Monday, October 08, 2018

Reader's Diary #1925- Cassandra Khaw: These Deathless Bones

Cassandra Khaw's short story "These Deathless Bones" narrated by a witch bride of a king drew me in almost immediately with her rich voice and unique mythology. Then the story begins to switch gears and I was even more impressed.

At first it's clear that she's none too taken with the king's son, her stepson, but while he's presented as a petulant, spoiled brat, I wasn't entirely sure he was deserving of whatever she had in store. But slowly and methodically, the little prince's true character is revealed...

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