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In a mad turn of events, I wanted to tell you all that Fairyland has sold to Feiwel & Friends, the YA imprint of Macmillan.

Along with a sequel.

You guys will always be the first adopters--Fairyland Pioneers. Thank you for everything--it's only just beginning.

Also I'm dying to hear what you guys think of Chapter 19 and the Marquess and everything, so consider this your discussion post!


Oct. 19th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)

What a chapter. I am still dumbstruck (ok, not totally since I'm writing this) by what I've read. Cat, this is why you're my favorite author...Fairyland was amazing enough, but then you put this chapter in there.

The death (or injury I hope??) in this chapter made me cry. And so did the Marquess' story. Who of us has read books like Narnia and not felt a little heartbroken at the end of the story for the children who lived an entire life in Narnia/Faerie/etc, and then were swept back into childhood against their will? It was always one of the great mysteries of the Otherlands to me...why couldn't you ever stay?

And I didn't see this coming in the story at all. Which is ironic, since I just finished reading a novel (I won't give the name, since it's a NYT Bestseller right now and I'm sure someone else is reading it) in which the villain of the story is a child who found a way to stay behind in the other world, and the obsession turned him dark. Cheers to you, Cat, for making the Marquess such a multi-faceted character...worthy of our disgust for the crimes she has committed, yet somehow sympathetic because we can imagine her heartbreak.

I'm just in awe right now of this story. And to buy it in print form? Oh how divine that will be too!
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Oct. 20th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
Exactly! It's so much harder to hate a "villain" whose darkness stems from sympathetic sources!
Oct. 20th, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
i thought of narnia as well, and how they thought their lives were so mundane, and were disappointed to be home... i am so in love with this book now that i will pre-order it in print. congrats!!
Oct. 21st, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was definitely reminded of Narnia. Somehow the Marquess' reaction to being sent back seems slightly more realistic than the Pevensies' blithe acceptance. But there's definitely parallels between them and Mallow.

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