In book four of the Mangoverse series, Mizrahi Jewish lesbian queen Shulamit defends one of her citizens, a trans woman, who is being blackmailed. She also revisits a childhood crush and engages with international politics and eco terrorism. There are subplots including lesbian farmers and a straight cis woman who crossdresses as a man to be a warrior.
A love story between women, between queen and country, and between farmers and their crops.
When Ezra tries to blackmail Chef Yael about her being trans, she throws him out of her restaurant and immediately reports him to the queen. But when police find Ezra stabbed to death, Queen Shulamit realizes he may have also tried to extort someone more dangerous than a feisty old lady.
The royal investigation leads straight to an international terrorist plot to destroy her country’s economy—and worse, her first love, Crown Princess Carolina of Imbrio, may be involved. Since she’s got a dragon-shifting wizard at her disposal, contacts with friendly foreign witches, and the support of her partner Aviva, Shulamit has hope. What she doesn’t have is time.
Cis girls: Shulamit, Rivka, Aviva, Hadar, Halleli, Carolina
Cis boys: Isaac
Trans girls: Yael
Lesbian: Shulamit, Hadar, Halleli
Bisexual: Aviva, Yael
Heterosexual: Isaac, Carolina
Biromantic: Aviva, Yael
Heteroromantic: Rivka, Isaac, Carolina
White: Rivka, Isaac, Carolina
Middle Eastern/North African: Shulamit, Aviva, Yael, Hadar, Halleli
Judaism: Shulamit, Aviva, Isaac
Food allergies. Shulamit has gluten intolerance and is allergic to fowl.
Ownvoices: Ownvoices for bisexuality and food allergies.