Reading journal: The Apple-Tree Throne by Premee Mohamed

Genre: Science Fiction / Romance
Published: 2018
Date read: November 2018

A wonderful story, sad but hopeful. Set in an alternate timeline, early Victorian industrial in some ways, young Lieutenant Braddock returns from war. He is injured, but he’s lucky—thousands didn’t make it back, and the man responsible was his commander and greatest friend, Theodore Wickersley. And now Theo’s ghost is haunting him.

Old fashioned style like brown leather with engraved yellow flower ornaments

A beautifully written story that follows Braddock’s efforts to come to terms with what’s happened to him, and to deal with grief, anger and dislocation. Highly recommended.