Three books in and I’m ready to say, with some confidence, that Polygon’s Darkland Tales is my all-time favourite series of linked novellas. Handpicking some of Sotland’s finest novelists to reimagine major episodes in the country’s history is an inspired concept, but it’s the perfect execution that really lifts it to the literary heavens. Following from
“Charlie must reconcile the haughtiness of his entitlement with the reality of his failure”. This perfectly captures his character Bram.