Ghost Wolf E-Book Release

After a month’s delay, the Ghost Wolf e-book is now available! You can find it in the Kindle store, and it’s free if you have a Kindle Unlimited account.

Check out the official announcement from Red Sky:

Avalon News Update: 2 November 2020

Your semi-regular update on all things Avalon: Web of Magic.

News gleaned from comments on the voyager.world Instagram:

  • re: the animated series: @avalon.web.of.fandom the challenge is getting a broadcaster or streamer to commit – every pitch takes months to be evaluated and with covid they’re backed up with shows that had to be put on hold – we’ve had a lot of passes but we’re currently waiting on 2 broadcasters at the moment – if we can get someplace to air the show, everything else will fall into place – we never give up [source]

Avalon News Update: 26 October 2020

Your semi-regular update on all things Avalon: Web of Magic.

News Gleaned from Comments on the voyager.world Instagram:

  • re: Avalon: Shadow Warrior and Adriane: @avalon.web.of.fandom yes you will [see the characters you love] and it’s going to be spectacular🎃 teaser: big chunks of story take place in ancient Avalon at the dawn of magic [source]
  • re: translated editions of Avalon: @avalon.web.of.fandom yes, Bayard acquired the 12 books for French translation- not sure when 7 is slated; fyi we recently closed Russian translation rights with a terrific company; be interesting to see what they do with the covers [source]
  • re: the animated series: @neosayo we’ve had a few setbacks on the Avalon tv series. We’re currently exploring several opportunities but takes sooo long to get answers [source]
  • re: details on Shadow Warrior: @avalon.web.of.fandom no flashbacks, center of the web shifted creating time ripples that overlap events from the past- portal travel is not just a matter of where you end up but when-Status: 1 2 & 3 outlined; manuscript 1 done; but they all need to be written out because of such a complex plot; also features a host of new characters in addition to the regulars who are aged up – [source]

In Tangentially-related News:

  • re: Hollywood Detective: @avalon.web.of.fandom it’s a cool concept, book 1 was more of an experiment; we have outlines for books 2 and 3 but no plans right now to execute manuscripts. [source]

Avalon News Update, 19 October 2020

Your semi-regular update on all things Avalon: Web of Magic.

From Robert Mandell’s LinkedIn profile:

Robert Mandell (creator of Jewel Riders and co-author of Avalon: Web of Magic) added something interesting to his LinkedIn profile: an entry for Avalon: Shadow Warrior! The synopsis, however, is significantly different from what we’ve seen before:

Highly anticipated Avalon spin-off series set in ancient Avalon, before the dawn of magic.

It looks like Shadow Warrior will be a prequel, not the Adriane-centric sequel fans have been anticipating for the past several years.

News gleaned from comments on the Red Sky Instagram account:

  • re: the Avalon animated series and Shadow Warrior: great question! Both of them are in the works at the moment! (source)

Avalon E-Book Release Update

Long time, no see, Avalon fans!

In case you were unaware (as I was), the Avalon: Web of Magic e-books are are being re-released in the Amazon Kindle store. If you have a Kindle Unlimited account, you can read them for free. Red Sky Presents, who now hold the rights to the books, have been publishing them at a rather slow rate.

This Thursday (15 October 2020), they are re-releasing Ghost Wolf. This is two years after they published All’s Fairy in Love and War, which was in August 2018.

Also of note: Red Sky Presents now has an Instagram account! Check out their first post below:

Avalon: Web of Magic Podcast 3

Episode 017 – "The Beast of Ravenwood" Podfic (Jewel Riders Halloween Story) The Jewel Riders Archive Podcast

In this Halloween Special episode, pour a hot beverage, snuggle down, and join Chris Kanther as he tells the story of the Jewel Riders' search for the mythical Beast of Ravenwood! Read the story here: https://www.jewelridersarchive.com/posts/fanfic/the-beast-of-ravenwood/ Read more Jewel Riders fan fiction at the Archive: https://www.jewelridersarchive.com/posts/fanfic/  * * * Discover more! Join Chris Kanther, Ronnie Delmar, and the Circle of Friends as they explore the world of the 1995/1996 animated series Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders. Subscribe to our PodBean #podcast: https://jewelridersarchive.podbean.com/
  1. Episode 017 – "The Beast of Ravenwood" Podfic (Jewel Riders Halloween Story)
  2. Episode 016 – Dave Woodman Interview (Animator for Filmation, Disney)
  3. Episode 015 – Jewel Riders Fashion with Daniel Magana Couture
  4. Episode 014 – Jewel Riders 25th Anniversary Special
  5. Episode 013 – Lou Fagenson Interview (Composer for Jewel Riders)

It’s time for another Avalon: Web of Magic podcast with the guys from the Jewel Riders Archive! Listen to us discuss Cry of the Wolf, Avalon: Shadow Warrior, among other things.

This will the be the last of the Avalon podcasts until next year (maybe). If you guys want to keep hearing us discuss the books, please let us know!

(And Rachel Roberts or Robert Mandell, if you’re listening to this podcast … please reach out to us. Any information on the animated series or Shadow Warrior would be great.)

Debra Davis Interview

Episode 017 – "The Beast of Ravenwood" Podfic (Jewel Riders Halloween Story) The Jewel Riders Archive Podcast

In this Halloween Special episode, pour a hot beverage, snuggle down, and join Chris Kanther as he tells the story of the Jewel Riders' search for the mythical Beast of Ravenwood! Read the story here: https://www.jewelridersarchive.com/posts/fanfic/the-beast-of-ravenwood/ Read more Jewel Riders fan fiction at the Archive: https://www.jewelridersarchive.com/posts/fanfic/  * * * Discover more! Join Chris Kanther, Ronnie Delmar, and the Circle of Friends as they explore the world of the 1995/1996 animated series Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders. Subscribe to our PodBean #podcast: https://jewelridersarchive.podbean.com/
  1. Episode 017 – "The Beast of Ravenwood" Podfic (Jewel Riders Halloween Story)
  2. Episode 016 – Dave Woodman Interview (Animator for Filmation, Disney)
  3. Episode 015 – Jewel Riders Fashion with Daniel Magana Couture
  4. Episode 014 – Jewel Riders 25th Anniversary Special
  5. Episode 013 – Lou Fagenson Interview (Composer for Jewel Riders)

Today, our friends at the Jewel Riders Archive interview Debra Davis (singer / songwriter for Avalon: Web of Magic) on their podcast! Learn more about the music and some interesting behind the scenes details regarding the animated series production and Avalon: Shadow Warrior.

(Again, sorry I’m not around for this one. Blame work for that. But you might hear my comments on the next Jewel Riders Archive podcast….)

New Avalon Art!

Allison Strom (the artist for the revised edition of Avalon: Web of Magic) posted some new art for the mages on her Instagram recently. Check it out above.

Allison Strom Interview

Episode 017 – "The Beast of Ravenwood" Podfic (Jewel Riders Halloween Story) The Jewel Riders Archive Podcast

In this Halloween Special episode, pour a hot beverage, snuggle down, and join Chris Kanther as he tells the story of the Jewel Riders' search for the mythical Beast of Ravenwood! Read the story here: https://www.jewelridersarchive.com/posts/fanfic/the-beast-of-ravenwood/ Read more Jewel Riders fan fiction at the Archive: https://www.jewelridersarchive.com/posts/fanfic/  * * * Discover more! Join Chris Kanther, Ronnie Delmar, and the Circle of Friends as they explore the world of the 1995/1996 animated series Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders. Subscribe to our PodBean #podcast: https://jewelridersarchive.podbean.com/
  1. Episode 017 – "The Beast of Ravenwood" Podfic (Jewel Riders Halloween Story)
  2. Episode 016 – Dave Woodman Interview (Animator for Filmation, Disney)
  3. Episode 015 – Jewel Riders Fashion with Daniel Magana Couture
  4. Episode 014 – Jewel Riders 25th Anniversary Special
  5. Episode 013 – Lou Fagenson Interview (Composer for Jewel Riders)

Our friends at the Jewel Riders Archive have a special guest on their podcast today: Allison Strom, the cover and interior artist for the revised edition of Avalon: Web of Magic! Use the handy player above to listen to them discuss the production process, character design, and more.

(Sorry for not being around for this podcast, work got in the way.)

What If? Alternate Original Edition Cover Copy for Avalon: Quest for Magic

One of the benefits of being (mostly) quarantined is that I have time to look up some oddities from Avalon’s publication history. Today I explored the old CDS Books online shop and discovered something interesting: alternate cover copy for the first three books of Avalon: Quest for Magic (books 7-9 of the revised series)! You may notice some significant differences between these summaries and the books we know and love.

The early version of Song of the Unicorns had the girls purposefully make the unicorn foals give up their magic so they could hide on Emily’s horse ranch in New Mexico:

Emily invites her Ravenswood friends to visit her family’s horse ranch in New Mexico—but there’s no rest for these animal guardians! The girls discover a herd of baby unicorns hiding from an evil hunter who means to use them to control the magic of the fabled land of Avalon. In a frantic gamble to escape detection, the unicorns are disguised as ordinary ranch horses—sacrificing their magic in the process! Now Emily, Adriane, and Kara, along with their magical animal friends, Ozzie, Dreamer, and Lyra, must discover the secret of how to return the unicorns’ powers to them before their magic is lost forever!

Imagine an alternate version of All’s Fairy in Love and War in which all the girls end up in a war-torn Fairy Realms:

While continuing their quest for Avalon’s missing Power Crystals, the young mages Emily, Adriane, and Kara accidentally fall through a magic portal. Instantly, they are transported into the Realm of the Fairies—and right into the middle of a war zone! The fairies are battling the evil goblins, who have stolen the Fire Horse, the guardian of fairy magic. In order to save him, the girls must discover the secret location of the Wildfire Crystal. Could it be the same Power Crystal they’ve been looking for? Time is running out; whoever finds the Wildfire Crystal first will control the fate of the Fairy Realm—and possibly Avalon itself!

Ghost Wolf has the only summary that is mostly unchanged:

This time the battle has come to Ravenswood!

In their attempt to destroy the mages and capture the power crystals of Avalon, the Dark Sorceress and her evil ally, the Spider Witch, are twisting the magic of Ravenswood and releasing angry spirits of the forests. It’s up to the warrior, Adriane, with the help of her bonded mistwolf, Dreamer, to lead the fight to save the preserve. But will the magic of the healer and the blazing star be enough to help Adriane fight the apparitions of evil growing from the twisted trees themselves, who can attack even in one’s dreams? The warrior is going to need help in order to fight these terrifying ghosts – help from a trusted friend inside the spirit world: her lost packmate, Stormbringer.

Adriane must walk the warrior’s path to a whole new level of magic in a fight to the finish, with the magic of Avalon at stake.

What do you think of these original summaries? Would you have preferred these storylines over the final product? How would the series be different? Let us know in the comments!