A review by lapis
Ruinsong, by Julia Ember

dark emotional hopeful sad medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This was just what the doctor ordered: queer fantasy.

It takes you into a really interesting world, where a revolution occurred some years back, and now the nobility are openly-reviled by the ruler.

There's also a song-magician class of people who are more open to the changing norms. Poly-relationships are referred to, most characters in this book are under the queer umbrella (which is why I don't mind that the villain is queer, because there is so much representation). 

There was so much world-building that I'm really hoping for more in this world. 

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