Author: Siavahda

#LastSunReadalong Week 4: Chapters 13-16

#LastSunReadalong Week 4: Chapters 13-16

Posted 9th December 2019 by Siavahda in Promos, Queer Lit / 0 Comments

This post is late, because it was hard to write. Anybody reading along with me knows the last few chapters were rough (even if they had a ton of wonderful things in them as well) and analysing some of this stuff wasn’t super fun. But! We’re approaching the endgame now, folx. And as usual, feel […]

You’ve never seen fantasy like this before: The One Who Eats Monsters by Casey Matthews

You’ve never seen fantasy like this before: The One Who Eats Monsters by Casey Matthews

Sometimes when you’re dealing with monsters, what you need isn’t a hero. It’s a bigger monster. American soldiers rescue a teenage girl from torture, and bring her back with them to the United States. The problem? She’s not a teenage girl at all, and the rules that keep humans safe from her are null and […]

#LastSunReadalong Week 3: Chapters 9-12

#LastSunReadalong Week 3: Chapters 9-12

Posted 1st December 2019 by Siavahda in Promos / 0 Comments

This week’s chapters were INTENSE! For gifs, caps-lock, and Monty Python references, you can see my twitter thread for this week’s readalong; for a more thoughtful recap, read on. * Chapter 9, Farstryke Castle, is, predictably enough, set inside Farstryke Castle. And it’s immediately interesting because Farstryke seems to be a kind of Atlantean cultural […]

Sigil Me This: Why Rune’s Cameo Necklace Might Be Important to the Worldbuilding of the Tarot Sequence

Sigil Me This: Why Rune’s Cameo Necklace Might Be Important to the Worldbuilding of the Tarot ..

Posted 28th November 2019 by Siavahda in Let's Dig In: Fannish Analysis, Promos / 3 Comments

Ostensibly as part of the Hanged Man Promo, but really because I might have a slightly obsessive personality type, here is my mini-thesis on Rune’s cameo necklace in The Last Sun, and why I think it’s a major clue to one of the mysteries of KD Edwards’ worldbuilding. Enjoy. * In the world of New […]

#LastSunReadalong Week 2: Chapters 5-8

#LastSunReadalong Week 2: Chapters 5-8

Posted 23rd November 2019 by Siavahda in Promos, Queer Lit / 0 Comments

I had a lot of fun livetweeting this section, and you can find the thread here, but now it’s time for the weekly recap! Chapter 5 opens with us getting a little more of a glimpse of how Rune and Brand’s normal, day-to-day life goes; Rune likes to sleep in, and Brand is apparently the […]

Tarot Sequence Book Tag!

Tarot Sequence Book Tag!

Posted 18th November 2019 by Siavahda in Reading Challenges / 0 Comments

Lisa over at Way Too Fantasy has created a Tarot Sequence-inspired book tag with the help of her #ScionsOfAtlantis Court – Team Death! And since she left it open for people to tag themselves, OF COURSE I’m claiming tag and jumping in! Now, let’s begin! Rune Saint John, Lord Sun “Walk down the wrong street […]

Blood and Water: The Impossible Contract by K. A. Doore

Blood and Water: The Impossible Contract by K. A. Doore

Posted 10th November 2019 by Siavahda in Fantasy Reviews, Queer Lit, Reviews / 0 Comments

The Impossible Contract is the second book in Doore’s Chronicles of Ghadid trilogy, a series following a family of assassins in a desert world where water is not only currency, but magic. Contract reads perfectly well as a standalone, but you’re missing out if you skip over book one, The Perfect Assassin, with its homoromantic-asexual, […]

Let the Hanged Man Promo begin!

Posted 31st October 2019 by Siavahda in Promos / 0 Comments

The cards have spoken: the Hanged Man is coming. And it’s up to us to spread the word! If you’re here, then you’re probably already excited for The Hanged Man‘s release in December. You might have heard the consensus that it’s even better than Last Sun, and that probably makes you flaily because how is […]