Rarely do I stumble across a book in my travels that I hadn’t heard of but in this case that is absolutely what happened. I was looking through book lists and read the opening lines to the synopsis of this book and was like WHOA!
Two transgender elders must learn to weave from Death itself in order to defeat an evil ruler—in the first full length tale set in R. B. Lemberg’s award-winning queer fantasy Birdverse universe
Wind: To match one’s body with one’s heart
Sand: To take the bearer where they wish
Song: In praise of the goddess Bird
Bone: To move unheard in the night
The Surun’ nomads do not speak of the master weaver, Benesret, who creates the cloth of bone for assassins in the Great Burri Desert. But aged Uiziya must find her aunt in order to learn the final weave, although the price for knowledge may be far too dear to pay.
Among the Khana in the springflower city of Iyar, women travel in caravans to trade, while men remain in the inner quarter, as scholars. A nameless man struggles to embody Khana masculinity, after many years of performing the life of a woman, trader, wife, and grandmother. As his past catches up, the man must choose between the life he dreamed of and Uiziya – while Uiziya must discover how to challenge the evil Ruler of Iyar, and to weave from deaths that matter.The Four Profound Weaves Synopsis
How am I supposed to ignore a synopsis like that? TRANS ELDERS DEFEATING EVIL VIA MYSTIC CRAFTS! This just all sounds absolutely stunning especially as we have a Non-Binary author. I really cannot wait to read it and have hunted it down on Net Galley and hope that I can get a review copy. If not it publishes the day after my birthday!
The Four Profound Weaves by R. B. Lemberg is set to release 14 September 2020 published by Tachyon Publications. You can pre-order your own copy at Booktopia, Tachyon Publications, or wherever you like to purchase books.