The Starless Sea

Book • 2019 • Fantasy  

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This book contains 6 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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CormorantColors
There is a scene where the main character is in a false world where he is being told that he has a mental illness that causes him to have delusional episodes and that everything up to that point in the book is imagined.
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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flashratingswoooo
There are scenes where characters are shown to drink alcohol at a bar, and there is a later instance where a character is drunk.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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tardigrade
In addition to bee imagery throughout the book, there's a scene near the end that involves many actual bees.
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Assault
Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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flashratingswoooo
A character is said to have a collection of severed hands. Amputation (again of the hand) is also threatened, but never carried out. Additionally, though I'm not certain it would come under amputation, a character has a dress with ears on it. However, it is implied these aren't real.
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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amalgamiano
SPOILERS!
a character is found hanged (unconscious but not dead, though first unclarified). the method is described vaguely in 3 lines after other characters first see the silhouette of the "body".
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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flashratingswoooo
A main character falls a great distance and is temporarily assumed dead. We see them falling from both Zachary's POV and their own, but they are ultimately shown to land safely. However, this same fall kills another character they were falling with.
Two other characters (including Zachary) fall a great distance in an elevator, however they crash with minor injuries and survive.
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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amalgamiano
in "the girl and the feather", they are also harmless in the context of the story
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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flashratingswoooo
Although not self-inflicted, there are rituals involving branding the skin with an image (described) which could be triggering.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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flashratingswoooo
The protagonist is shown to be anxious and have a panic attack upon finding out some information (near the beginning of the book) in a bathroom. It's not extremely severe and he gets himself through it. His anxiety is mentioned by name once, by a character named Dorian.
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flashratingswoooo
Characters are mentioned to ride an elevator on several occasions, but it isn't framed claustrophobically.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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A female character (Mirabel) dresses up as Max from 'Where The Wild Things Are', although in a white dress. She is consistently referred to with she/her pronouns, although the protagonist gives her the nickname Max and refers to her with that name often. She doesn't ever show to dislike this, however.
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flashratingswoooo
*Spoilers* A black guy does die, but it isn't first or because he's black. He also *spoilers again* comes back to life.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Is there hate speech?
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flashratingswoooo
People in general aren't prejudiced in this book at all. There is no hate speech shown or described.
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flashratingswoooo
*Spoilers* One of the LGBT characters does die, however this isn't because he's LGBT. Him being gay is never met with any animosity throughout the book. He also *spoilers again* comes back to life later in the book.
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
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CormorantColors
There is one fade to black implication, but nothing explicit
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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flashratingswoooo
Though the ending is ultimately happy (bittersweet?), I genuinely wasn't sure it would be until the final pages.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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amalgamiano
bleeding from behind the ear is caused by a knife injury
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Does someone drown?
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CormorantColors
If I recall correctly yes, in honey not water.
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Is there gun violence?
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