Books That Burn

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

Series 8, Episode 2: Shatterglass - Tamora Pierce

February 22nd, 2021

This fortnight we’re discussing “Shatterglass” by Tamora Pierce. This is the fourth book in The Circle Opens quartet, part of the Emelan series. This series features four main characters and this time we're focusing on Tris. We're joined by Anna and MJ, the hosts of The Circle of Friendship Podcast where they discuss all things Emelan. 

Book TW for child neglect, child abuse, ptsd, violence, parental death (not depicted). 

Topic 1: Glaki, Yali, and Iralima (abandonment). Begins at (0:50), CW for parental death, child abandonment. 

Topic 2: Kethlun (KETH-luhn) - Near-death and disability. Begins at (15:05), CW for ptsd, cptsd, murder mention, near death experience, physical disability. 

Topic 3: Tris - Powerlessness. Begins at (28:25), CW for plague, epidemic, Covid-19 mention, serial murder, helplessness, assault. 

Promo for The Derek Duvall Show; Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (41:17). 

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Series 8, Episode 1: Daja’s Book - Tamora Pierce

February 8th, 2021

This fortnight we’re discussing “Daja's Book” by Tamora Pierce. This is the third book in The Circle of Magic quartet, part of the Emelan series. This series features four main characters and this time we're focusing on Daja. We're joined by Anna and MJ, the hosts of The Circle of Friendship Podcast where they discuss all things Emelan. 

Book TW for child abuse (not depicted), death. 

Topic 1: Frostpine - Child Abuse. Begins at (1:30), CW for ostracization, child enslavement, child abuse, abandonment, PTSD. 

Topic 2: Polyam - Disability. Begins at (17:15), CW for Description of physical injuries, ostracization, victim-blaming (disaster survivor), PTSD. 

Topic 3: Daja - Ostracization. Begins at (38:35), CW for Ostracization, bullying, queerphobia. 

Promo for Midwest Meltdown; Spoiler-free wrap-up and ratings: Begins at (58:08). 

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