The Puppet Empress
I started reading that book, The Puppet Empress. It’s… disturbing.
There’s a chapter that talks about the Empress’s Fool. It’s like this weird song about how he danced around the world and all the children who smiled were given prizes, and all the children who didn’t smile were made to smile. There was a drawing of a bloody knife beneath that particular passage.
And someone had written something in red ink over the drawing. I don’t think it was part of the original book: “Your blood knows me.”