Special Sub-Topic: Young Warriors - Stories of Strength
|In "The Gift of Rain Mountain", what does the main character Mactun call the boar?|
Peccary. "The Gift of Rain Mountain" is by Bruce Holland. The 'gift of Rain Mountian', by the way, is everlasting peace and quiet.
Fun Author Facts: Bruce speaks Spanish, he has won four awards (one Pushcart Prize, two Nebula Awards and one Bram Stoker Award) and is married to Holly Arrow.
|In "The Magestone", what are the merpeople's enemy called? |
The Creesi. "The Magestone" is by the husband and wife team S.M. and Jan Sterling. The Creesi and humans are two different peoples, just to clear that up.
FAF: The 'S' in S.M. stands for Steve. Jan's first story was published in a "Chicks in Chainmail" anthology.
|In "Eli and the Dybbuk", what religion is Eli?|
Jewish. "Eli and the Dybbuk" is by Janis Ian.
FAF: Janis Ian is normally a singer/songwriter. She has two Grammy Awards with nine nominations. She published her first song at 12 and made her first record at 14. Now that's young.
|In the beginning of "Heartless", what poet is quoted?|
John Keats. "Heartless" is by Holly Black. The quote by John Keats is from "Endymion".
"O Moon! old boughs lisp forth a holier din
The while they feel thine airy fellowship.
Thou dost bless every where, with silver lip
Kissing dead things to life."
FAF: She wrote "The Spiderwick Chronicles", which have been made into a movie.
|In "Lioness", at which city was Prince Kinidad killed?|
Napta. "Lioness" is by Pamela F. Service. Trinidad is the only one of the choices that isn't actually from the story.
FAF: Pamela has a degree from UC Berkley and went on an excavation at Meroe, Sudan, which was the ancient capitol of Kush (yes, this was a real place).
|True or False: The story "Thunderbolt" is actually a chapter from the book "Nobody's Princess".|
False. "Thunderbolt" is by Esther Friesner. This short story, though not in "Nobody's Princess", inspired the making of the novel. The story is based on the young life of Helen of Troy/Sparta. I have the book and think it's very good.
FAF: Esther has written over 30 novels and over 100 short works, once wrote an advice column and has won the Nebula Award.
|In "Devil Wind", what were Estella and Taravati shopping for when they first heard about the "jadu"?|
Jellabies. "Devil Wind" is by India Edghill. This is one creepy story, if you ask me.
FAF: India has written historical novels, murder mysteries and fantasy short stories and has a day job as a librarian.
|In the beginning of "The Boy Who Cried 'Dragon'", what is NOT mentioned as "a part of our culture"?|
Santa Claus. "The Boy Who Cried 'Dragon'" is by Mike Resnick. Here is the paragraph the question was from:
"You've all heard the story about the boy who cried 'Wolf!'
Teachers and parents have been using it to teach children a lesson for centuries now. It's become a part of our culture. Everybody knows about the boy who cried 'Wolf!', just as everyone knows about the Three Blind Mice, and the little Dutch boy who put his finger in the dike, and the night Michael Jordan burned the Celtics for a 63 point playoff game."
FAF: Mike has won four Hugos and is published internationally.
|In "Student of Ostriches", in what order does Kylaia learn from the animals?|
Ostriches, zebras, lions, elephants. "Student of Ostriches" is by Tamora Pierce. This story tells of the girl who became the Shang Unicorn, mentioned in the "Song of Lioness" quartet.
FAF: Tamora has written over 22 books set in the same universe as this story, and she still hasn't exhausted the stories she can write from it. These are some of my favorite books. She also has four cats and twp parakeets. She is one half of the team who edited this anthology.
|In "Serpent's Rock", what is it said the brothers Gawul and Banjil were born doing?|
Muttering. "Serpent's Rock" is by Laura Anne Gilman.
FAF: Laura Anne has written over 20 short stories and runs d.y.m.k productions (an editorial services company).
|In "Hidden Warriors", what was Lord Roth "first and last"?|
A Dannorad man. "Hidden Warriors" is by Margaret Mahy. Lord Roth is the traitor of the story. He was born in Dannorad but was raised in Hoad.
FAF: Margaret was born and still lives in New Zealand, has won two Carnegie Medals, the IBBY Honour Award and the "Observer" Teen Fiction Award, to name a few. She was also awarded the highest honor possible for an author in New Zealand - The Order of New Zealand. Only 20 people alive hold this at one time!
|In "Emerging Legacy", what kind of foxes are Kelyn and her pack after?|
Nightfoxes & night foxes & night. "Emerging Legacy" is by Doranna Durgin. Nightfoxes are prized for their pelts, just like foxes here.
FAF: Doranna's first novel won the Compton Cook/Stephen Tall Memorial Award and her beagle has a LiveJournal.
|In "An Axe for Men", what is the Horned One's true name?|
Nis. "An Axe for Men" is by Rosemary Edghill. This story is written by a girl but is about the power switching over to men from women.
FAF: Rosemary's first job was as a comic strip author, and she has Cavalier King Charles spaniels. She has written everything from romance to space opera.
|In "Acts of Faith", Anne/Miriam is which Sister's "pet"?|
Fiona. "Acts of Faith" is by Lesley McBain. Anne/Miriam is a Jewish girl hiding in a nun school during WWII.
FAF: Lesley's parents were both naval officers, all her uncles were in some branch of the US military and her god-father was a Air Force chaplain who jokingly called himself "the Mad Monk".
|In "Swords that Talk", the talking sword Irontongue says that if Brinn (the main character) had wanted a quiet weapon he should have gotten a what?|
A mace. "Swords that Talk" is by Brent Hartinger. Irontongue not only has a sharp edge, but a sharp tongue as well!
FAF: It took Brent 25 years to get published; he also writes screenplays and plays and works with a partner named Michael Jenson.
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