I ended up calling Squirt Squid "Sword". I can't get past Sjurd *sigh*
I want to read this book for a long long time. Or at least another 2-3 hundred pages.
It had slowed down considerably towards the middle of the book, but it was never boring.
A great enemies-to-lovers progression.
The Islands are incredibly beautiful, the universe is begging to be explored more carefully and deeper, with added history.
I truly hope there is going to be more from ARD. Amazing work.
Reminded me of Kirby Crow's "The Peddler and the White Wolf" - not rushed, not sprinkled with sex or murder in every chapter, yet still wonderful in almost each and every way.
The original picture, that prompted the story .... very safe for work :)