Pondathon: New Side Quest Available – Protect Xiaolong!

Pondathon: Readathon side-quest available!

New to the Pondathon’s story?
Read this prologue first
 or read the previous chapter.

The magical boundary shatters.

Darkness spills into the Pond like opaque smoke. Shadowy fingers, like in Gen’s garden, reach forth and drain the greenery and life from the Pond’s flora. Drained, the plants wilt and slump, their energies stolen. A chill blankets over you too, and the courage you held onto gives way to despair and hopelessness. Is this the darkness’s doing? How can there be hope now…? What hope do you have against such power?

“Friends!” calls Xiaolong, as the darkness looms closer. With a stamp of her wooden staff, you feel warmth and hope swell in your chest, your mind clearing. “Believe in your friends, because they will protect you! Believe in yourself, because you are strong!”

6 xl darknessCorporeal shadows emerge from the darkness. They have no face, no expression, but they have legs that carry them closer and hands that wield weapons as deep as the moonless night.

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Pondathon: The Battle for the Pond is Here! The Pondathon Has Begun!

Pondathon: The Quiet Pond's story-driven readathon. Image: Two swords with vines wrapped around it frame the words 'Pondathon', with three little forest sprites sitting on top. One forest sprite has a leaf on its head, the middle has twigs for horns, and the right has a mushroom on its head.

New to the Pondathon’s story?
Read this prologue first
or read the previous chapter.

Days pass, and you do not know what is crueler: the brutal wait for the battle ahead or the terrifying thought that an evil so cruel and immense is near.

Sprout bursts through the magical boundary, their cries of distress piercing the tense bustle of last minute preparation and fortification. “It’s here!” they shriek. “It’s almost here!”

The evil does not arrive like the earthquake or the deafening thunder that you had imagined.

The evil arrives with silence — and then a loud click.

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Pondathon: Tutorial – Questions You May Have and Our Answers

Pondathon: The Quiet Pond's story-driven readathon. Image: Two swords with vines wrapped around it frame the words 'Pondathon', with three little forest sprites sitting on top. One forest sprite has a leaf on its head, the middle has twigs for horns, and the right has a mushroom on its head.

Welcome to the Pondathon’s Tutorial!

What is the Pondathon?

Here, you will find a basic outline of how the Pondathon will work as well as some answers to any questions that you may have.

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The Pond Book News #23 – “Journey to the West”-inspired Fantasies, Esteemed Authors, and Exciting Releases!

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Welcome to Issue #23!

The trees are whispering…

Friends, welcomeSprout the sparrow, doing a curtsy with their eyes closed and a smile on their face. Their cape swooshes in the wind with their arm extended in their curtsy. to another exciting week of The Pond Book News! Every Sunday, The Quiet Pond brings you a fresh issue of book news to catch you up on the week’s lineup of diverse book releases, cover reveals, book news, and sometimes more! We also feature three incredible people in the book community every week, to highlight the important work that readers do in celebrating the books they love. Onward to the news!

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Pondathon: Prologue – Join Us In Battle and Armour Up! [Sign-Up & Create Your Character]

Pondathon: The Quiet Pond's story-driven readathon. Image: Two swords with vines wrapped around it frame the words 'Pondathon', with three little forest sprites sitting on top. One forest sprite has a leaf on its head, the middle has twigs for horns, and the right has a mushroom on its head.

New to the Pondathon’s story?
Read this prologue first
or read the previous chapter.

Ever since the Pond friends discovered that a destructive evil was on its way to the Pond, the Pond friends had been working tirelessly to prepare for the battle ahead.

You’ve decided on the team you want to join, but you aren’t quite sure what to do with yourself.

Xiaolong has been doing her best to manage all the forest sprites seeking refuge at the Pond and making sure that the magic of the Pond can sustain everyone. Gen has been working hard to prepare potions and magical herbs, Cuddle has been cooking and providing food to all the friends and forest sprites, Sprout has been strategising with the forces of nature outside of the Pond, and Varian…

“Mind if I join you?”
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