Books That Burn: The Old Kingdom

A curated episode list by Booksthatburn
Creation Date November 25th, 2019
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Series one of Books That Burn covers The Old Kingdom by Garth Nix, check our our complete series of episodes here.
Series 1, Episode 1: Sabriel - Garth Nix
Our first episode is about the book Sabriel, book one in the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. Topic 1: Touchstone's PTSD and loss. Begins at (1:30), CW for loss (family, culture, identity), PTSD, mocking nickname, death, ritual sacrifice. Topic 2: Sabriel dealing with human death. Begins at (11:25), CW for death, loss of family member, animal death, swearing/language. Topic 3: Sabriel dealing with the loss of her father. Begins at (20:06), CW for death of a parent, grief, denial of loss. Spoiler-free recap and ratings: Begins at (32:20). --- If you'd like to make a monthly donation, please check us out on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/booksthatburn). Music provided by HeartBeatArt and is used with permission. 
Series 1, Episode 2: Lirael - Garth Nix
Our second episode is about the book Lirael, book two in the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. Topic 1: Mr. Cochrane and dealing with existential horror. Begins at (0:45), CW for death, violence, mention of psychotic break. Topic 2: Lirael and parental abandonment. Begins at (14:35), CW for death, parental loss, abandonment, loss of identity. Topic 3: Lirael and depression/suicidal tendencies. Begins at (22:02), CW for death, abandonment, implicated suicide attempts, TW for suicidal ideation. Spoiler-free recap and ratings: Begins at (38:17). --- If you'd like to make a monthly donation, please check us out on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/booksthatburn). Music provided by HeartBeatArt and is used with permission. 
Series 1, Episode 3: Abhorsen - Garth Nix
Our third episode is about the book Abhorsen, book three in the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. Topic 1: Nick and kidnapping/gaslighting. Begins at (0:55), CW for death, violence, mention of psychotic break. Topic 2: Sam as a Wallmaker. Begins at (11:58), CW for death, discussion of queer/closeted trauma, mention of queerbaiting, mention of whitewashing. Topic 3: Sam and fear of Death. Begins at (25:34), CW for death, PTSD, physical trauma, confronting an abuser. Spoiler-free recap and ratings: Begins at (34:11). --- If you'd like to make a monthly donation, please check us out on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/booksthatburn). Music provided by HeartBeatArt and is used with permission. 
Series 1, Episode 4: Clariel - Garth Nix
Our fourth episode is about the book Clariel, book four in the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. The story is set before Sabriel, but it should be read as book four because the narration speaks of events in the first three books. Topic 1: Aziminil. Begins at (0:59), CW for mentions of slavery. Topic 2: Clariel being abandoned and generally neglected. Begins at (16:00), CW for death, abandonment, parental abuse, and dismissal of autonomy/agency. Topic 3: Clariel being pursued against her will. Begins at (25:20), CW for imprisonment, abandonment, and discussion of parental neglect/abuse/death. Spoiler-free recap and ratings: Begins at (38:00). --- If you'd like to make a monthly donation, please check us out on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/booksthatburn). Music provided by HeartBeatArt and is used with permission. 
Series 1, Episode 5: Goldenhand - Garth Nix
Our fifth episode is about the book Goldenhand, book five in the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. [Topic 1: Mogget, free will. No audio for the minor character spotlight this week, due to insurmountable audio issues. The ratings for this topic remain in the wrap-up.] Topic 2: Ferin, physical suffering. Begins at (1:34), CW for physical suffering, broken bones, description of injuries. Topic 3: Ferin, death. Begins at (10:45), CW for death. Spoiler-free recap and ratings: Begins at (18:00). --- If you'd like to make a monthly donation, please check us out on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/booksthatburn). Music provided by HeartBeatArt and is used with permission. 
Series 1, Minisode 1: Mogget in The Old Kingdom
Our full episode of Goldenhand had a missing segment due to some audio issues, here we present to you a re-recorded version of that discussion. We took the opportunity to have a more in-depth conversation about Mogget that spans the entire Old Kingdom series. This minisode is full of spoilers for the entire Old Kingdom series and does not have a spoiler-free section. CW for slavery, brainwashing. --- If you'd like to make a monthly donation, please check us out on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/booksthatburn). Music provided by HeartBeatArt and is used with permission. 

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