Hey friends,

This book (besides being a fun, kickass action-fantasy epic) has central themes of processing sexual trauma and transcending heteronormative patriarchal oppression. It includes explicit scenes of harassment, misgendering, abuse, and sexual and physical assault that many readers may find upsetting.

For us, the writing of this book was an empowering and literally transformative experience, as we hope it will be for our readers. That said, we realize some scenes may be too overwhelming for some folks where they’re at in their healing journeys. If you feel at risk of being retraumatized by scenes of harassment, abuse and assault, we encourage you to make use of the content warnings linked at the beginning of each chapter. (If the content of a particular chapter sounds potentially overwhelming for you, but you’d still like to continue the story, please feel free to reach out to us via email if you’re comfortable doing so, and we’ll share a summary of the chapter you’d like to skip so you won’t miss out on any important plot points. We’re also always available for conversations to process and contextualize the dark subjects we deal with in our stories.)

In general, please make whatever choices feel right for you, and read with mindfulness and caution—or not at all, if that’s what’s best for you at this time. (We promise we won’t take it personally.)

For those who do undertake the passage, we hope you’ll use this story like we did—to see and better love yourself.

Solidarity,

Mabel & Em ✨