With deep, meaningful prose, R. B. Lemberg’s THE FOUR PROFOUND WEAVES is a beautiful, heartfelt story of change, family, identity, and courage

Though months from publication, R. B. Lemberg’s THE FOUR PROFOUND WEAVES continues to excite.

Cover by Elizabeth Story based on initial concepts by Francesca Myman

For LIBRARY JOURNAL, Kristi Chadwick praises the novella.

Nebula-nominated Lemberg’s first novella, set in their deeply queer “Birdverse” universe, presents a beautiful, heartfelt story of change, family, identity, and courage. Centering two older transgender protagonists in the midst of emotional and physical journeys highlights the deep, meaningful prose that Lemberg always brings to their stories.

BLACK FOREST BASILISKS awards the book 5 stars.

Execution: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Enjoyment: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

R. B. Lemberg’s first foray into long-form fiction has left me breathless. The Four Profound Weaves is a love ballad sung straight into the hearts of those who most need to hear it. I was instantly captivated by the poetic, lyrical prose and drawn in with dreams of sandbirds. It’s the queer, Middle-Eastern fairy tale we’ve been waiting for.

A. C. Wise on her eponymous site concurs.

THE FOUR PROFOUND WEAVES is a beautiful novella. I would be remiss if I failed to mention that as a physical object, the book is beautiful too. The interior illustrations by Elizabeth Story (who also designed the cover) are absolutely gorgeous, and the whole book just has a lovely, well laid out feel. 

Ada Hoffman on their Patreon is looking forward to discussing the work.

I really have an embarrassment of riches right now, in terms of ARCs from non-neurotypical authors I love. The next few Autistic Book Party episodes will be drawn from these ARCs – Richard Ford Burley’s “Displacement,” R.B. Lemberg’s THE FOUR PROFOUND WEAVES, and possibly a new one from Ennis Bashe, although I haven’t confirmed that one.