@afishtrap and I begin our discussion of Ken Liu's Grace of Kings in medias res as all good Epics must. In this case, with the passage that I highlighted as the one I'd most want to argue with.
For me, this passage is about the conflict between practical engineering and divine intervention, a frequent hobgoblin of fantasy traditions with distant-but-present gods. Coming out of the Chinese traditions the engineering developments and divine influence read very differently.
The amazing art which inspired me to actually get this project off the ground was created by @etrandem
Music - Jazzy Ashes by The Underscore Orkestra
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