Days after the Boundary falls, six strangers converge in a one-horse town, all of them on the run. Some from the past, some avoiding the future.
When men from Shine Company arrive to reclaim their own, these desperate travelers have to decide if they stand with the law, or against it.
Men pull the trigger and blood spills.
Fate pulls the strings and everybody dances.
I had been putting off reading this book because I wasn’t in a mental state that could handle my soul being obliterated. I was kidding myself into believing there is ever a safe time to read one of Sarah’s books.
This poetic stream of heartbreak and loss is fed to us so beautifully you can’t help but say ‘can I have some more, please?’ while your emotions are screaming in protest.
It is a novella, but don’t let the size fool you. Every word is purposeful, and tells a story of the aftermath of the events in Of Honey and Wildfires. So many times we don’t get to see how characters cope with a pivotal climax, and the second book will jump ahead, past the hard truths of loss and the facts of how one tries to recover from it. But this book doesn’t shy away from that raw emotion. It’s beautiful yet horrifying.
There are many journeys happening, all traumatic, but none without hope. Because once everything is taken from us, there is always hope.
Notes: LGBT. Triggers: Abuse, death, loss.