
[identity profile] ninedaysaqueen.livejournal.com
Thanks to everyone who's volunteered so far! With the deadline for sign-ups fast approaching (February 12th), I'm still in need of at least two more people to help lead discussions.

If you're unfamilar with the community wide re-read and discussion to celebrate the release of "Thick as Thieves" (starting February 26th and concluding May 14th), please read all about it HERE. We're starting with "The Queen of Attolia" having just done a read-along for "The Thief" in September. If you didn't get a chance to participate back in September, there's no time like the present!
Chapters 1-3 - Chapters 4-6 - Chapters 7-9 - Chapters 10-12.

These discussions will be spoiler free for "Thick as Thieves" as well as the new short stories, "Wine Shop" and "Knife Dance."

If you're just participating in the read-along, no sign-ups are required. Just bring your lovley reprobatish selves!

What does it mean to volunteer as a discussion lead and how do I sign up?
If you sign up, you will be responsible for opening discussions the start of your week, which will be a Sunday. It would be preferable if the opening post is up by Saturday (the day before your week starts), but the official due date is midnight on Sunday, the first day of your week. You're free to make your post as elborate as you like or keep it simply with just a few topics and observations to get things going. It would also be best if you’re available during your week to respond to comments and foster discussion, but that’s not absolutely necessary.

Sign up by emailing me at ninedaysaqueenmod@gmail.com or comment if you have any questions. Please, title your email QT read-along.

I will need-
Your Livejournal username.
Which section or book you’d prefer. (This helps me make decisions.)
If there are any sections you absolutely cannot take because of a RL scheduling conflict.
Whether or not you’d like to be a pinch-hitter, if someone cannot get their post done on time.

The deadline to sign-up is this Sunday, February 12th. Official assignments along with further instructions will be emailed to all volunteers the following Monday or Tuesday. This should give everyone plenty of time to prepare thier post.

Please, consider signing up if you have any time to spare during these weeks. PLEAAASSSEE!

Spread the word about the read-along!

[identity profile] bookaddict88.livejournal.com
The results are in! I numbered off all the comments from my previous post, generated a couple of numbers from random.org, and am pleased to say:

Congrats to [livejournal.com profile] mikkaybear and [livejournal.com profile] dathy8 on winning ARCs of Thick as Thieves! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did. (Seriously, though, I can't wait until everyone has read it and we can discuss it to pieces!) I've sent you each messages individually, but in case you see this first, please be sure to message me with your address. Thanks!
[identity profile] roombakitty.livejournal.com
The publisher is giving away 5 ARCs of Thick as Thieves via a Goodreads giveaway! The contest is open through March 1, so ample time to throw your hat into the ring. :)



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