Episode 46 - Zarsthor's Bane by Andre Norton

61 minutes

No real content warnings this week except for one off-hand misogynistic statement by a single character! There IS a weird scene that could be interpreted as being uh...dendrophilic, but unless you're really freaked out by a little tree kissing there's nothing too off-putting in this episode.

We partake in some mystical bright bud and wander into the trippy wastelands with Brixia and Uta, the adventuring companions at the center of this fantasy novel plucked from a random cart of old sci fi/fantasy books for $1.00 at Amoeba Records. Can wrongly interpreted illustrations, sudden slut shaming, and hand-wavey plot points mar our journey with Brixia?

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Not really! It was good! This book wasn't terrible! We want to read the other books in this series now. Thanks, Andre Norton.

While we were quite relieved to read something for the show that we both really enjoyed, listeners may not find this episode as entertaining as a result. We had very little criticism for this story, and we even enjoyed most of the art, though we do talk a bit about how the art was sort of inconsistent. Make sure to check our Instagram for some of the images from the book.

If you're into cat sidekicks and fantasy ladies who aren't just talking bikinis, check out this book!

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