Today's book is dedicated to Katy! Happy 10th my dear! I know how much you love to read and hope you have yet to discover the wonderful world in Ravenwood.
I'm reading chaper 2: One Hour Earlier. This book starts right in the middle of the adventure which is thrilling and exciting. For those who appreciate knowing the characters at the beginning, I've listed each character in chapter 2. There are so many more to discover in the book and quite an amazing world to discover. I hope you enjoy!
- Ark (plumber)
- Petronio (Grasp's son)
- Councellor Grasp (Petronio's Father)
- The Unknown Woman from outside the tree
- Salix (guard)
- Alnus (guard)
Developing the Character's Voices:
When I stumble over a book I like it's usually because the reviews are positive, intriguing, or the summary on the back or front cover are so engaging. But sometimes, it's the artwork that gets me. Then, I'll start reading the book to see how deeply engaged I become in the story. For Ravenwood, I fell in. I really liked being caught up in the chase wondering just what happened to cause such a nice guy like Ark to get caught. And, I also found myself wondering how he was so instinctively smart at finding ways to hide and get away. So I kept reading. When I happened upon Salix & Aluns in the first chapter, I couldn't help but start to put voices to their dialogue. When I see words like "wot" used to depict "what" often in a British dialect it signals play time for me. From there, I'll play with pitch (low for both guards), speed (slow and lumbering for Alnus, slow and plotting for Salix), and a whole bunch of other aspects that give you the idea that the character who's speaking might be big, block-y, and oaf like or thin with a big nose and a mind for tricks and wickedness.
The book & Where to buy it:
The amazing Author: Andrew Fusek Peters