c/w gore, loss of identity, body horror (ghosts)
“As we lay entangled, fingers on each other’s throats, the roots and tendrils of something new grew around us.”
c/w intense peril, kettling, implied death
“From Crown’s Ait, three columns of nim Shif soldiers marched on us, followed by Ministers and the Lanterns and the fucking Swifts. And at their head Valour and Vigor themselves, armour gleaming and spears in hand, come to remove the last bit of grit from the shine of their ambition.
The second siege of Tail’s End were upon us and we welcomed it.”
c/w mindreading, manipulation, surveillance, betrayal, break-ups
“But then our triumph broke, torn asunder not by those whose noses we’d bloodied to build it, but those who’d helped us fight for it. Boctive Deign, Xenarus Crow. They’d always held fear in their hearts. That fear would poison our fragile course.”