Thursday, August 20, 2009

Raven Rising #5.5: Apologies and Announcements

A brief episode to update the listeners on what's happening with Raven Rising.

-Apologies that no new episodes have been released, and that the live show never happened. It might someday, but don't count down the days.

-Due to time limitations and other factors, Raven Rising may or may not have semi-regular updates anymore.

-Jonathan will no longer be a co-host on the show. If you are interested in potentially being a Raven Rising co-host, e-mail Anna at

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Raven Rising #5: Love Flume

The fifth episode of Raven Rising! This episode was recorded long before Soldiers of Halla was released, and so is entirely spoiler free for the tenth book.

-Belated Pendragon news: D.J. MacHale tour, D.J. MacHale e-mails, Pendragon games.
-Raven Rising has exceeded its bandwidth on Pod-o-Matic, which means we will be taking down earlier episodes to make room for new ones. The early episodes will still be available for direct download here:
-Raven Rising has BIG NEWS to make! At the end of the show, that is.
-Pen Pals discussion of Loor. Well, sort of. We end up tangenting about shipping and arguing over random Pendragon subjects.
-Halla Hypothesis: what did D.J. MacHale mean when he said, “How do you know there are only ten territories in Halla?” We don’t come up with many answers.
-The introduction of a brand new segment that we literally came up with while recording: Random Ravens! We have an extensive discussion of many Pendragon ships.
-“Spader flirts with anything that moves.” “Like Thomas the Tank Engine. IT MOVES!”
-There can’t be an episode of Raven Rising without some argument between Jonathan and Anna over Elli Winter, apparently.
-The real war for Halla: everyone fights for Saint Dane’s affections!
-The BIG NEWS is announced! Details will be coming shortly.
-Shout outs to people who have reviewed us on iTunes! Thanks again to Pendragon…, lostinhalla, and Melodicall!
-Also a shout out to our second voice mail caller! Even if we don’t exactly know what you said.

If you would like to contact us with any questions, comments, suggestions, etc, you can contact us at any of the following:

Voicemail: 206-888-6547

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Raven Rising #4: Super-Duper!!

And we’re back! This week’s episode is much better than the last, if we do say so ourselves.

The main topic of this week’s show is Before the War: Book Two of the Travelers. If you have not read this book, please do not listen, as THERE WILL BE SPOILERS.

-Pendragon news: Soldier’s of Halla cover released, D.J. MacHale's Facebook page, and contest for the first signed copy of Raven Rising.
-Special discussion of Before the War: Book Two of the Travelers! Again, if you haven’t read this yet, SPOILERS ABOUND!
-Carla versus Walter? Sorry Carla, but Walter wins on sparklyness.
-Discussions of Aja’s, Elli’s, and Alder’s stories, including our opinions and analysis.
-Saint Dane’s role: how active was he before Bobby became a Traveler? Why was he around more in Book Two than Book One? And why does he keep winking at everyone?
-Is Nak really Nevva?
-Morals and lessons that we’re not sure if the characters actually learned.
-Press: how big of a role does he play in the other Travelers’ lives? Is he too all-knowing? Does he have the same capabilities as Saint Dane?
-Lengthy talk of why Anna hates Elli.
-SD? Well, it obviously stands for SUPER-DUPER!!
-Here comes Elli’s necklace (again)! What is up with this necklace?
-The importance of the letter ‘t’.
-Confusion over the Penultimate Traveler of Denduron.
-Shout-outs to everyone who has sent us feedback!
-We talk about the cover of the Book Three: Before the War. This book will hopefully be the discussion of our next episode.

If you would like to contact us with any questions, comments, suggestions, etc, you can contact us at any of the following:

Voicemail: 206-888-6547

Friday, March 27, 2009

Raven Rising #3: Third Time Is Not The Charm

This episode was actually recorded nearly a month ago, but due to various (and many) problems with technology, we weren’t able to release it until now. That old saying about the third time being the charm doesn’t apply to our third episode. We hope you enjoy listening anyhow.

If it sounds like Anna was having trouble hearing what Jonathan is saying throughout the episode, she was. That was one of the many technology issues contributing to this show’s belated release.

-Discussion of the news: Soldiers of Halla cover to be released March 3rd (yes, we know that date is long past), release of the second Before the War novel.
-Shout-out to Anna’s cousin for being the only person to e-mail us!
-A Pen Pals discussion of Saint Dane: what’s up with the quigs, what is his motivation, who is he trying to prove himself to, what’s the deal with his name, and was he ever a normal loving person.
-New segment: Debate of Death! Anna and Jonathan argue over whether the Travelers are doing the right thing or not.
-We realize just how much we need to fix up for our next debate segment. We promise to do better next time!
-Time for the wrap up. Anna and Jonathan are not very happy by this time, and we have yet another discussion about how much technology hates us.
-A random Elli tangent.
-We talk about our plans for the next few episodes. Episode four will be a special talking entirely about Before the War: Book Two.

If you would like to contact us with any questions, comments, suggestions, etc, feel free to e-mail us at You can also call our voicemail line at 206-888-6547.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Raven Rising #2: Yay For Acceptance!

And we’re back for our second episode of Raven Rising! This is our special Before the War episode, where we talk entirely about Before the War: Book One of the Travelers. If you haven’t read this book, please don’t listen to this episode, as THERE WILL BE SPOILERS.

-Jonathan and Anna welcome you to the show! Ethan will not be a co-host on our show anymore. We may or may not be looking for a third co-host in the future.
-Jonathan tells his story ‘in a nutshell’ of getting Before the War.
-We talk about the latest Pendragon news: Before the War came out, and pronunciation guide released. And Anna and Jonathan squabble some more, of course.
-Extensive Before the War: Book One discussion! Again, SPOILERS ABOUND!
-Who wrote the darn book?
-Discussion and analysis of Kasha’s, Gunny’s, and Spader’s stories.
-Yay for acceptance!
-We may argue, but we really do love each other. Awww.
-Discussion of the themes of prejudice (or lack, thereof).
-Jonathan continues to assume that all of our listeners are idiots.
-We really hate Spader, in case you couldn’t tell. Please e-mail/call us with your reasons for why he is an awesome character.
-‘I’ve been watching you.’
-We really want you to call and/or e-mail us. If you don’t, we will be sad. And the world will stop spinning.
-We are original. Sort of.

If you would like to contact us with any questions, comments, suggestions, etc, feel free to e-mail us at You can also call our voice mail line at 206-888-6547.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Voicemail Line

Raven Rising now has a voicemail line! Call in with all Pendragon or show related comments, questions, and feedback.

The number is 206-888-6547.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Raven Rising #1: It All Comes Back To Fruitcake

The first episode of the fan-created podcast, Raven Rising, dedicated entirely to D.J. MacHale's Pendragon books.

-Hosts Anna and Jonathan welcome you to the show! Fellow host Ethan will be on next week's episode.
-Discussion of Pendragon news: book ten title, and the Before the War spin-off books.
-Character discussion of Bobby Pendragon: his love life, future, and the changes he has undergone throughout the series.
-Are animals counted as part of a Traveler's family? We sure hope so!
-What will happen at the very end of the Pendragon series?
-Saint Dane explodes into fruitcake?!
-Technology is not our friend.
-And so we (finally) go.

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