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Hello, again. I know I said I wouldn't post anything today, but this came up, so I decided to. Now, the Trivia column will still be out tomorrow, along with another post on here telling you other stuff that I'll tell you tomorrow. Now, I have found out there's, well three people that I know of, besides my family, that read this. So, if you've decided to keep up with it, here's the news. The Imagination Station Book Series, launched in 2010, has released new information on Volumes 10 & 11. According to the AIOWiki, Book 10 is called "Challenge on the Hill of Fire", and will be released in the spring of 2013. The summary of the book is, "Patrick and Beth journey back to the time of St. Patrick in the Imagination Station." That will be a good one. I loved the Odyssey episode, "Saint Patrick, A Heart Afire, Parts 1 & 2". It will be written by Brock Eastman and Marianne Hering. Volume 11 is titled "Hunt for the Devil's Dragon". It is expected to be released in spring of 2013. There is no summary as of now. It will be written by Wayne Thomas Batson and Marianne Hering. There is no artwork for either book currently. 


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Book 8 in the series.
Speaking of the Imagination Station books, don't forget about the release of  Volumes 8 & 9 of the series this fall. Book Eight is titled, "Battle for the Mysterious Island". Here's the summary: "Patrick and Beth are hurled into the South Pacific during the 1840s and take part in a breathtaking search for the mysterious Starlight Island. The cousins join the clever Scottish pirate hunter Captain Connor Glenn and the crew of the flagship Saint Andrew's Lance as they hunt the infamous pirate Captain Tobias Dredd. Their search leads them to the emerald-green islands of Fiji, where they attempt to rescue missionary William Cross. But Captain Dredd's forces attack the island, and Patrick and Cross are kidnapped. Beth and Captain Glenn must save them, but it's a race against time. And the only hopes they have of finding the Starlight Island rest in their trust in God and a broken telescope that just might reveal more than meets the eye." The whole series is a good idea, and has had a good response from what I've seen. Considering that the Imagination Station has been in "layaway" for a while and is just beginning to see the light of day again, that kind of gives us the reason why we haven't seen it. The first book of the series was released after Album 52, when the Imagination Station made an appearance. Though people haven't thought of it this way, here's what happened, and it makes sense, too. Sometime after "Fast As I Can", Whit visited Albert and lost his remote. He couldn't operate the Imagination Station after that, so he put it in his basement for repairs. Enter two cousins who want to try the invention. The rest is history. Also, Volume 9 gets released in the fall of this year, too. It is titled "Escape to the Hiding Place", and is written by Marianne Hering and Paul McCusker. The summary on the AIOWiki, I don't know if this is official or not, is "Patrick and Beth travel to Holland during World War II and meet Corrie ten Boom." This seems promising, too. "East Winds, Raining", and Whit's episodes from when he was in the war have become Odyssey classics. I really like this series, and hope its sequels maintain the standards set by the first seven.

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Book 9 of the series, releasing Fall 2012.
That's all I have for now. Until tomorrow then. There's more to come, so stay tuned, and I hope you enjoy Twists and Turns! 
                                                                                                                    ---The Old Judge
 





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