Les divagations de Nelja (flo_nelja) wrote,
Les divagations de Nelja

[meme] June something - Day 1

What's a new fandom that you've fallen into since the last June Something/in the last year?

La passe-miroir (The Mirror Visitor in English). I expected to like them, not to want to fic on them. Double bonus!

I don't think I made any no-spoil presentation? So, let's go.

Post-apocalyptic future, but quite soft. Basically, the earth has been destroyed, except for about 20 floating islands, domains of "Family spirits", kind of gods who each saved a part of the human population. They also had kids with them, so most habitants of a given island are their descendants and have powers they got from them.

Ophélie is from Anima, the island where magic is linked to manufactured objects. She has two main powers: she is a "liseuse" (basically psychometry, she can know the past of an object by touching it), and she can jump from any mirror to another (not too far away though)

Ophélie manages her museum (psychometry is good for this), and she doesn't really want to marry, but the social structure on her island is so family oriented that she probably will have to. The surprise is that it comes as an arranged marriage with someone on another island, on the far north, where everyone has mind powers.

Because everyone, even the Family spirits, forgot how the world was destroyed and how it turned like this, and some people really want to know. And Ophélie's power can help them.

So, it has adventure (a bit - Ophélie is not very physical, but I love how her clumsiness is treated as a real disability and not a cute flaw), investigation, romance (for all the arranged marriage lovers here), a very good worldbuilding, plot twists, and I loved it a lot.

Representation seems weak in the first two volumes, but in the third and fourth it becomes far better. Cette entrée a été crosspostée au https://flo-nelja.dreamwidth.org/662046.html. Commentez où vous voulez.
Tags: fandom:la passe-miroir, meme:june something

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