I’ve been blown away by the quality of your writing and congratulate you on producing what feels like a polished piece of work. The layers of the story feel vast (species, realm, magic) and you obviously have a deep pool of complex ideas around each one but it feels like these have been brought together in such a cohesive manner as to not be overwhelming. The only part I still can’t get my head around and it makes me laugh is the image of the dervishes playing with toilet rolls.
I loved the Mask of the Gods story and am looking forward to the next one to see what happens as the story progresses! I enjoyed Karen’s writing style, it was easy to read and really engaging. The story was interesting and different.