Many thanks to Chelsea for sending along this snapshot of her day’s reading material and her feline companion. ::twinkle::
Stuffies! Many thanks to JN for sending in this snapshot of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox. D’awwww!
Where Are You? Have you ever thought of showing us your corner of the world by snapping book photos while out and about? Stephanie, who lives in Alaska, sent me a bunch from scenic places. Here’s one I hadn’t shared yet!
Reading Nook. You know, I recently realized I still have some snapshots from the Tsumiko photo challenge that I never shared. I’ll mix them in! This one comes courtesy of Michelle, who lives on a ship in the Florida Keys.
He Needed a Name. Questions related to Kyrie have come up from three or four different people this week. That’s FAQ levels of inquiry, so I thought I’d do a blog post. Who knows, maybe you’ve been wondering about this, too. ::twinkle::
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They would give them a home and teach them how to be the best of all worlds. Starting with this little one, who needed them as much as he needed a name. An idea sparked, and Tsumiko started along the path again, aiming for the central courtyard. “I want to show you something.”
A stone archway spanned the broad entrance, and words were chiseled deep into the stone. Argent scanned the Latin and translated, “God Have Mercy.”
“Yes. Kyrie eleison … my favorite song and the school’s motto. I thought Kyrie might make a good name for a child who needed mercy and found it.”
“Kyrie,” he said, testing the syllables.
—Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amaranthine Saga, #1)
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Pronunciation. Kyrie’s name is properly pronounced with three syllables (KEE-ree-yay), which is the Latin word for “lord.” You can check out YouTube, where abundant recordings of Tsumiko’s favorite song are available. But since I’m ever and always a fangirl and Death Note‘s OST is memorable for its sonorous Latin choruses, I’ll link you there – Death Note Kyrie, Kyrie II And Kyrie Orchestra.
Origination. Some of you kindly flagged the above scene in order to correct my reference to Latin, pointing out that kyrie eleison is Greek. You are not wrong. But neither am I. (And this is where I start to sound like a total nerd, but not a defensive one. Because this stuff is really cool, but can be a little confusing.) Continue reading
Coming Soon! You can now pre-order the audio edition of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox, which is narrated by Travis Baldree. Here it is on Audible. And my publisher tells me that the audiobook will also be available through other distributors, such as OverDrive, Hoopla, OneClick (RB Digital) in the library market, iTunes, Google, Audiobooks.com, Kobo, Findaway, and other smaller distributors in the retail market. Whew!
Releasing: February 26, 2019
Wow. Until someone linked me, I wasn’t aware that Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox made it onto Amazon Editors’ Picks for the Top 20 Best SciFi/Fantasy Books of 2018. Continue reading