Desdemona & The Deep || Wonderfully Weird & Whimsical

“If misery loves company, malice adores it.”


Title: Desdemona & The Deep
Author: CSE Cooney
Page Count: 222 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: ★  ★  ★  ★  ★ 
Release Date: July 23, 2020
Buy It: Chapters Indigo







In Desdemona and the Deep, the spoiled daughter of a rich mining family must retrieve the tithe of men her father promised to the world below. On the surface, her world is rife with industrial pollution that ruins the health of poor factory workers while the idle rich indulge themselves in unheard-of luxury. Below are goblins, mysterious kingdoms, and an entirely different hierarchy.




I know you’re probably sick of hearing me tell you all how much I love Tordotcompub but you best get used to it. With each story I read from their collection I fall in love with this publisher more and more. Their selection of stories is beyond amazing that I dream of having my own story published with them someday. However that bar is pretty steem will I even be able to create something worthy?

Desdemona & The Deep is a wonderfully weird whimsical folktale. I feel so privledged to have read this story and to have joined Desdemona on her journey.

This book was a joy to read and Desdemona really grew on me. I started off disliking her at first but by the end her character growth was so amazing it ended up nudging my review up to 5 stars! The representation in this novella was so well done that it was natural. I loved every bit of this story and was only sad to see it end.

The folklore vibe was everything I’ve ever wanted in a fairytale esque story. The descriptions pulled me in and had me texting quotes to various friends. I just wanted to jump into the book and become a mythical creature myself. I loved the theme of being your true self on the outside as you are on the inside. That really spoke to me.

I think I may legally add Desdemona as a middle name to my name, what a beautiful name!

Thank you Tordotcom for sending me an ARC for review.

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