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Do You See What I See?

Violet Made of Thorns

By Gina Chen  

5 Aug, 2022

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Gina Chen’s 2022 Violet Made of Thorns is a secondary-world fantasy novel. 

Gifted with the ability to see the future, Violet parlayed her ability into enhanced social status by rescuing Auveny’s Prince Cyrus from certain death. The former street urchin became first a Seer in training, then (on the death of her predecessor, Sighted Mistress Felicita), Court Seer for the Kingdom of Auveny. It’s all luxurious towers, comfy pillows, and bonbons for Violet from now on. 

A perfect life — except for the politics.

And except for the certain doom bearing down on the kingdom and on Violet.

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