The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia

The Bruising of Qilwa

Naseem Jamnia

fiction fantasy adventurous challenging mysterious medium-paced

176 pages | first published 2022

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In this intricate fantasy novella, a nonbinary refugee practitioner of blood magic finds a strange disease that causes political rifts in their new homeland. Persian-American author Naseem Jamnia is a vital new voice who has crafted a gripping nar...
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Summary of 16 reviews

Moods

emotional 75%
adventurous 66%
mysterious 66%
dark 41%
challenging 16%
hopeful 16%
reflective 16%
tense 16%
inspiring 8%
lighthearted 8%
relaxing 8%

Pace

fast 50%
medium 30%
slow 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 44% | Plot: 44% | Character: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 22%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | No: 37% | It's complicated: 12%

Average rating

3.83

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