If Episode 8 was the easiest one of the season to write, Episode 10 was the hardest.
Magic is real, and hungry—trapped in ancient texts and artifacts, only a few who discover it survive to fight back. Detective Sal Brooks is a survivor. Freshly awake to just what dangers are lurking, she joins a Vatican-backed black-ops anti-magic squad: Team Three of the Societas Librorum Occultorum. Together they stand between humanity and magical apocalypse. Some call them the Bookburners. They don’t like the label.
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Like a a pebble that starts the avalanche, the Network plays its hand in a move more terrifying in its scope than the Bookburners ever thought possible – at a time when Team Three is more fractured than ever before.
On one hand, “The Village” is the most TV-esque episode I’ve ever written for Bookburners. Yet, what makes the episode really work is a device that is nearly impossible to pull off in television or film.
Desperate for information, the Society turns to the mysterious Network for help–using Liam as bait.
Let's celebrate the end of our #ColdWitch research journey with a very special Bookburners crossover edition of Cold Witch History Lessons. Let's take a look into the Codex Gigas, also known as the Czechoslovakian Devil's Bible.
A fixed Orb and a lead on Team Four sends Sal and the gang on a truly mind-bending manhunt.
Borders are much on my mind – as well as the question of who’s allowed through them, when, how, and what they get called once they’re on the other side. Writing fantasy – where I can decant my anger into beings of living flame – is what allows me to approach topics I find otherwise paralysing.
A fiery mystery leads the team to Canada where they learn about more than just the contentious fishing industry of Manitoba.
Let me spread to you the good word of Six Flying Dragons, my new obsession-slash-fandom. It's all of the personal drama and spine-shivers of "Wow, this really happened," except that, for me, it opened up realms of compelling history that I'd never heard a whisper about before.
It’s hard, coming home. Hard for different reasons, mind, depending on who’s homecoming and why. Coming home means asking yourself why you left. Coming home means accepting that the place you left doesn’t exist any more...and sometimes, coming home means fighting monsters.
Liam and Grace travel to Shanghai to investigate a lead on the Orb – and hopefully their own pasts.
Hera-at-home: getting to know the mysterious Maitresse!