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Sensitivity Reading Guide

The Bone Flower Trilogy contains some elements that some readers may have difficulty with or prefer not to be exposed to. These elements include intense violence, self-harm, sexual assault, human sacrifice, violence against animals and children, drug and alcohol use, and incest.

This guide is intended to provide information for those readers who wish to skip over the sexual assault scenes in The Bone Flower Goddess. It’s broken down by which chapter each scene shows up in, where it starts within said chapter, and where it’s safe to pick up reading again. It will also give a general overview of what you missed, so the story will continue to make sense going forward.

  1. Chapter 12: Starts at Now alone, he hissed, “How dare you humiliate me in front of another man?” and you can pick up reading at: He manhandled us, the desire spat. Overview: the desire attacks Red Hawk and devours all of his life energy before Quetzalpetlatl can regain control of herself.
  2. Chapter 21: Starts at Within a blink, the darkness lurking in his eyes took over and you can pick up again a few sentences later at: He narrowed his eyes, irritated. Overview: when Mextli becomes too rough with Quetzalpetlatl,, she zaps him with some magic, to make him stop.

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