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  1. Public Bookmark 60

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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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    06 Jun 2017

  2. Public Bookmark 67

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    An overheard conversation changes everything. Histories, mysteries, romance, and a dive or two into the soup.

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    27 May 2017

  3. Public Bookmark 46

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    It’s been a good month. Xavier hasn’t been in a rush, and he hasn’t been waking up still drunk, and he only smokes half a pack a day now. He’s— he’s been enjoying himself. He’s been enjoying them.

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    01 May 2017

  4. Public Bookmark 15

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    Nath smells like whiskey and the lake when Jack pulls him up out of the water, onto the dock, and into his arms.

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    01 Mar 2017

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    Narcissa Malfoy and Amarantha Greengrass just want what’s best for their children. But since it’s 1899, their children are 32 and 27 respectively, and sundry magical and Muggle crises are erupting across Europe, the chances of their plans progressing smoothly are close to zero.

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    26 Jan 2017