Finished reading: The Saint of Bright Doors by Vajra Chandrasekera 📚
A boy gets his shadow cut off by his mother when he very young, which makes him apt to float into the sky and (maybe?) immune to fire. His mother also trains him to assassinate his father, which he is not keen on. He moves away to start a better life into an ancient city with magical doors, but his mother’s schemes are not so easily cast aside.
The prose often pendulums into a dreamy, magical realism style then back into a more visceral dark fantasy.
Fantastic read. Recommended.