Spear Cuts Through Water

A Novel

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Simon Jimenez: Spear Cuts Through Water (2022, Random House Worlds)

English language

Published July 23, 2022 by Random House Worlds.

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5 stars (3 reviews)

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Great queer escapism

5 stars

Jimenez does a phenomenal job at using an unusual mixed narration style (1st person plural, 2nd person singular, 3rd person limited) to draw the reader into a pan-Asian high fantasy depicting the fall of an empire tied to a queer romance and a family's legacy. Beautiful and immersive descriptions, easy to read, and captivating from beginning to end. Content warnings for depictions/descriptions of ableism, violence, gore, and incest.

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