Flame, Pearl, Mother, Autumn, Virgin, Sword, Kiss, Blood, Heart, and Grave

Flame, Pearl, Mother, Autumn, Virgin, Sword, Kiss, Blood, Heart, and Grave

Woman Lead, Fantasy, Offbeat

Once, in a walled country that was neither Poland nor Hungary nor Serbia nor Romania, all the children of nobility were born strange and malformed. But one girl more than most.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Surreal fantasy, offbeat world-building, unusual storytelling style

Written by Catherynne Valente. Narrated by Samantha Desz.

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A girl is born with a tower in place of her torso. Her name is Vnuk.

Apr 30, 202119m
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A diabolist comes to examine Vnuk. He asks her: What is the name of the devil?

May 7, 202122m
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The diabolist continues his examination. In return, Vnuk asks to be taught everything he knows.

May 14, 202126m
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4

Ispan, the crown prince who was born a corpse, visits Vnuk and they talk about love.

May 21, 202113m
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Ispan meets a demon and makes a bargain. Vnuk answers the diabolist’s question.

May 28, 202113m
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