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First time flying!

    Evyline’s Blog I never would’ve believed that my parents would allow me to travel to Rome by myself. Well… not all the way. They did drive me to the airport in Warsaw. It was more than a three hour drive, early in the morning. It is a good thing Byral and Lyselli stayed home with Fyhal looking after them, because the ride was nerve-wracking already without my sister’s excited chitter.  Mom was fussing about everything all the way: do I have the tickets, did I remember to take my passport, am I sure I’m going to be alright?  Yes. Yes. And I don’t know. The more she asked it, the more nervous I started to get. By the time they left me alone, in the airport gates, I had to take deep breaths to calm myself. I almost forgot to take my backpack after the baggage scanner. I got through security just fine, the few potions I did pack were all in the bigger bag I gave away at the check-in. Dad reminded me to leave my water bottle with them, before I stepped through the security gates. They waved goodbye and my mom called out “I love you, stay safe!” one last time. Some people stopped to stare and I just waved back and smiled. She texted me as soon as they were back in the car. I was waiting in the line to get my bag checked and had nothing new to tell her! All alone in the… Read More »First time flying!

    A Sword of Greed and Envy: A Nokturn Rising Novel (Nokturn Rising #1) by M.C. Clay

      Lark Kravinoff knows what it takes to be a skilled huntress and a feared warrior. She has worked hard, training for the human uprising against the vicious creatures of the night called Nokturns. Nokturns could be Vampires, Werewolves, or Reapers, all of which give a human plenty of reason to be terrified. But, when a twist of fate forces Lark to fight for her own survival, she finds her life colliding with that of the Nokturns. Her life becomes entangled with a Nokturn who calls himself ‘Ash’ and she begins to see a different side of the monsters she has learned to hate. When Lark realizes she isn’t so ordinary after all, and not knowing who she can trust, she has no one to turn to but Ash. As tensions rise between the four factions and civil war seems inevitable, Lark must face difficult decisions that bring her own humanity into question. She must choose to rebel with the human faction, or turn her back on them, leaving their fate in the hands of their predators and possibly sending humans into extinction. Can Lark survive the fall of the blade that threatens the fragile hierarchy of Nokturns? Or will greed and envy consume her? My review: A Sword of Greed and Envy is a young adult book, through and through. I really enjoyed the beginning of the story up until the second half, where I started thinking I should’ve read it when I was still 16! The sixteen year old me would’ve… Read More »A Sword of Greed and Envy: A Nokturn Rising Novel (Nokturn Rising #1) by M.C. Clay

      Australian Eruption Spews Record-Breaking Amounts of Lava, With No Signs of Slowing

        BY PETRA SCHEWERTS, JOURNALIST OF MAGIC AND EXPERT IN HUMAN MEDIA PUBLISHED 12 JUNE, 2024 A tremendous gush of lava in Victoria, Australia that began six weeks ago shows no signs of slowing. The eruption on Mount Napier has spewed out enough molten rock so far to fill 740 Empire State buildings and has buried, on average, an area the size of an NFL football field every 5.5 minutes. At this rate, the lava flow will soon be larger than any seen for more than two centurie. And there’s no telling when it will stop—months, maybe, or years. There are no magical communities living in Mount Napier State Park and Magical High Council has deemed this eruption purely a human problem.