Harrow the Ninth

Book • 2020 • Sci-Fi  

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Does the dog die?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does a family member die?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Abandonment
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sweetestsapphic
Hard to say. Both of the leads are neglected throughout their childhood, and their parents die when they are young.
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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gobtooth
Harrow describes her parents in this book. They are neglectful. In the prior book, they encouraged her to commit suicide with them and tied her noose for her.
Gideon's mother intended to kill her and named her "Bomb"
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Is someone stalked?
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Kris
Main character is stalked by a man trying to kill her throughout the novel.
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banak
A leading commander is revealed to have started to had a releationship with the head of their enemy's forces shortly before the events of the first book, whilst both are aware of each other's identities. Upon finding out about a mission their partner has planned against the other side, one of them chases down and kills the other.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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banak
It is implied Harrow may have been neglected and overburdened to an extent that counts as abuse as a child. This would contexualise events of the previous book, Gideon the Ninth, as the abused becoming the abuser.
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Main character essentially gaslights herself, and the book gaslights the reader about the events of the previous novel.
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Is a child abused?
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References to child abuse near the end of the novel, and a particularly graphic fight between two children.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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There is a scene where everyone at a dinner party get quite intoxicated.
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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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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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet 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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umbravas
Yes. The ship is attacked by Heralds, which are bug-like alien creatures.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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banak
A character is made to be unable to move by messing with their nervous system in a way that is analogous to the description for this question.

A character attempts to kill another character via sneaking a substance into food.
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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a character is forcibly paralyzed and put into a chair
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Kris
A girl is stalked and attacked by a man while naked in the bath. Although no sexual assault takes place, the entire fight happens while she is nude and she is clearly traumatized by the event. Can still be triggering.
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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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moonlitdaydreams
Several characters unknowingly consume human bone marrow
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Is someone crushed to death?
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celo
Almost, but they are saved last minute
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Kris
Novel ends with a character climbing into a tomb and essentially burying herself, but it's debatable if she is still completely alive.
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Is there body horror?
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Onedeadkitty
There are too many instances of body horror to go into detail but if you don’t like body horror just avoid this whole series. Cause there’s lots of it.
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Is there amputation?
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A main character deals with her amputated arm throughout the novel.
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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TheJo
References to previous event. Not contemporaneous with narrative.
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Anonymous
Beginning of chapter four. Very descriptive
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Kris
During a fight, a character has her teeth knocked out.
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Varanidae
The main character passes out frequently throughout the book.
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Kris
Numerous times. Breaking bones are described vividly. Bones are a core aspect of the series.
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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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Kris
Implied torture in Harrow the Ninth. Referenced torture in the short story that comes with the novel As Yet Unsent.
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No, but a character fantasises about pushing someone down some in moderate detail.
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Non-graphic scene of two characters falling to their deaths. No bodies are ever described and the scene is so vague that the witness doubts it ever happened.
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Onedeadkitty
Our protagonist mutilates a man’s eyes out of self defense.
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Is someone stabbed?
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Kris
Death and fight scenes are described in detail. A character uses flesh and meat as part of her powers and details of that are quite vivid.
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Children
Does a kid die?
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TheJo
References to previous time when a couple hundred children were killed in a mass murder event. Not contemporaneous with narrative.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
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banak
Yes, a character tries to sacrifice body and mind to save another character.

The lyctorial processes' sacrifice is a major theme.

Bodies from the sacrifice of to make Harrow a necromancer are seen as part of an illusion, and this sacrifice is discussed in conversation.
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Does a major character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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celo
A character is shown to already be a hostage / kept restrained, but the act of kidnapping is not shown
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Does a parent die?
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TheJo
References to previous time where parents died from suicide by hanging. Not within contemporaneous narrative.
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Does someone cheat?
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Kris
Debatable. Questionable polycules and threesomes do take place, but no narrative of cheating seems to take place.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Kris
A large aspect of the novels is body-swapping and possession.
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Are there ghosts?
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Kris
Main character is haunted by a ghost-like being throughout the novel.
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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TinyTikaalik
The first few chapters heavily feature a character vomiting several times.
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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sweetestsapphic
As previously mentioned by someone else, there's a sort of unethical polycule, but not because the characters are poly and/or bi. More because they do unethical things whilst being poly.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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umbravas
C6
In chapter 6, a cohort officer uses her blood (withdrawn from a syringe) to draw a ward against ghosts on the floor of the ship that Harrow, Ianthe, the Emperor, and Mercymorn are using to travel to the River.
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gobtooth
a hospital but its not described in detail or specifically a mental hospital
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Kris
The novel starts in a hospital-like setting.
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Kris
Same as previous novel, a character who suffered from cancer is referred to often.
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Mental Health
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Kris
The entire novel is about Harrow dealing (or refusing to deal with) her PTSD.
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shinydelphox
Harrowhark is likely schizophrenic.
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Kris
Ianthe graphically slices through her own hand, but only to demonstrate her healing abilities.
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Kris
Harrow is schizophrenic, but her violence is only ever in self-defense or in fight scenes typical of sci-fi fantasy. She is not violent because of her mental illness.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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gobtooth
BIG SPOILERS here
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near the end of the book, one character is running around in the body of a much smaller, weaker character. most of their distress comes from trying to keep the body alive and missing the character the body belongs to, but they do make some jokes (to cope) about being uncomfortable in such a noodly armed body.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Kris
Harrow seems to have some kind of sensory issues with most foods and cannot eat them, but she does willingly eat.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Kris
References to the main character's parents hanging themselves, and the main character attempting suicide at least once.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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The fourth wall isn’t broken, but much of the novel uses 2nd-person narration in a way that could be unnerving to some
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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AlexanderK
No, but IVF imagery and references to fetuses dying are brought up in two scenarios
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Is there childbirth?
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Kris
A woman references giving birth alone. The scene is not shown.
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Are there abortions?
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Kris
Brief mentions of babies and infants, particularly a mention of dead infants. One is briefly shown during the first scene in the River.
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Kris
Harrow mentions her mother miscarried several times before she was born, but nothing is shown or discussed beyond this.
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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AlexanderK
Possibly. One character’s size is brought up on several occasions.
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Kris
(SPOILERS) A man and a woman share a male-assigned body but this is kept secret from the other characters, so when the woman is "piloting" she is still referred to as a "he" by others, but not because of bigotry. They simply do not know.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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TheJo
Yes, but like pretty much everyone is queer and like half the characters die so it’s statistically improbable that a queer character won’t die.
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TheJo
A character is treated as somewhat disabled because their powers are lesser as compared with their peers. There are many jibes that come their way.
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
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banak
Lyctors are stated to have had sexual and romantic relationships with normal humans, which is an age gap of around ten thousands of years. They are also widely seen as being divine figures adding to the potential disparity in power.
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Sex
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celo
A scene where several characters kiss and start to disrobe before the POV leaves the room, and some discussion of sex although it's vague or jokey
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
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umbravas
Yes. The main twist of the book (big spoiler) is that Harrow lobotomized herself, and used necromancy to essentially give herself a stroke every time she hears the name of another character, preventing her from remembering them.
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Yes
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sweetestsapphic
It's never specifically named, but the main character forgets/misremembers large portions of her past.
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Is someone terminally ill?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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banak
There is content after the epilogue
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Kris
Ambiguously sad. It is not the end of the series but many characters do die and various issues are escalated.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Onedeadkitty
Mentions of cars honking outside in the epilogue
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Does a plane crash?
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Kris
Entire spaceship the novel takes place on begins to collapse near the end.
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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AprilMayandJuliet
Reference made to a nuclear explosion that took place long before the book began, in which millions died.
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Is there blood/gore?
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AlexanderK
Frequent and graphic descriptions of both throughout the entirety of the book
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Does someone drown?
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Kris
A scene early on where the main character is surrounded by water and believes she will drown. The novel ends with a character drowning.
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Kris
Multiple characters in the Canaan House scenes are stalked and murdered by a character with a gun. Descriptions of their deaths are graphic.
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