October 30th, 2019

mourning

The Bone Witch

Just finished "The Bone Witch" by Rin Chupeco. The story, from the beginning, switches back and forth between the main story of Tia becoming a bone witch and an asha (like a priestess, but also an entertainer and statesperson) and the present, where she's apparently gone dark and is planning to lay waste to her former home for revenge, but she's not evil. She's got some kind of plan brewing, to improve life for the people once those in power are dead. It's an engaging style, and the whole time I was reading it, I yearned to know what had happened that made her go dark. There are some hints of it in the story, of her chafing at the stupid traditions of the world she lives in and the way those traditions cost lives, but I just got to the end of the book and we still haven't found out. There's more to the back story that I'm going to have to read the next book to find out about. And you can bet your arse I'm gonna do that ASAP!

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