Sesskia’s Diary, part 130

28 Coloine I don’t know how I’d make sense of things if I didn’t have these books to lay it all out on paper. Would I remember everything differently? Or start misremembering? On days like today, though, what I’m most grateful for is how writing forces me to look at events…not dispassionately, or critically, but…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 130

Sesskia’s Diary, part 129

27 Coloine We came out of the forest mid-afternoon and turned north to follow the foothills. That was a shock. This part of Balaen is, or was, all forest—it doesn’t even have a name, just The Forest. But now there are low hills covered in scrub interspersed with the trees, and the weird thing is…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 129

Sesskia’s Diary, part 128

26 Coloine Less cheerful today as the aftereffects of our infiltration of the God-Empress’s camp sank in. We did a lot of walking, and talked about pouvrin on the way, but mostly went in silence. I’m starting to see relations between pouvrin—not between his and mine, but between my own, specifically the concealment pouvra and…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 128

Burning Bright available for preorder!

You can get it here. For now, BURNING BRIGHT will only be available through Amazon, but if you’re interested in getting it for a different format, contact me and I’ll see what I can do. No preorders for print, alas, but it should be available on release day, August 15.

Sesskia’s Diary, part 127

25 Coloine It shouldn’t have worked. I think the true God is watching over us, because there were so many places where the plan should have failed, and luck saved us. The first part of the plan involved stealing uniforms. This was harder than it should have been because Jeddan is just so damned big.…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 127

Sesskia’s Diary, part 126

24 Coloine, noonish I didn’t get very far scouting the army this morning. For one, Jeddan wasn’t happy about being left behind, even though he had to agree I’d move faster if I didn’t have to hold his hand to conceal him. For another, there are still a lot of people in the camp even…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 126