• Chapter Excerpt from M.A. Larson's Pennyroyal Academy

    Here in EQDland, we like to follow what the show staffers are doing on the side while not building the world of pony.  Turns out these writers actually do things without colorful equines sometimes!

     I'm sure you have heard of M.A. Larson here, what with his swarm of fans on Twitter and entire "wings" campaign/joke that haunted him and our submit box for years.  Poor guy.  From that poll on the side bar, it looks like Magical Mystery Cure is dominating anyway though, so good things came of it anyway!  We actually posted about his new Pennyroyal Academy project a few times over the last year or so.  The folks at Penguin noticed this and wanted to share something neat for all of you to check out, or more specifically two chapters from the book!

    Head on down below the break to check it out! And if you like what you see, you can Pre-order it over on Amazon with an October 7th release date.

    Quick Synopsis/Summary
    A girl from the forest arrives in a bustling kingdom with no name and no idea why she is there, only to find herself at the center of a world at war. She enlists at Pennyroyal Academy, where princesses and knights are trained to battle the two great menaces of the day: witches and dragons. There, given the name “Evie,” she must endure a harsh training regimen under the steel glare of her Fairy Drillsergeant, while also navigating an entirely new world of friends and enemies. As Evie learns what it truly means to be a princess, she realizes surprising things about herself and her family, about human compassion and inhuman cruelty. And with the witch forces moving nearer, she discovers that the war between princesses and witches is much more personal than she could ever have imagined.Set in Grimm’s fairytale world, M.A. Larson’s Pennyroyal Academy masterfully combines adventure, humor, and magical mischief.

    And the exerpt! 

    Author Bio:
    M.A. Larson (www.malarson.com) is a film and television writer who lives with his wife, daughter, and two dogs in a canyon in California. Larson has written for Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney UK, Discovery Kids Channel, The Hub, and Nickelodeon. As a writer on the cult sensation “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”, he has been a guest at “brony” fan conventions from Paris, France to Dallas, Texas. Pennyroyal Academy is his first novel.