July 2021: Never Enough

Posted on May 31 2021

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Our July theme is Never Enough! This theme is dedicated to those characters who always want more. More power, more answers, more victories, more adventure. And they will do whatever it takes to achieve their goal.

A girl, trained as a monk after stealing her brother’s identity and fated greatness, joins the rebellion against China’s Mongol rule. An enslaved eunuch general, fighting for the Mongols but loyal only to his commanding officer, is destructively merciless. Their two fates become intertwined as they battle to achieve their goals at the expense of each other. This is a truly glorious epic fantasy, and we were awed by the incredible scope of the storytelling and the authenticity of the many flawed characters. It’s truly not one to be missed!

Our July book features all exclusive: cover, foil embossing on the hardback, reverse dust jacket art by @glassbearer, stencilled edges! The book features a digital signature as well as a signed bookplate. As always, both the full box and book only option come with the matching pin designed by Stacey McEvoy-Caunt!

Our items this month are inspired by The Poppy War, Red Rising, A Darker Shade of Magic, Descendant of the Crane and The Picture of Dorian Gray! The next @rosiethorns88 mug is in this box!

The book at a glance

  • Adult epic fantasy, first in a duology
  • All exclusive: cover, foil embossing on the hardback, art on the reverse of the dust jacket by @glassbearer and stencilled edges
  • Chinese and Mongol characters & setting by Chinese author, genderqueer main characters, queer relationships

Content warnings (from the author’s GoodReads review)

  • Dysphoria
  • Pre-existing non-consensual castration
  • Misgendering
  • Internalised homophobia
  • Life-altering injury (amputation)
  • Ableist language
  • Non-graphic depictions of death by torture
  • Major character death
  • Offscreen murder of a child
  • Scenes depicting extreme hunger/starvation
  • Graphic depiction of a person burning to death