Book Review: The Archer by Shruti Swamy

The Archer is a coming-of-age novel set in 1960-70s Bombay and told through a protagonist who loves kathak. Released in 2021 by Algonquin Books!

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Book Review: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

The Poppy War is a story centred around war and the gruesome politics, violence, and dark themes that come along with it. Set during the Second Sino-Japanese War, it takes opium as a source to possess shamanic powers to consequently, destroy in order to save. The themes of lost humanity, gore violence, calling Gods, and doing too many wrong things while aiming for what’s right can quickly turn dark, but I’m all here for such exploration so this is easily one of my favourite fantasy books ever!

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