Speak Easy: A Tale from the Effluvium by Elayna Barrison
Victors, they say, write history.
Too bad the victors can’t write.
After her father passes away, Nanette hops on a caravan to the neighboring country of Rosada to join her sister. Yet Rosada is in the grip of a deep fog: magic is banished, storytelling is outlawed, and the Order reigns. With her sister grown complacent over the horrors of their new home, Nanette takes matters into her own hands to protect stories, no matter the cost.
With the help of a loud-mouthed cabby, Nanette forms a plan to reignite the storytellers in Rosada. But it’s not safe to tell stories, even in the shadows.
With tensions rising and storytellers vanishing, Nanette must decide: are stories worth her relationship with her sister?
Are stories worth risking her life?