Chapter 10: Ancient Tales

CW: drowning, drug use, implied mental health issues, racism/classism, disordered eating It has been lost to memory, now, how it is our ancestors traversed the ocean; four hundred years has distorted what narratives we have so out of shape that if there is any truth to be found in them, it is hard to know … Continue reading Chapter 10: Ancient Tales

The Gremlin’s Library: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

TWs for Certain Dark Things, and to a lesser degree this review, include violence, cartels/drug wars, and a particular character who threatens a lot of sexual violence but never thankfully gets around to it. I've been falling more and more in love with Silvia Moreno-Garcia's writing for a few years now, starting with Gods of … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Chapter 9: Eye for an Eye

CW: self-harm, blood, injury, violence, empathy issues, psychosis, mental illness ROSENHILL ACADEMY, DEN ELESSA, 1916 My favourite pastime is seeing how many people underestimate me because I’m a Bard. Far too many people assume Bards can’t be dangerous. Who could possibly fear music? I like to establish their belief in that before the running and … Continue reading Chapter 9: Eye for an Eye

Chapter 8: Thistle and Vervain

CW: alcohol. homophobia referenced, homophobic slur, racism, self-destructiveness discussed …When the girl was done freeing the snake from the stones, she waited, and held her breath. The snake said, “That was foolish. I could have bitten you. I might still do so, now that I am free.”“Perhaps,” she said. “You might not.”…æʤa shé-besate adjashinén antik … Continue reading Chapter 8: Thistle and Vervain