Sand and Ruin and Gold - Alexis Hall


A couple of spelling errors notwithstanding, this was one of the most beautiful stories I've read in a long time. The beauty is both in the prose and in the story itself - a strange, but somehow still believable love story. I think this takes place in an alternate reality, but on the Earth - but the world-building is really not that important. Mostly, it seems to be a story about the kinship of two souls.

And although the ending brought tears to my eyes, it was still a happy ending of sorts...

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