Jul 17, 2015 · Book Review: Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley. Summary. Aza Ray is drowning in thin air. Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it even harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live.Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins
Apr 29, 2015 · Magonia is the story of 16 year old Aza Ray Boyle, a girl who can not breathe the air of earth and has has been almost drowning in the atmosphere since …Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins
A sea faring father, a man living on the edge of mental sanity, periodically sees his young son. During the visits, the father tells the boy stories, exotic as well as close to home, about Magonia. This is a mythical place where clouds represent impossible dreams and unfulfilled desires.
She says that humans have been destroying the earth and with it, Magonia, through pollution and war. She believes that the capital of Magonia is wrong to rely on the humans for crops and thinks that she can break away from them by stealing ancient plants that are buried beneath the earth’s surface.Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins
Thoughts on "Passport to Magonia" by Jacques Vallee. Book. I recently finished reading the classic Ufology/paranormal book by Jacques Vallee, Passport to Magonia. I know this subject has been on here a few times in the past but I felt like sharing my own thoughts on it as well.
Feb 18, 2021 · These sky sailors hurled bad weather at the earth, flew down, and stole grain from farmers. Bishop Abogard’s story of Magonia’s inhabitants also sounds suspiciously like the airship sightings reported across rural America in 1896 and 1897.
Nov 12, 2014 · Magonia (Magonia, #1) , Maria Dahvana Headley. Magonia, the story of a 16-year-old girl with a mysterious breathing disease who finds herself on a sky ship in the historical kingdom of Magonia, was published in April 2015. The sequel, Aerie, was published in 2016.3.5/5
Aug 12, 2015 · Magonia (Magonia #1) – Maria Dahvana Headley – SPOILERS. Summary: Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live. So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication.Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins
Passport to Magonia by Jacques Vallee deals with the UFOs sightings. However, the surprising fact about this book is the fact that the author takes a whole new stance on the topic. Instead of dealing with the sightings traditionally, he tries to connect them to historical events, folklore, legends and point out the similarities and differences between our modern experiences and those of the past.Author: Alden Marshall
She has the ability to interweave actual events with fantasy fiction story lines so that the two begin to blur in the reader's mind. Now, realize that no one's ever seen one moving around down there before. He follows the ship and witnesses the scene between Aza and her mother, all while fighting for his life during the flood. By no means did I feel like Magonia was a copy of Castle in the Sky. I was warned that Magonia might be a little weird but, strangely, I didn't find it so. Not kidding--I may have cried a few times. That's where his characterization begins and where it ends. She believes it to be one of her illness-induced hallucinations…. About Maria Dahvana Headley. Can anything I will ever hear from now until the end of time sound cooler than stormsharks? Search for:. Is Magonia Up There? But, perhaps, there are stranger and more exotic reasons why she is different. Mar 04, destini rated it it was amazing Shelves: the-holy-grail. Vallee points out that visitors from the skies have long been chronicled. Incredibly so, but they do. Mar 04, Kristina Horner rated it liked it. Indeed, shortly after Passport to Magonia appeared, John Keel published similar theories in what I would argue to be his most important work, Operation Trojan Horse I could be completely off base here, but that's how some things came off. The Homo Sapiens Agenda which was awesome! The main character was so snarky and I was not expecting that. He's Aza's best friend, fascinated with computers and numbers and the world, someone I could just fricking relate to, and doesn't say anything so sugary, or flirt so openly. Other Editions View all 11 comments. I thought it would hurt, but the pain I've been feeling forever and ever is actually something that's ceasing to matter to me, just like my bones no longer matter to me, and I inhale, and exhale, and Bird in my chest Bird in my chest Bird in my chest Ships in the sky Last moments before dying The rest of the novel was equally fascinating. Jason is Aza's dearest friend. Friendship, love. It is such a strange concept overall. With such a situation, you'd think the atmosphere would be filled with drama, but the narration was just brimming with an uncommon honesty, full of raw emotions and hope and a sense of defeat, while also effortlessly making the mood somehow surreal at the same time. There were good parts, don't get me wrong. Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not the weak and dying thing she was. Where do her loyalties lie? I felt like I casually slipped into Aza's mind while reading, and her perspective's such an interesting one , considering her unique condition and odd personality. Blackoot design by Iceable Themes. Jacque Vallee. It felt like the book didn't have enough time to become what it was trying to be in the second part, and while the middle dragged, the ending felt incredibly rushed. If I had to find some flaws I'd say that the ending was really rushed, which is something I didn't like much, and that May 06, Chantal rated it it was ok Shelves: listened-on-audio , published , paranormal , young-adult. Hardcover , pages. View all 18 comments. He should believe me. I'd like to have named my disease myself: the Jackass, or maybe something ugly, such as Elmer or Clive. She has a rare disease they can't even put a name to because no one else has it. When I found out Michael Crouch was one of the narrators, I immediately added this to my wish list. Notify me of new posts via email. That's probably because I read a lot of weird, non-fiction. This usually never happens to me with books I read for personal enjoyment. Yet the sub-title of his wonderful text immediately indicates otherwise.
Sometimes younger explorers of the weird ignore older works. Jacque Vallee. Yet the book is groundbreaking. You would think that with his degrees in astrophysics and mathematics, Vallee would present a hardnosed scientific guidebook that provides rational — and terrestrial — explanations for the many UFO sightings reported in the first half of the 20th century. Yet the sub-title of his wonderful text immediately indicates otherwise. According to an ancient 9th century text written by Bishop Abogard of Lyon, Magonia was allegedly a cloud city inhabited by aerial sailors who traveled the skies in flying ships. These sky sailors hurled bad weather at the earth, flew down, and stole grain from farmers. Vallee points out that visitors from the skies have long been chronicled. Allen Hynek? Tales of ETs visiting and abducting humans sound at least peripherally like the folklore tales of fairies who take lucky or unlucky visitors to their hidden realms. In his preface to the edition of Passport to Magonia , Vallee explains that his attempt to link modern ufology with ancient sightings and folklore was not well received by many. Vallee, a scientist who had once argued for the consideration of flying saucers as machines from another planet inhabited by beings from another world, eventually lobbied for the need to think more expansively and consider a link between ancient stories of wondrous encounters and similar tales shared by 20 th -century experiencers. Passport to Magonia , with its well-reasoned theories, builds a bridge of considerations between the sightings and visitation stories of the past and the ones occurring in the present. The book was regarded not only as a radical departure, but as a betrayal by Vallee 8. Indeed, shortly after Passport to Magonia appeared, John Keel published similar theories in what I would argue to be his most important work, Operation Trojan Horse Vallee uses the first half of his book to expound on his theories and the second half to present an annotated chronicle of a century of UFO sightings These sightings come from all over the world, but key similarities emerge. While most of the stories are too short and leave us hankering to learn much more about them, there is enough specific detail in each to make them and their experiencers seem convincing. Today, the Internet provides us with instant access to information about key UFO sightings. I marvel at the meticulous chronicling Vallee amassed without the benefit of modern-day data access. He dug up the info dirt the hard way. Even today, we should be most grateful for his efforts. After all, Chariots of the Gods was published in , a year before Passport to Magonia. Proudly powered by WordPress. Blackoot design by Iceable Themes. Search for:. Is Magonia Up There? Ezekiel: Was the fiery craft he encountered a UFO? Fairies — or a variation of modern ET abductors? Share this: Print More Facebook Twitter. Next Post. Previous Post.
If I weren't already worried, this'd worry me. Sounds crazy? Even after finishing the book, I am still unsure of the reason why the main character was on Earth in the first place. And I should say that I loathe the use of caps lock in novels and formal writing, so that's another thing that didn't work in favour oh Headley's style, at least for me. But her friend Jason was pretty great, so I stuck with it, even though I was a bit bored. May 01, Kathe L rated it really liked it Shelves: read , didn-t-expect-to-be-so-good , fav-female-characters , cute-boy-you-made-me-swoon , 4-stars. Notify me of new posts via email. See all 16 questions about Magonia…. As long as a school bus. Showing Name required. I am lost of words to describe how magical, astonishing, beautiful and original this book was. There's apparently a sequel, but I don't think I will be partaking. Books by Maria Dahvana Headley. If she were here, listening to me, she'd be puking right now because I'm losing all my dignity. Gahhh it was all over the place, the whole thing was just not coherent. In Magonia , she's incredibly powerful. Must reads. And he did. The main character's voice is grating on my nerves. View all 49 comments. Let's analyse this word. I did not like this book. Like seriously, what the fuck is this writing? I mean, come on, they generally have to work a little bit for my affections. Share this: Print More Facebook Twitter. This was just such a fun and different read, and I cannot wait to re-read this story again, in spite of the weirdness that ensued in the middle. Because every time someone finds a new animal, or a new amazing thing on earth, it means we haven't broken everything yet. Speaking of the next book, when I read this, there was no listing on Goodreads about there being a sequel. Reading this book was like floating on a magical, puffy, pink cloud. Welcome back. I thought after Jazz I wouldn't be amazed at another character, but no. View all 56 comments. Magonia does have the feeling that some of 4. Aza ends up being a lost child of Magonia and can have a bird live inside her chest. He merely looks at you, blankly and conquers. All in all, I couldn't be happier I spent my afternoon with this book. I guess it's why it was blurbed by Neil Gaiman. Highly creative with magical flying ships and bird people who sing their way through chores, I thought Magonia had all the bare bones for a great novel, but I just didn't care about the characters as I would have liked. I just Stir in plenty of action, romance, and well-developed family dynamics and you have something pretty damn amazing. Give this one a shot, preferably on audio. I was so excited and pumped, I didn't stop to think that I might not like this book as much as I thought I would. Magonia 2 books. Maria Dahvana Headley. They weren't kidding when they said that Maria Dahvana Headley's writing is comparable to the works of Neil Gaiman. Headley brings us a previously unexplored story of flying ships and sky sailors.
Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live. So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name. Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, for whom she might have more-than-friendly feelings. But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes terribly wrong. Aza is lost to our world—and found, by another. Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not the weak and dying thing she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time. Better, she has immense power—and as she navigates her new life, she discovers that war is coming. Magonia and Earth are on the cusp of a reckoning. Where do her loyalties lie? As a general rule, I try to avoid spoilers in my reviews. As for how I feel, let me just say that the last time I broke out spoilers, it was for Allegiant and I despised that book. Final warning. And the reason she was dying? Oh, said bird can communicate some how telepathy? And by the way, they live in the sky and there used to be plants that lived in the sky until humans fucked it all up. And said plant is the key to the salvation of their people. This is despite the fact that she never had a chance to learn, so why give her crap for that? Well fuck you too. This is less than a month into her new life. Eff that shit. I did not care about Magonia. There is nothing in this book that makes me think they deserved any help at all. Not one aspect of this society made me think it worthwhile or worth her aid. This book was a major letdown. Just read something else instead. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Standard Posted by Gilded Lady. Posted on August 12, Posted under review , fantasy , magic , oh dear god why , provided by publisher , skip it , young adult. Comments Leave a comment. Summary: Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live. Review: As a general rule, I try to avoid spoilers in my reviews. I did not like this book. Then she died, and things got weird. What in the actual fuck. I almost quit right then and there. Suspend your disbelief! Verdict: Skip It Available Now. Share this: Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. Email required Address never made public.