I’ve been waiting for this for a long time… and the time’s finally come.
Mark Oshiro, far-famed medianaut and proprietor of MarkReads.net, will on March 22 start a truly amazing project. He’s going to read the entire Young Wizards series in its New Millennium editions — including the interstitial book Interim Errantry and the newest YW novel, Games Wizards Play — and report back on what he finds, book by book, via online reviews and video, until he’s done.
That’s a lot of words and a lot of territory to cover, and it’s going to be a real treat to watch it unfold. I look forward to rediscovering things about the world I’ve been building for the last few decades that I’ve probably completely forgotten… as well as finding out some things I didn’t know.
It falls to me now to look for ways to help make the Mark Reads community feel welcome in my universe. One way we’ll be doing this is described in Mark’s introductory post here.
Another way is to invite interested Mark Reads readers and co-readers onto the YW universe’s own online turf and give them a place to discuss what’s going on as the reading process unfolds. Understanding that Mark’s own discussion areas are spoiler-free, we’ve set aside a space at the Young Wizards discussion forums that’s specifically intended for Mark Reads community members. This is a spoiler-friendly space where discoveries can be discussed in as much detail as the community desires. (One note in advance: to keep the spammers at bay, our registration process asks new/prospective Forum members a challenge question. The answer to this question is the initials of the newest YW novel. Just check the first paragraph of this post for the answer.)
I’m really looking forward to the events of the coming months, and to sharing the discoveries that Mark and his community will make.
So welcome, cousins! Settle in and make yourselves comfortable. This is going to be a terrific ride. Thanks for your company!