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  1. Public Bookmark 47

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    Grandmother ruled Gir Niajra, and always had.

    Jummai felt certain this was so, mostly because it was impossible to imagine otherwise: anyone, anyone at all, seated so comfortably on that great golden throne except Grandmother? Anyone who could look or speak with such authority, to whom so many great and worthy people bowed down? No—only Grandmother. It had always been Grandmother, and it always would be.

    Then Grandmother died; and there was a war.

    (Or: Jummai is a princess without a throne—but she has no intention of leaving to others what is rightfully hers. She needs a wife with an army, and gets one; but her wife seems impervious to her tactical charm, she keeps making mistakes, and her cousin still wants her dead.)

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    In which a ship and her girl confront the meaning of family.

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    9 Jan 2017

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    “So this is where my husband gets that dreadful coffee,” she says, coming up to the counter, head angled to read the menu on the blackboard. Her voice is low and quiet, like she’s talking to herself.

    “We also have tea,” Therese says. “And pastries.”

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    After Nathan is dead and Caleb is caged, Ava starts taking stock of her situation. What is she, without a god, without a master? A woman, perhaps.

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    Their marriage has changed a lot, but the magic is still there.

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