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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Pondathon: Prologue – We Need You and Your Magic; Choose a Team! [Readathon Team Information]

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.

The word ‘battle’ hangs heavy over the Pond. You have never known the Pond to be a place of conflict or struggle and you didn’t think – still don’t think – that your Pond friends would ever hurt even the most annoying fly. Xiaolong would probably try and make friends with it.

You get the feeling that the other Pond friends feel the same – you can see it in the way their shoulders slump, how their eyes fall.
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Pondathon: Prologue – It’s Time to Protect and Fight [Readathon Schedule]

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.

When you enter the magic boundary of the Pond, something doesn’t feel right. The magic that has become like a second home to you doesn’t seem to have its usual warmth. Instead, there’s a slight fizzle and static in the air, making your hairs stand on end.

Something’s wrong.

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The Pond Book News #22 – Sprout’s Back! This Week’s Queer Fantasies and Desi Book Announcements

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Welcome to Issue #22!

The trees are whispering…

Sprout 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.Friends, welcome back 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. 

Sprout is finally back from running their errands and assignments! They’ll be taking over the news again, and also honestly think that Xiaolong’s Sprout impression last week was very impressive indeed. Now, onward to the news!

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