Over at Calmgrove, you’ll find our first guest post for Witch Week, by Lory from Entering the Enchanted Castle. She reviews Megan Whalen Turner’s Queen’s Thief series. The first book in the series, The Thief, is about an expert thief hired by a wizard to steal a … no, I’ll not reveal what he’s hired to take. Just believe me when I say the heist is better than any of Ocean’s various escapades, with all kinds of twists and betrayals.
Only one letter was submitted yesterday, and it was incorrect — so I’ve added the head to the drawing. A fair likeness, eh? Since there was only one guess, I took pity and gave poor Mr. Fawkes a free correct letter. He politely requested an E (I ignored his wrong guesses). You can see the changes on the updated drawing.
Hmmm. There’s the hangman. And I don’t like the looks of that pile of wood. Witch Week ends on Bonfire Night, so it looks like things might be heating up for our saboteur. Is there time to save him? Do you want to? Don’t be shy! Submit a letter. You’re allowed one guess per day, and deadline is 10 pm NYC time.
And, because today is Halloween, I’m posting here a little something that the Socially Distant Orchestra recorded in October 2020, mid-pandemic: an excerpt from Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. You can find the SDO on Facebook.
PS: That’s my daughter on the left, playing the “chimes”.