Quest Log the Second

We’re in the heart of our adventures now, exploring new worlds, making new friends, finding new authors, characters and stories to get excited about. Worried you may have missed out? Grab a seat, friend. Your Wyrd and Wonder bards are here to sing you the tales of the past week…

As ever, I’ll start with a big THANK YOU to everyone who added links to the master schedule (it really does make all the difference and we love you unreservedly for taking the trouble).

This week, I’ll be covering lists, discussions, random posts of joy and the read-along – pop over to Dear Geek Place for a round-up of the reviews, interviews and giveaways. Keep a weather eye open for the Wyrd and Wonder Challenge Flashbacks from Jorie Loves A Story!

Discussion posts

  • Jessticulates sighed at the state of British publishing, asking where is Welsh fantasy and when it get its Outlander moment?
  • Charlotte asked whether you have a favourite SFF publisher / imprint over at Mug Full of Books
  • Mayri the BookForager and Lynn’s Books got under the skin of VE Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic in their buddy read discussion (Part 1 | Part 2)

Top Ten Tuesday

Last week was a cover art prompt, which lent itself nicely to fantasy subversion!

…and catching up on a link from last week, Natalie shared her ten most recent fantasy reads at Too Short To Read

Fun with Lists

…of course, we didn’t restrict our lists to Tuesday!

Book Tags

We do love a book tag – tag yourself in and join the fun if one takes your fancy!

The Wyrd and Wonder Challenge

Jorie will be taking a look at some of the amazing pics you’ve all been sharing on Litsy, Twitter and Instagram, but I’m including blog post responses added to the schedule this week for your blog-hopping delight.

To feast your eyes on the photo responses, check out the #WyrdAndWonder tag on Twitter, Instagram and Litsy.

Other treasure

Maxine kicked off the week with a classic fantasy soundtrack for Music Monday and did a midweek WWW check-in at Maxine’s Obsessions. My co-host Lisa embarked on a livetweet of the Ghibli classic Princess Mononoke.

Caspian the Bibliophile Bastard shared his TBR for the week – and pointed us at the World of Warcraft Reading Through Azeroth readathon running in parallel with Wyrd and Wonder through May, which uses character creation reading prompts to help shape your TBR.

Ever been tempted to pick up a new skill based on your fantasy reading? Charlotte at Mug Full of Books has taken up whittling. This sounds amazing, although my infamous clumsiness means it’s probably a skill I should stick to admiring in others…

Read-along round-up

We’re half way through The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart now (schedule details can be found here), with weekly discussions of our impressions and theories:

Want to join in? Grab a copy and get reading – or slide into the comments on our posts to share your thoughts. If you have read the book or read ahead – please, no spoilers for future weeks!


Don’t see your post? If it isn’t in the master schedule, that would why. Pop it in and we’ll be sure to include it next week (likewise if you missed the cut off this week). The Wyrd And Wonder party is so big that it’s the only way to be sure we see all your posts although I do my best to add in anything I see fly past on Twitter.

Want to join the party? You’re absolutely welcome – just add your name to the party rolls and we’ll announce you next week. If you’d rather slide quietly into the conversation, just use the #WyrdAndWonder tag when you make a post on blogs and/or social media (…and – altogether now – add your links to the master schedule).

Note that only people who have officially signed up are eligible to enter the international party give-away at the end of the month!

IMAGE CREDIT: pegasus images by Svetlana Alyuk on

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