The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Beautifully written fantasy with a great core. As it is written, it is a love story between the moon and the water, but really, we get a god-ridden spear and its protectors on a long, beautiful quest.
It has a very mythic Chinese feel, full of Empire, backstabbing, great fantasy elements including telepathy, mythic beasts, and the restless dead. It is also a LGBTQ tale, but more than anything it's a pretty great fantasy. I loved the journey, the gods, the whole worldbuilding of the royals, but it is the descriptions, the details, that shine the most.
Well worth the read. Perfect for epic fantasy enthusiasts and myth-lovers.
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