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Hymn of Memory

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Publisher: Star*Cadet
Book type: Novel
Age: YA (12-18)
Genre: Fantasy
Sub Genre: Coming of Age · Contemporary · Cosy/Cozy · LGBT
Language: English
Key Phrases: Death · friendship · gay · grief · magic · memory · road trip · runaways · self-discovery · soft romance · soul
A road trip to rediscover memories lost to the dead.

As the Divine of Blackburn, Morgan sends its departed souls into the afterlife. It’s a sacred job spanning generations of Divines before him, but there’s a problem: the process invites the dead’s memories inside and those memories quickly erode and erase his own. Before long, he fears he will completely lose who he is and no one seems to care.

Then Fin, a familiar face from town, sneaks into Morgan’s room to beg for a resending of his grandmother and Morgan quickly agrees, knowing it means an opportunity to escape.

As escape quickly turns into a road trip with Fin to replace the memories he’s lost, Morgan has to confront what it means if he never returns. Without him to send souls, they die completely, leaving a void in the world where nothing will live or grow. Returning, however, means he will lose himself.

And so, Morgan must decide if never returning and living his life as himself—not the Divine—is worth more than the souls he’s leaving behind.

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