Chapter 22: A Note of Concern

CWs: hyperdevotion/cultlike thought patterns, kidnapping, threatened murder ABRAMS: How does it feel, being an adult?COBEN GARROW: Oh, um, I’m not sure. I haven’t been one for very long yet.ABRAMS: [laughs] That’s fair! I’m sure the tabloids have been on you about betrothals and engagements already.GARROW: Yes, although I’m afraid to say that’s still a ways … Continue reading Chapter 22: A Note of Concern

Chapter 21: Malachite Rising

CWs: drug use (opiates), violence, body/eye horror, psychosis, manhandling of a disabled person (reasonable in context), self-harm, injury to hands …but the wicked sorceror could find no purchase, for every blow he landed upon the princess’s form left her untouched. “What is this trickery?” he howled, unable to leave so much as a bruise upon … Continue reading Chapter 21: Malachite Rising

Chapter 20: Lunar Shadows

CWs: violence, racism/anti-indigeneity, starvation (referenced/implied), drug use (opiates this time, whew), body horror And O, I have seen the lotus-eatersdrinking laudanum and winewith voices loud and hollowwith nothing left inside—O, thy tempting nature railsagainst the strength of every souldo not eat the fruits of Lethekeep your virtue whole.Prohibitionist and anti-alcohol activist Andrew Matthesohn Wilkes, 1919, … Continue reading Chapter 20: Lunar Shadows