This was an awesome little novella mixing together western and eastern fairy tails.
First book finished in 2021! A novella about two older queer women friends Hou Yi and Rosa (one trans, one cis) who embark on a quest to end attacks by destructive sunbirds being sent by Hou Yi's son. Both have dark pasts and need redemption. The narrative skips back and forth in time telling mostly Rosa's story. Fairy tales are woven in and retold, including Little Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood. Interesting, but didn't grab me emotionally.