Author: jacquesworth

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French Edition of Spellsinger Announced!

Amazon.fr has recently posted a title and synopsis for the French edition of Spellsinger. Here it is translated below:

THE MAGES OF AVALON: KARA LEADS THE DANCE

Kara is organizing a big concert to introduce the Ravenswood Reserve to the world. Shortly before the big day, a magical being announces to Emily, Kara and Adriane that a great danger lies in wait for them. This announcement strangely coincides with the arrival of superstar Johnny Conrad, who decides to share the stage with a lucky winner. Kara is ready to do anything to be in the spotlight, especially since the singer seems to be particularly interested in her, even if she can’t carry a tune! From that point on, things go wrong. Kara seems under the influence of a strange force: she begins to behave strangely, moves away from her friends and approaches the mysterious Johnny Conrad. He finally proposes to her to go on stage. Meanwhile, Emily and Adriane discover a grimoire enabling them to practice magic by singing spells… What if the song that Kara was about to sing in a rasping voice was none other than an evil spell?

The French edition of Spellsinger will be released on 5 September 2018 in the EU. American fans, expect the e-book edition to be released a month later in the Kindle store.

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Avalon Production Update: 11 June 2018

Your semi-regular weekly update on the Avalon: Web of Magic animated series!

From the voyager.world Instagram:

Keeping with the theme, just for fun#avalonwebofmagic

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Avalon Production Update: 28 May 2018

Your semi-regular weekly update on the Avalon: Web of Magic animated series!

From the voyager.world Instagram:

Bienvenue a' nos amis de France. La magie est avec toi!

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News Gleaned from Instagram Comments:

  • Re: future Avalon manga: “we’d like to but right now all eyes are on the series.”
  • Re: Warlock Diaries characters: “we like some of the warlock characters (although tonally its Avalon light). Maybe once the tv series gets established-“

Want to follow Futurikon?

Then check out their English and French sites.

French Edition News:

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The French translation of Secret of Unicorn will go on sale 27 June 2018 in the EU. European fans, you can preorder the book on Amazon.fr. American fans, you may have to buy your copies off Ebay or wait a month for the e-book release. (The Kindle store doesn’t have a listing for it … yet.)

And in Archive News:

I just finished reading the French edition of Circles in the Stream, and am currently a third of the way through All That Glitters. Full translation notes will be added to the recaps soon, and a list of name changes / translations will be added to the Encyclopedia.

Did you hug your bonded(s) today, JW?

Don’t worry, Persephone and Augustus (the Archive cats) got their hugs.

Avalon: Web of Magic now available in French!

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve updated this space! Gotta blame the lack of updates on the Avalon: Web of Magic animated series for that. Sorry.

Anyway, I finally have some news: Avalon: Web of Magic is being translated into French by Bayard Éditions! They have translated the first three books, with the fourth set to be released this June. Print editions are available on Amazon.fr, and e-book editions can be found in the US Kindle store.

The French translations have all-new covers, which I’ll post below with translations of the cover copy.

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THE MAGES OF AVALON: THREE FRIENDS FOR LIFE

At 13, Emily and Adriane have the same passion: protecting animals in distress and their natural environment. Their friendship soon becomes evident! One day, as they try to save a wounded leopard, they discover a magical glade populated by incredible creatures, like Thunder, a silver wolf, and Ozzie, a funny ferret. The latter reveals to them that their magical world is in danger. Only three mages have the power to save them. Emily and Adriane were chosen, but the third is still missing…

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THE MAGES OF AVALON: KARA’S CRYSTAL

The three mages are finally together: sweet Emily, energetic Adriane, and Kara the princess. Attracted by all that glitters, Kara dreams of finding her magic stone, like her friends. But a threat hangs over the wonderful world of Avalon. A unicorn, the most powerful magical creature, appears to warn them: a witch is trying to absorb all their powers. And she makes a terrible offer to Kara. If Kara accepts, she will get a precious crystal… The situation is serious. For Kara, it’s time to prove she’s one of the three mages of Avalon!

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THE MAGES OF AVALON: ADRIANE IN THE SHADOWLANDS

Emily the healer, Kara the shooting star and Adriane the warrior are back in Ravenswood. Adriane spends all her time with Thunder, the silver wolf. While she thought she was the last of her kind, her pack reappears. Thunder must follow her family to the Realm of Aldenmor. Adriane is heartbroken! Emily and Adriane decide to help her, and the three mages of Avalon depart on Thunder’s trail. But they will have to cross the Shadowlands, where the Dark Sorceress and her deadly poison reign…

There’s no cover yet for the fourth book, but I found a synopsis.

THE MAGES OF AVALON: EMILY AND THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN

Something strange is going on in Ravenswood. Magic animals from the world of Aldenmor are crossing the passage in greater numbers to escape the terrible Black Poison. Emily is convinced that a wounded creature is hiding in the forest. Despite warnings from Kara and Adriane, she wants to go looking for it to heal it. But a monster with formidable hypnotic powers seems to follow the young mage… Emily, however, does not hesitate to go after the fearsome creature. But as the three mages cross the passage that connects their world to Aldenmor, they are far from imagining what they will discover…

Since the French editions are available in the US, I’ll eventually get a hold of them and search for anything that may have changed in translation. As you may have noticed, Stormbringer is called Thunder, Kara is a Shooting Star, and the Black Fire is now just a Black Poison.

Got any thoughts or reactions to the French editions? Chime in below!

Avalon Production Update, 18 December 2017

Your weekly (?) round-up of updates on the Avalon: Web of Magic animated series!

I can’t take full credit for this update, so: Thanks, Avery, for the heads-up on the official Avalon website going back online!

From the Official Avalon Website:

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Notes from the Archivist:

Hey! They tweaked the poster! There’s more grass, more magical effects, and some shading on the tagline and title. Also, Kara doesn’t look quite as bad here.

The most interesting part of the improved poster, however, is the billing block (the small text beneath the title). This is the first time we’ve seen a voice cast or the names of anyone connected with the Avalon series! Let’s break this down:

VOICE CAST:

WRITERS / DIRECTORS:

  • Robert Mandell (creator of Princess Gwenevere / Starla and the Jewel Riders)

Unfortunately, we don’t know who’s lending their voices to which characters! So try to guess who’s playing who in the comments.

While digging through the official Avalon site, I also found some larger concept art images for the mages and a new Ravenswood Preserve map. Someone who has better eyes than me can try to read all those landmarks on the map and see if they’ve added anything new.

Avalon Production Update, 27 November 2017

Your weekly round-up of updates on the Avalon: Web of Magic animated series!

Production Art:

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Official Synopsis:

From Bridgegate Pictures:

Emily Fletcher, Adriane Charday, and Kara Davies, three very different girls-turned-mages (mages are highly skilled “magic users”), band together to protect and find Avalon, the very source of all magic. Each girl has a bonded animal and magic stone; their animal friends help them on their magical journeys through the different worlds along the Web of Magic. The safety of the Magic Web, and the worlds it connects together, hangs on their success as they battle two main antagonists, the Dark Sorceress and the Spider Witch, who wish to harness the tremendous magical energy and magic of Avalon and distort the Magic Web for their own evil ends. The titular Web of Magic is a web on the magical, mystical plane of existence, connecting all worlds and planets with each other through mystical portals.