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Seo is Twine’s youth champion.

We are in a darker Britain and the national sport is not football but Twine, a game where weavers craft creatures from their fingertips to wage battle against others in vast arenas, watched by thousands.

But we are living in intolerant times and Seo harbours a secret. When he is outed as gay by the media, Seo cannot use his magic to save him.

Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 25th 2020 by ZunTold Books
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Jade Marie
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Set in the not-too-hard to imagine future where LGBTQA+ rights aren't anyone's top priority, The Game Weavers starts out with Twine youth champion Seo being outed as gay by a local newspaper.

As a professional Weaver in the public eye, all hell starts to breaks loose and has to fight to get his life back on track - all while trying to figure out what his feelings are for Jack (the guy who inadvertently outed him), maintain a relationship with his brother Minjun,
Jul 19, 2020 rated it liked it
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Zahabi’s immersive world building captures a dynamic game of strategy, not unlike Pokemon or World of Warcraft on the page. Game Weavers are glorified for their abilities to craft monsters and engage them in time sensitive offensive and defensive battles amongst the best players in the world.

Featuring a diverse cast of characters, (the novel is told from three perspectives), including an outed gay Weaver, a central theme that runs through the novel is finding o
Rachael Mills
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
TW: homophobia, outing, homophobic slurs.

Set in a not-very-distant future where a conservative backlash has eroded LGBTQIA+ rights even further, The Game Weavers is an engaging novel following Twine World Youth Champion Seo after he's outed. Twine itself was an interesting magic system and I haven't read anything quite like it. The battles were tense and brutal, especially the final showdown.

Seo was a fascinating main character but the main draw for me was the core relationship between Seo and h
Jul 11, 2020 rated it liked it
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Twine as a game is fascinating and I found it enthralling, as I did on the story of Seo, Jack, Minjun and Woolfe.
Full review to come closer to the release date but I absolutely ADORED this story.
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Rebecca Zahabi is a mixed-race writer (a third British, a third French and a third Iranian, if the mix is of interest to you). Her long-term goal is to take over the world.

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