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Books: Summer in Orcus, by T. Kingfisher

Did you read Narnia as an adult and yell at the characters for being wrong? Did you read Alice in Wonderland and then go back and read it out loud? Do you wonder why werewolves are people turning into wolves and not wolves turning into something else?

Summer in Orcus is a serialized free novel posted by T. Kingfisher on the Red Wombat Studio website. An overly sheltered girl with a bright spirit and big heart ends up trying in a small way to right some big wrongs. And most of the time, each effort just leads to another effort.

I cried. I have no shame in saying so. I cried more than once, suffering a little girl's heartbreak that no world is free of wrong. I cried at the author's afterward, that someone so talented would have such doubt of her own work. And I was happy to have read this story, where good hearts do not have to have smart heads, and where even little efforts matter regardless of outcomes.
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