Books That Burn: Adult Fiction

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Creation Date March 29th, 2020
Updated Date Updated July 2nd, 2020
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Episodes of Books That Burn which discuss non-YA novels.
  1. Stand-Alone

  2. This fortnight we bring you our discussion of "In Fury Born", a stand-alone book by David Weber. You may know the second half of this book as "Path of the Fury". "In Fury Born" adds a book-length prequel and edits some sections of the original text. Our discussion covers the expanded and edited book. Entire book: TW for descriptions of combat and violence. Topic 1: Character Descriptions. Begins at (1:30), CW for character death, explicit wounds mentioned, mention of funerals, military life descriptions. Topic 2: Massacre. Begins at (13:30), CW for character death, slaughter, massacre, loss of close friends, physical combat, military life descriptions, loss of family members. Topic 3: Betrayal. Begins at (25:15), CW for death, betrayal, PTSD. Spoiler-free recap and ratings: Begins at (36:40). --- Read the transcript here. 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. 
  1. The Deed of Paksenarrion

  2. This fortnight we bring you “The Sheepfarmer's Daughter”, book one of "The Deed Of Paksenarrion" trilogy by Elizabeth Moon. Topic 1: Cal - Torture and Castration. Begins at (1:30), CW for castration, torture, description of genitals. Topic 2: Paksenarrion - Survivor's Guilt. Begins at (14:15), CW for loss, helplessness, death, guilt, abandonment, survivor's guilt, discussion of sex. Topic 3: Paksenarrion - Sexual Assault/Physical Assault. Begins at (26:00), CW for physical assault, attempted sexual assault, descriptions of physical and sexual injuries, drugging. TW for discussion of rape and sexual assault, physical injuries. Spoiler-free recap and ratings: Begins at (43:00). ---Read the transcript here. 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. 
  3. This fortnight we bring you “Divided Allegiance”, book two of "The Deed Of Paksenarrion" trilogy by Elizabeth Moon. Topic 1: Socks - Physical abuse. Begins at (0:50), CW for animal abuse, magical compulsion, description of scars. Topic 2: Paksenarrion - Gaslighting and forced combat. Begins at (16:52), CW for graphic violence, religious mentions, magical coercion via food/drink. Topic 3: Paksenarrion - Dismissal of autonomy. Begins at (29:20), CW for magical surgery, loss of control, dismissal of autonomy, violation of trust, description of loss of limb, descriptions of lack of supportive care. Spoiler-free recap and ratings: Begins at (38:35). --- 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. 
  4. This fortnight we bring you “Oath of Gold”, book three of "The Deed Of Paksenarrion" trilogy by Elizabeth Moon. Topic 1: Duke Phelan - Loss of Identity. Begins at (0:50), CW for loss of identity, death. Topic 2: Paksenarrion - Physical Torture. Begins at (14:30), CW for physical torture, emotional torture, sexual assault, graphic descriptions and discussion. Topic 3: Paksenarrion - Coercion. Begins at (27:45), CW for physical torture, emotional torture, sexual assault, graphic descriptions and discussion, discussion of coercion, discussion of consent. Spoiler-free recap and ratings: Begins at (38:30). --- 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. 
  1. The Inheritance Trilogy

  2. This fortnight we bring you “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms”, book one of "The Inheritance Trilogy" by N. K. Jemisin. This book contains frank and intimate portrayals of sex and sexuality, usually but not only between gods. Topic 1: Enslavement and Constraint. Begins at (1:30), CW for enslavement, incest mention, "one drop rule" mention, torture, death, description of magical disembowelment, visceral description of physical torture. Topic 2: Yeine - Ostracization, Isolation. Begins at (24:00), CW for ostracization, death, abandonment. Topic 3: Yeine - Atmosphere of Cruelty. Begins at (34:45), CW for description of physical magical disembowelment, animal cruelty example, murder. Spoiler-free recap and ratings: Begins at (46:00). --- If you'd like to make a monthly donation, please check us out on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/booksthatburn). You can check out Robin's written review of the book at Reviews That Burn. Music provided by HeartBeatArt and is used with permission. 
  3. This fortnight we're discussing "The Broken Kingdoms", book two of "The Inheritance Trilogy" by N. K. Jemisin. This book contains frank and intimate portrayals of sex and sexuality. Book TW for body horror, massacre, genocide. Topic 1: Shiny - Suicidal Tendencies. Begins at (0:50), CW for suicide, self-harm, mention of cutting, death, murder. Topic 2: Oree - Kidnapping. Begins at (12:08), CW for kidnapping, ableism, indoctrination, threat of murder, loss of autonomy. Topic 3: Oree - Guilt / Body as a weapon. Begins at (25:03), CW for weapons, mention of sex, death, loss of autonomy, guilt. Spoiler-free recap and ratings: Begins at (39:07). --- If you'd like to make a monthly donation, please check us out on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/booksthatburn). You can check out Robin's written review of the book at Reviews That Burn. Music provided by HeartBeatArt and is used with permission. 

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