So, this past week there was yet another book based on the movie that recaps the events of the movie, and it's called Adventure Awaits. However, unlike the junior novel and several of the picture books we've gotten, this book reads entirely like a journal the Mane Six wrote about their adventure after the movie finished. I have to admit, as someone who went and read the novelization, I really like this take on the story. Getting to see the characters' reflection on the things they did and the people they met ends up elevating the book beyond a simple recap and more like a quasi-continuation of the story.
And with all due honesty, props to the author, Rachael Upton. As far as I know, she's a total newcomer to writing for MLP, and it looks lik…Read more >
WARNING: This is a transcript of the leaked episode of Castle Mane-ia. Read at your own discretion.
- Twilight Sparkle: Urgh!
- Spike: What's wrong, Twilight?
- Twilight Sparkle: [sighs] I've gone through every book in Ponyville, Spike, and there isn't a single mention of the mysterious chest that came from the Tree of Harmony, nor anything about keys to unlock it. But something tells me that opening it is pretty important. I hope Princess Celestia has some ideas. If the library in Canterlot doesn't have anything, I don't know where else to look.
- Spike: [yelps] [belches]
- Twilight Sparkle: [reading] My dearest Twilight, while it would be perfectly lovely to have you in Canterlot once more, I have another option in mind much closer to Ponyville.