This is the twentieth blog installment of Read & React for The Fifth Season. If you’re new to the series check out the first installment here. Eventually I hope to take my notes from this and transform them into a Spoiler Free Review, but this segment will definitely be filled with spoilers since it is my thoughts as I go through the book. Reader be warned, this post is meant for discussion purposes; avert your eyes now if you wish to avoid spoilers.
19: Syenite on the lookout
Early on in the chapter Syen ruminates on the fate of Allia, which is now being attributed to a freak volcanic eruption. (Wait what? Are we seriously not going to get more info on that crystal/obelisk thing?) It seems to be tied to where the obelisk once was.
Two days into their stay on the island the giant raider ship comes back to port with their charismatic, orogene, queer leader Innon. Innon takes a liking to both Syen and Alabaster and they both take a liking to him as well. (This could get very interesting!!!) And one night Syen wakes up in the early hours and vomits – because she’s pregnant. (Yep, we knew that was coming.)
nothing new here
Eturpic – the language of the Meov people (or at least the language they’re using)
Innon Resistant Meov – the real leader of Meov but he spends so much time away on his big ship that he’s technically the second
Personal Point of Interest
a massive pot of spiced shrimp, rice, and smoked sea-bubble