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03:33 pm - New Year, New Wednesday Wish-Place (Book-Related)
I hope you're all enjoying the start of 2014 -- may the year bring new and more joys!

That being said, I think I'll keep going with one of the traditions I began in 2013, which is making my Wednesday post here a place to dream of landscapes and images. Today the wish-places are linked to Traveller and Wish-Queen (here on the Kindle, coming to a Nook or Kobo reader near you in the next week).

The first half of Traveller and Wish-Queen takes place in contemporary London, but it's a city of magic and mystery for our heroes Tom Grey (Traveller and mage) and Lily (Wish-Queen on her last mission for the High Queen). One of their London adventures takes place one evening on the South Bank -- I rather think the night-world must have gleamed like this.

The second half of the novel, however, takes place in a different Port (a different world indeed) -- the lesser Port of Hward, in the capital of Hloat City. This city is an old place but with a veneer of 1930s Hollywood glamour. Away from the main streets lie remnants of the old city, though, a place made of stone. One of the alleys Tom and Lily journey through might look a little something like this.... But that's not fog in the distance in Hloat. It's smoke, and it means danger.

Cheers to you all, and may you find places to dream on today!

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From:mobile_alh
Date:January 1st, 2014 09:54 pm (UTC)
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Oh hooray! I've loved this tale in all its incarnations! So glad it's getting out to a wider public...and the imagery is excellent!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 1st, 2014 10:30 pm (UTC)
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Thank you thank you, ALH, for reading drafts and saying wise things that made the piece better. :) Which reminds me.... I will shoot you an email.

Cheers and hugs!
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From:paratti
Date:January 1st, 2014 10:57 pm (UTC)
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Lots of London by night to look forward to:)
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From:laurawise
Date:January 1st, 2014 11:53 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for London by night and for you! :)
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From:gwynnega
Date:January 1st, 2014 11:15 pm (UTC)
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Beautiful images! I look forward to reading the book.

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:January 1st, 2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, Gwynne, and a good First Night of 2014 to you! :)

[hugs]
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From:stateless82
Date:January 2nd, 2014 03:47 am (UTC)
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Very pretty pictures, and I'm so excited for the book!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 2nd, 2014 11:49 am (UTC)
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Thank you thank you -- you're the best. :)

Cheers! Hugs!
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From:freixenet
Date:January 2nd, 2014 12:51 pm (UTC)

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Hugs and more hugs to you, L! I like your Wednesday tradition!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 2nd, 2014 01:11 pm (UTC)

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Cheers and a Happy New Year to you, F! [hugs]
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From:beadattitude
Date:January 2nd, 2014 01:31 pm (UTC)
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I was SO annoyed at things that kept me from starting the book yesterday. ::grumbles::
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From:laurawise
Date:January 2nd, 2014 02:41 pm (UTC)
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I hope for a better day for you today, dear Bead! (And that you like the book when you get to it. :))

Cheers! Happy Thursday!
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From:beadattitude
Date:January 2nd, 2014 03:11 pm (UTC)
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Oh dear one, I have no doubt that I will! And I wonder what catchphrase/lingering trace ("for fuck's sake, wish candles) I'll pick up.

Though I admit I light the wish candles less often since our local chandler moved shop. Razafraka.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 2nd, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
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I actually haven't been lighting candles for a while, but last night I did, and I remembered why I love the flicker of candlelight. :)

[hugs and a good chandler]
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From:mamculuna
Date:January 3rd, 2014 03:21 am (UTC)
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Okay, Duh. I went and bought T&WQ and installed it on my Kindle without ever noticing the author name!!!!

The good part of that is that now I have something really delightful to look forward to in just a few minutes.

But just wanted to say that now that I pay attention, I am SO EXCITED! What a brilliant thing to do!
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From:laurawise
Date:January 3rd, 2014 01:09 pm (UTC)
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Heee -- yes, it's by me. :)

Thank you thank you, Mamculuna! I appreciate it, and you. Happy Friday!
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From:mamculuna
Date:January 3rd, 2014 01:14 pm (UTC)
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I am well into it now, and love the very hot and magical characters, as well as the mysterious plot. Other things I should be reading will have to wait!
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:January 5th, 2014 10:34 am (UTC)
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Beautiful pictures there.

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