Month: July 2021

  • 58. What Is It Good For? – Book 3 Finale!

    We wanted it to be on. We waited for it to be on. Now it's actually on, and it might be better if it was off.

    Can we change our minds?

    Last week we were left desperately hanging from the literary cliff, and this week we're boldly letting go. Join us as we descend through the soup-thick fog in search of answers… Who is dead? Who is alive? Have we completely lost? Did Daddy ever make it to Disneyland? And most importantly of all - what happened to that small pond mentioned briefly several weeks ago?

    We'll be answering some, all, or none of these questions this week. Don't miss it.


    We'll be back with Book 4 on September 2nd, between now and then though we'll of course have a couple of special episodes for you:

    August 12th - New book special
    August 26th - Book 3 Catch-up Quiz

    Have a great few weeks & we'll see you then! xx

  • 57. It Really, Really, Really Is On!

    Where once there was fog, or maybe dense mist, but probably definitely fog, now there lies smoke.

    Like an incredibly dense super-fog, the smoke hides all it touches...

    Has the averagely tall Napoleon's dastardly plan paid off? Is everyone dead? Will the Russians find their way out of this hyper-fog-mist-smoke-hybrid?

    We'd be lying if we said it wasn't on.

    It really, really, really is.

    We're really, really, really sure now.

  • 56. Gloves Off!

    The fog was thick. Thick as a thick, thick bowl of fog soup.

    Everywhere young Nicky Rostov turned he saw the dense white of the horrible thick fog. It was like being inside a pie made entirely of milk.

    "Hello!" he shouted "It's me Nicky Rostov is anyone there?" The thick, milky fog consumed his words like a pack of pigeons around an unlucky chip.

    "I'm here to fight the French... I'm not scared" he shouted, a little too loudly.

    Just then, through the thick horrible milky white fog, he saw an even whiter thing, white and bright as if a lighthouse were sailing across the battlefield.

    As Nicky drew closer he saw it for what it was - a single, impeccably white glove, drifting down from the high cliff.

    How did this glove get here? Where were the French? WHY was there so much fog?!

    A short excerpt from:
    War and Peace 2: There Will Be Fog
    By WAPIN7's Steve

  • 55. Oh Boy, It Is Really On Now

    Yeah we're doing this again...

    We're sorry, OK!

    We were so sure it was on before and so we said it was "on" but then it wasn't "on" and then this episode happened and at the end we were both like, "oh boy, it really is on now!"

    To be honest we don't know if it's on.

    We hope it's on.

    We're so sorry if it turns out that next week it isn't actually on.

  • 54. Oh It’s On!

    Nicky Rostov, aged 20½
    16th November 1805
    On a road near Wachau, Austria

    Diary - I've simply got to tell you! Something incredible has happened. Are you ready??? I actually MET the emperor today, the real Russian emperor, and it was A-MAZ-ING!!!

    Here's what happened... I was standing around on the road feeling MAD about not getting to do any fighting when suddenly everything slowed down. Everyone was quiet, and it was like the air was ON FIRE.

    That's when I saw him. He was Majestic. Amazing. Majazing! Haha - it was like he was surrounded in white light and was hovering down the street like a big beautiful hummingbird without any wings. When he spoke it was like eating really amazing honey or just a whole LUMP of sugar!

    And diary, I DONT KNOW HOW TO TELL YOU THIS, but he LOOKED into my EYES.

    I nearly DIED.

    OK it's my bedtime now, I'll tell you more tomorrow. I'm going to dream about the emperor! I love him!