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Breath of the Wild ingredients accidentally included in famed author’s new book

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ingredients accidentally included in famed author John Boyne new book A Traveller at the Gates

John Boyne, an Irish novelist, has accidentally included The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ingredients in his latest book, A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom. The author has written 18 books in the last 20 years but is perhaps best known for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. This book was turned into a movie and raised awareness of Boyne’s work dramatically.

However, it’s Boyne’s latest work that this Zelda reference appears in. It launched recently in the U.K., and keen-eyed fans managed to spot the blatant references to Breath of the Wild.

Writer Dana Schwartz pointed out the Breath of the Wild ingredients from the passage above. But she went one step further and uncovered how these items made it into a section discussing clothes being dyed: These ingredients are simply the first thing that show up when you google “ingredients red dye clothes.” It doesn’t happen to mention that they’re purely fictional items.

That’s probably how John Boyne had been fooled into including Hylian items in his book. Thankfully Boyne knows how to laugh at his own mistakes.

It’s easy to see how ingredients from a game have been mistaken for real ones. I imagine that if you’re not that familiar with the Zelda franchise, then the words “Hylian shroom” may not be enough to prompt you to delve slightly deeper into the ingredient’s origins.

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Jamie Sharp
Started out playing Metroid 2 on the GameBoy at around 5 years-old, and now I write about games all day long. Can't play Switch and drive, I've tried. As time goes on the Switch is quickly becoming my favourite console of all time.

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