May 31, 2020


The Empress of Salt and Fortune is a tiny book that packs a big punch. Chih the cleric (they/them) and Almost Brilliant (a hoopoe bird) travel the country carefully collecting and cataloging stories and memories. Here, they listen to Rabbit, a former handmaiden of the royal court, recount the days and years she spent by the side of the now-dead Empress, who had been sent from her home in the north for a marriage of political alliance in the south, and then was quickly cast aside and exiled. As...

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