Assassins, gladiators, and now…pirates! In this in-person episode, M+K meet some new characters (some charming, some insufferable) and try to figure out how to rebuild a shattered god. Plus, Let’s Get the Nine-Year-Old to Stab Someone; Mercurio’s Meta Book Discovery; Famous Heirs Who Disappeared Without a Trace; and Fencing Flatworm Phalluses.
After a surplus of bloody battles, M+K are shocked to discover that Mia’s success in the gladiator arena isn’t quite what it seems. Plus, Accidental Accurate Predictions; Surprise! I’m Your Undead Darkin Dad; Maggot Therapy and Snail Slime Face Masks; and Absurdly Elaborate Mock Naval Battles in History.
Assassin school is out of session, and M+K follow the newly-appointed Blade Mia out of the Red Church and straight into a gladiator arena. Plus, All the Characters We Like Are Dead; Please Stop Pissing in Our Porridge; Real-Life Retchwyrms That Will Make You Squirm; and M Dispels Some Major Gladiator Myths.
M+K are left stunned as best friends are betrayed, boyfriends are murdered, and Mia goes on a massive killing spree. Plus, Two Unnecessarily Dark Back Stories; Dead Librarians and Man-Eating Bookworms; Animals Who Feign Weakness to Catch Their Dinner; and The Man Who Risked His Life 500 Times to Get Laid.
M+K dig into a considerably darker series, filled with murder; sex, revenge, and other more mature young adult themes. Plus, Conflicted Feelings About Footnotes; Blood Walking, Skin Weaving, Shadow Catting and Other Super Powers; What a True Nevernight Would Do To Your Sleep Schedule; and Prisoner Poison Trials of the 16th Century.
Nine weeks, three crowns, one throne, two reigns, and five fates later, M+K have finally made it to the end of the series. Plus, K Wins the Dead Queen Bet; Soldiers Who Straight Up Switched Sides Mid-Battle; War Pigs, Mine Dolphins, Bomb Bats, and other Animal Military Heroes; and A Major Fan-Name Fail.
M+K are onto the final book in the series and finally manage to sort out all the numbers in the titles. Plus, A Lot of Confusion Over Pietyr’s Coma; Mira Tries and Fails at Being Impartial; An Unconventional Way to Learn a Second Language; and When Pea-Soup Fog Killed 6,000 Londoners.
Two long(ish) novellas give M+K everything they wanted in the way of world building. Plus, M Finally Finds Sympathy for Queen Katherine; The Ultimate Brother Betrayal; When Royal Portraits Go Royally Wrong; and Cauls, Birthmarks, and Other Strange Baby Superstitions.
A queen turns into mist, a friend turns into a murderer, and M and K are left wondering- have all the rules just gone out the window? Plus, How Not to Fall Into the Trap of a Self-Fulfilling Prophesy; Katherine Conducts a Questionable Exorcism; M Corrects Misconceptions of Roman Cesarean Sections; and Six Times the Weather Totally Changed the Course of History.
In this first half of the third book in the Three Dark Crowns quadrology, M+K go back 400 years to get a glimpse of the legendary Blue Queen. Plus, The Mystery of the Misbehaving Mist; Jules the Reluctant Rebellion Leader; K Exposes a Long List of Royal Pretenders; and Epitaphs You’d Never Expect to See on a Tombstone.