Set in a lush fantasy world inspired by various Asian cultures and mythologies, this silkpunk novella excels at using the macro to explore the micro. While the plot is steeped in a grandiose backdrop of imperial power, magical “slackcraft”, and brewing rebellion, the heart of the story focuses on a pair of twins and their coming-of-age. Born as political pawns, the siblings’ bond is challenged when one becomes the clairvoyant “Prophet”. As they each endeavor to find their role within fortune’s designs, they must also come to terms with their own identities and changing relationship with one another.
The Black Tides of Heaven - J Y Yang