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FEATURED: JANUARY 15, 2021

Rage Against the Dying of the Light by Elizabeth Rubio

Fantasy religion queer second world

“The headache began at dinner, no more than a pinprick of pain behind my eyes. I tried to dismiss it as an effect of the wine, but of course my body was having none of it.”

The gods struck a bargain: one person known as The Light will suffer, and in return, the local townspeople will enjoy a host of minor miracles and blessings. Most see The Light as a means to an end. But one, known as the Flamekeeper, sees her as far more than that.

Author Elizabeth Rubio lives in Austin, Texas, and her work has appeared in Analog, Mythic, Little Blue Marble, and more.

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