Desdemona and the Deep by C.S.E. Cooney

Desdemona and the Deep

Dark Breakers

C.S.E. Cooney

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ adventurous medium-paced

222 pages | first published 2019

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Award-winning author C.S.E. Cooney indulges in luxurious, dizzying fantasyIn Desdemona and the Deep, the spoiled daughter of a rich mining family must retrieve the tithe of men her father promised to the world below. On the surface, her world is r...
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adventurous 92%
dark 46%
hopeful 46%
mysterious 30%
funny 23%
emotional 15%
lighthearted 15%
reflective 15%
challenging 7%
inspiring 7%


fast 53%
medium 46%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | No: 18% | It's complicated: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 83% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 72% | No: 18% | N/A: 9%

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