One of my favorite things about writing the Songs of Magic series is the freedom to create all kinds of fun, magical, silly, and often pun-based settings and creatures. To celebrate the release of Fairyvision, the fifth book in the Songs of Magic series, I’ve dreamed up elements of a Songs of Magic board game (which does not actually exist in any form...) and asked some bloggers to share them as guest posts. I’m so happy that Jenni agreed to post one here on Alluring Reads!
Following is the section of the game board that represents the third book, Fairystruck. I hope you enjoy!
Fairy Ring: Mysterious circles of mushrooms crop up here and there in man-world, deep in the wilderness or on moonlit hillsides. Enchanted music lures young people in to dance all night with the fairies, leaving them drained in the morning, with few memories of what actually happened.
Big Friendly Prairie: West of the Hauntlands, things get much nicer. The Big Friendly Prairie has friendly horses, flowers, and squirrels. It’s so cheerful and friendly that some eventually want to stab their eyes out because they can’t handle so much cuteness.
Caomhánach Village: This fairy village is nestled high in the limbs of a grove of ancient willows, hidden from the world by thick curtains of willow leaves. It’s a neat place.
Dullahan's Mansion: A crumbling Victorian mansion in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, with a backyard full of trees with fairy doors. The Queen’s appointed guardian, the wicked and sometimes headless dullahan, blocks anyone from traveling back and forth between Faerie and man-world, unless she’s busy.
Enchanted Dollhouse: Six-year-old Katie Becker can’t stop playing with the magical dollhouse given to her by creepy old Mrs. Dullahan.
Queen’s Labyrinth: Queen Mab’s palace is surrounded on all sides by a deep labyrinth full of monsters. It also serves as her dungeon, home to criminals and those who displease the cruel fairy queen.
Awesome Tree: Lying on its side in the very last patch of the old Enchanted Forest, this tree once stood as tall as a mountain, full of fairy doors. A few still remain among the roots of the fallen tree.
J. L. Bryan is the author of the Paranormals series (Jenny Pox, Tommy Nightmare, Alexander Death, and Jenny Plague-Bringer) and the Songs of Magic series (Fairy Metal Thunder, Fairy Blues, Fairystruck, Fairyland, and the new book, Fairyvision). Fairy Metal Thunder is free on Kindle, Nook, Apple, Smashwords, Sony, and Kobo. Jenny Pox is also free on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, Apple, Sony, and Kobo.
J. L. Bryan’s blog for more Songs of Magic game posts and more chances to enter!
Don't miss the cover reveal for the fifth book in the series, Fairyvision, on February 18 here on the blog!