Many works of speculative fiction present contemporary readers with repressive, authoritarian, misogynist, racist, or simply hierarchical societies. Our main guide through the restrictive, patriarchal structures of Throne, however, at times feels less like a character in a fantasy novel, and more like a fantasy herself.
In 2018 Rosarium Publishing passed a milestone of five years in publishing, a remarkable accomplishment in this competitive industry, and Sunspot Jungle is an anniversary gift from the small press to itself
"A Tale Of Truths was inspired by the European Baroque and Rococo eras, and thus a very stratified society seemed appropriate, with a little bit of class conflict. I was also inspired by the Japanese Heian and Feudal era, which had maybe even more minutely stratified societies than 1600s Europe."
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