Even Though I Knew the End

Even Though I Knew the EndEven Though I Knew the End by CL Polk
Published by Tordotcom on November 8, 2022
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover
Also by this author: The Midnight Bargain

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About Even Though I Knew the End

An exiled augur who sold her soul to save her brother’s life is offered one last job before serving an eternity in hell. When she turns it down, her client sweetens the pot by offering up the one payment she can’t resist―the chance to have a future where she grows old with the woman she loves.

My thoughts about Even Though I Knew the End

This slender volume packs a ginormous punch right to the heart. It’s a historical mystery with an intense noir vibe with all of the family feels and a queer love story. This sounds like a lot for a novella but CL Polk is an amazing storyteller who weaves those strands together into a story you can’t stop reading.

  • Sapphic love story
  • Queer culture
  • Magic
  • Ritual sacrifice
  • Dapper ladies in suits
  • Dark noir vibes
  • Femme fatale
  • Secret societies
  • Deal with the devil
  • Angels

In closing

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About CL Polk

C. L. Polk (she/her/they/them) is the author of the World Fantasy Award-winning debut novel Witchmark, the first novel of the Kingston Cycle.

Ms. Polk lives near the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta, in a tiny apartment with too many books and a yarn stash that could last a decade. She rides a green bicycle with a basket on the front.

She drinks good coffee because life is too short. She spends too much time on twitter.

Ms. Polk is represented by Caitlin McDonald of the Donald Maass

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