The Shinigami priestess always dined with her querents before a divination; it gave her a read on their character, which made the connection easier to make and sustain. Yet even as she supped with her current querent, she already foresaw the doom that hovered over him.
Kindling
Abby O. Akoto
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Love this opening feel of mythology and history. “Current querent” indeed. Feels like we who read it are querents too.

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