The Troubled Ones are ready to attack again and those in different realms scramble to respond to the danger.
In this week’s chapters, Reggie comes to grips with his imprisonment, Apa’ii determines how to handle prisoners, and the USGS tries another approach while mourning the deaths of Andy and Sally.
Chapters 33 and 34 get intense as the war with the humans gets real in unsettling ways.
Long read (7800 words)! Chapters 29-32 show discord and worry on one side and adventure on the other. Surprises wait.
Chapters 26-28 take us from the first major battle between realms to an unexpected move by the troubled ones.
In Chapters 23-25, the Hantu Air become united against the Nawa’ Diyo, the US military gets involved in exploring the new landmass, and the exiled magicians decide whether to cooperate with Apa’ii and Belinda.
This entry contains Chapters 19-22. The war ramps up as strategies are planned and humans begin to discover that they’re not alone.
What if we choose to not return to the old normal? We have an opportunity to better our world, but will we?
Being creative and maintaining that creativity raises a lot of questions and doubts and the fear that we’re all going mad.
Rhetoric is irrelevant; climate change now threatens everything, eliminating the opportunity for a measured response. Note: I realize that since we’ve spent 20 weeks with the novel there…