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Syenite flinches, remembering the sound of ripping tendons, The palm of her hand stings sharply.
And then of course when it's confirmed, logic follows that Essun, already established that she's gone by different names, is also the same person. Not confirmed for me yet or anyone who hasn't read further (me), but I feel like it's definitely a logical conclusion.
Also like, CLEARLY THE SEASON ISN'T HAPPENING IN THESE CHAPTERS YET. It is only happening in Essun's which took me WAY TOO LONG to realize.
Also WHAT HAPPENED TO BINOF??? The last we see of her Timay takes her to a room alone.
I am definitely really enjoying this so far and I don't think we've even scratched the surface of how many things are going to fuck us up.
I also liked I am Malala and Born a Crime by Trevor Noah audiobooks. I'm enjoying the bio audiobooks and I like when they're read by the author too.
So, currently I've been reading
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin in tandem with Mark, it's my very first time with this series
The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch, which is the sixth book in the Rivers of London/Peter Grant series
Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone, second book in the Craft Sequence series
A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire. I've been going through a October Daye reread and have one more book after this before I'm into new Toby territory.
Anybody reading anything interesting lately?
Also more examples on how the Fulcrum is actually horrifying.
Anyway I just want good things for Damaya. She tries so hard.
-Okay so this is still second person, will it last the whole book? will we jump from second to third to first in this? what is the point of it?
-We get a little more details on Essun's life
-aside from Uche, she has a daughter! Who is missing! Is she with Jija? did she witness Uche's murder and ran away? how old is she? so she knows about her mother's...nature?
-also I guess Essun can control earth quakes or something? is that what orogene do??? what the hell
-also where is Essun from? is she even from this world? is she like rock boy from the prologue? is she descended from them or something like them?
-Lerna here is proving himself a good friend, making sure Essun completes basic needs like eating and sleep while she's in the numb part of her grief
-Lerna is also not a bigoted asshole