Books That Burn

A book review podcast where we discuss how authors treat and traumatize their characters.

Series 4, Episode 2: Divided Allegiance - Elizabeth Moon

April 20th, 2020

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 wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (38:35). 

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Trailer - Everything Is Awesome Podcast

April 15th, 2020

Robin was a guest on the Everything Is Awesome podcast hosted by Jeff Richardson. Please enjoy this promo for the new season, with a teaser of Robin and Jeff's conversation. 

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Series 4, Episode 1: The Sheepfarmer’s Daughter - Elizabeth Moon

April 6th, 2020

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 wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (43:00). 

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