(SquinX Ink, Jan. 12, 2013)
What happens when one of the three Furies takes over the world for a bet? A deadly mind Game played out with the subtlety and gentleness that only Maegaera can offer, using the song of the Furies, binding brain and blighting blood.Living in the Imperial's Female House, Lucy Four keeps having problems. When she should be thinking about the Queen, her mind keeps wandering back to the past - to Mum, her two dads, and little Amy, to a strange mute girl with red hair and another with pale brown skin. But, as the Queen's Mantra says, The Past is Dead. Paying attention to it is called Breakthrough Memory, and that's a disease. Lucy's already been treated for it once - next time it could mean Disposal.So Lucy tries to cure herself by writing down the thoughts that invade her head, seeing them for the decadent nonsense they really are, and destroying them for ever... but private writing is forbidden, and so, too, is talking to Males, particularly Incurable Males like Mick. In the Queen's world, Lucy Four is playing a dangerous game.