♛ Myth, story, legend, fact— petals unfold together, apart. Time’s stem split, turned back, the seasons, such riches, each twig and leaf, threshold of discovery or precipice—
Book 2: Bramah’s Quest arrives this July
The ambitious second instalment of Renée Sarojini Saklikar’s epic fantasy saga in verse, The Heart of This Journey Bears All Patterns (THOT J BAP).
In Bramah’s Quest, the year is 2087 and Bramah is back on a planet Earth ravaged by climate change and global inequality. She is on a quest to find her people, including the little boy Raphael, last seen at the end of Bramah and the Beggar Boy (2021). Hailed as “brilliant and masterful, timely” (Kerry Gilbert), this long poem reclaims poetry forms such as blank verse, the sonnet, the ballad and the madrigal. Each page is a portal, connecting readers to the resistance of seed savers, craftspeople, scientists and orphans, all banded together to help save their world from eco-catastrophe and injustice.
THOT J BAP, Book One, features Bramah, a time-travelling locksmith and her orphan-apprentice The Beggar Boy. They use cunning and magic to outwit the evil Consortium and join seed savers and outcasts in a world ravaged by climate change and global disorder.
This innovative work, published by Nightwood Editions, alchemizes fantasy, epic poetry, philosophy, climate change activism and the politics of gender and race. The poem is simultaneously a dystopian tale, a family saga, an exploration of language, and a meditation on good and evil.
Let all evil die and the good endure
An Epic Fantasy Series in Verse
A Conversation with the Author, Below the Radar Podcast
An Excerpt by the Author
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