I know, I know. I can’t shut up about Not Your Sidekick. It’s so, so good. I almost cried at a casual scene where Jess corrects her crush for using the wrong pronouns for her friend.
Not Your Sidekick, by C.B. Lee
Myriad Lands 2: Beyond the Edge, by multiple authors, including Tanith Lee, Neil Williamson, Tom Fletcher, and my friend, Lev Mirov
Goodreads summary: Beyond the familiar tropes of kings and castles, elves and dragons, there is a whole world of possibilities for fantasy literature. This anthology collects fantasy stories whose inspiration lies beyond the traditional medieval European basis. It brings exciting new stories and overlooked voices into the fantasy genre.
This volume contains stories set in imaginative other-worlds where society can take many different patterns.
Yeah, I’m starting with the second volume of a two-volume anthology because that’s the one my friend’s story is in.