Episode #105 – Whenever, Wherever

Prophecy Radio episode #105 discusses Fox Snare by Yoon Ha Lee, the final book in the Thousand Worlds series! We also break down the latest Riordanverse news, including updates on Survivor season 45, the SAG-AFTRA strike, and those STUNNING new covers for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series exclusively found at Illumicrate. New episodes of Prophecy Radio air weekly, and we keep our discussions PG-13.

News and Updates (00:02:37)

Fox Snare by Yoon Ha Lee (00:24:13)

  • We can’t believe the Thousand Worlds series has come to a close!
  • What is Fox Snare about?
  • What did we think of this book, and how did it compare to the others?
  • We talk about the various themes we found throughout this book.
  • Min matured so much throughout these books, and it was so great to see her again in this one!
  • Not everyone is happy that she’s the bearer of the Dragon Pearl.
  • Jun very much acts as Min’s conscience.
  • More on Silhouette later…
  • We wish there had been more information about Sebin’s family.
  • The dynamic between Haneul and the others is super interesting and leads to some good conversation.
  • There’s also a lot of political intrigue within the pages of this book, but it’s done so subtly that it doesn’t overtake the story.
  • The Haetae shows up in this book, too, but in a totally different form!
  • It’s SO important to remember how young all these characters are!
  • Miho is an interesting character that we’ll have to talk more about in the spoiler section.
  • Speaking of, the spoiler section starts at 46:07.
  • We loved all the descriptions of the food that Min was unfamiliar with!
  • Did you realize who the Sun Clans represent?
  • It was interesting to read about the intricacies of the language and culture even though we’re reading this in English.
  • We really liked Ambassador Tanaka!
  • And we were so sad to hear about what happened to Silhouette.
  • What was her real name!?
  • The Dragon Pearl will make the best tangerines you’ve ever had in your life.
  • Did we trust Miho at all over the course of this story??
  • How did she have control over those creatures on the planet?
  • We’re so mad at her for making Haneul sick. And also for blowing up the space station.
  • So…Miho is, like, really old.
  • We really loved how Yoon wrapped up the part of the story with the ghosts.
  • In fact, we loved the end of this book as a whole.
  • We have so many ideas for the future of this series if Yoon Ha Lee decides to write more.

Feedback (01:12:38)

  • Anthony writes in to tell us how he got into Percy Jackson and discovered the podcast. Thank you for your kind words!

Thanks for listening, and tune in next time for episode 106, in which we’ll discuss Chalice of the Gods chapters 9-11!

This episode’s hosts are: Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz.

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