Of Blood And Light by Camilla Monk

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  • This is so awesome! Can’t wait to find out who the mystery woman is!!

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  • Loving it! I envision a very steampunk society in Thule. And I’m dying to know if it was River’s mother or Floe who just showed up!

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  • I find Uncle incredibly suspicious. I adore your descriptive writing and can’t wait for this book to come out!

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  • I am really enjoying the world building here. Thank you for sharing this,

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  • The story is swirling. I love the pace! Has a good rhythm. River is a very likeable heroine, makes the ride easy, she is a non-whiner.
    Hadrian. Wow. I adore it when we get a glimpse behind his dukey facade, i really like strong not too talkative or oversharing heroes.
    I can not wait to read the remaining chapters, so many things need to be solved. Thank you Camilla for the adventure, i am so into it!

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  • I am loving this story. The capybara is a cute little creature. I am utterly confused by the time element. I can’t wait for the next chapters. Thank you!

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    • Thank you so much, Signe! #16 will drop tomorrow morning. 🙂 And yes, I guess the point was to convey River’s disorientation from being in a world that doesn’t have 24h days, but maybe I made it too confusing…

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  • The depth of characters and fascinating story line are ON POINT.

    I am hoping to read more about the Paths, and other industries of Thule. Also curious about what a kitchen on Thule is like. It’s always fun to learn about how different cultures nourish themselves, and how their culinary traditions evolve.

    I wonder if there’s an underground, women-only fight culture, where women are free to not behave like ladies….

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    • Thank you! It was fun, indeed, to question everything, from the taste of food to language, and imagine how Thulites built their culture by borrowing from ours and mingling it with their own. There’s actually an underground social group of sorts that’s going to be introduced soon in the story, and which will become a central component of OBAL. 🙂

      I removed my notes from this version, and I wonder if I should add them back. The wine for example: Thulites make and drink wine the way ancient Romans did (thick, flavored with spices or aromatics, super sweet, and then cut with warm water like syrup.) This is something they inherited from leaving Earth shortly after the fall of the Roman Empire, and thus missing the meteoric rise of beer in occident as German and Saxon cultures took over.

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  • Camilla, really enjoying this so far. I only read a few snippets you posted on Yay Cupid a long time ago, so is fresh for me. It is going at a good pace and I’m glad you moved River on to grappling with her situation rather than running away early on. Looking forward to more!

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  • This is a fantastic story that sucked me in & held my attention throughout the story. I’ve been waiting to read more since it was originally published a while ago. So worth the wait! And thank you for the fantastic Christmas gift

    River seems to have adapted a bit more quickly to her new surroundings then I thought she would, but that makes sense if she’s been surrounded by strange things throughout her life. Maybe a bit more back story would help readers relate better to her actions.

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    • Thank you so much! I had a lot of hesitations about what to do with that one. If you read it on fiction press, I pulled it at chap 27 or 28 for that reason. So, you should be all caught up in 4 weeks (I’m currently polishing the chapters of the final act that weren’t published on FP.) And, I guess I meant to portray River as a problem solver, someone who takes things as they come and adapts to whatever new curveball life throws at her. But I’ll keep your comment in mind if I revise it for actual publication!

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