20 August 2014

Summoners and Assassins at Seven Stories


Seven Stories is a magical venue which is perfect for events such as Summoners and Assassins. It's intimate and special and there's a certain atmosphere. And just the atmosphere and the surroundings alone guaranteed a fantastic evening. Add to that two authors who clicked together, and behaved like the best of friends from the very start and I knew it was going to be amazing.

Look at the flying books! FLYING BOOKS.
My little sister introduced me to Seven Stories when she did her work experience there at high school. Back then it was only children's books and authors, but the venue has changed a lot since then. It's a very special place.

I went to the event with my best book friend Steph. We're pretty in sync and if it wasn't for a last minute change of top we would have been dressed the same. That's what years of bookish friendship does to you, it's like a psychic bond. Being the book-addicts we are, there was a large pile of books for signing. And yes, there's gonna be a giveaway. Or two. Yaaay for giveaways! Steph will be joining me here soon with some guest reviews.

All the books! Well, not quite. There were another few.
The talk was hilarious. The authors seemed to click, it was like listening to a conversation between friends. And it wasn't all about their books. There was everything from Harry Potter to Gossip Girl, Sailor Moon to The OC, and it was all wonderful. They even talked about their first days of writing, from Harry Potter x Sailor Moon fanfiction with Mary Sue as the lead, to early assassins called Blood who were sarky and witty and everything a young teenager wants to be.

It was like listening to your friends talk, openly and honestly and with enough humour to have the whole room laughing. While the authors were very similar, they were also very different.

And I discovered that I've been pronouncing Chaol wrong this whole time. But at least I wasn't the only one!

  

3 comments:

  1. Leigh and Sarah are both funny and lovely, aren't they? Glad you got to meet them!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

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  2. I have to admit I'm a bit anxious about the flying books. Were any harmed? *bites nails* Glad you had a great time! :)

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  3. YAY for giveaways! I will definitely be on the look out for those. I am so sad there weren't any events near me to go too. I adore the Throne of Glass series and really would love to meet Maas and get my books signed. I have yet to start the Grisha series though, I plan on doing it soon. Glad you had such an amazing time!

    P.S I pronounced it wrong for ages. Now I refuse to pronounce it the right way, haha ;)

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