I picked this up after Dorian appeared on my Twitter feed as a horror and videogame nerd after my own heart.
The first chapter is a story all its own, more of "By the way, you should know about this AWESOME backstory" than as a part of the remaining work. On the whole, it fits very well as an introduction to the quirky writing style and delightful occult/conspiracy knowledge and lore contained within this book.
The band of characters feel real, and their struggles are deeply entwined with the emotional and mental baggage which comes from being LGBTQ+ in this world. The nuance of the language and unique personalities of the characters lend weight and credence to the fantastic, horrific, and terrible events which befall our protagonists.
The strength and resolve of each character (my favorite is Veronika) is deeply rooted in the shared experiences of being queer in a world which demands conformity.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3397 KB
- Print Length: 248 pages
- Publisher: Manifold Press (1 February 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N2YPRN7
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 7 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,532,603 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)