Tell Me How It Ends


Tell Me How It Ends by Quinton Li

Iris Galacia's tarot cards do more than entertain gamblers. With the flip of her fingers she can predict the future and uncover a person's secrets. Under the watchful eye of her mother, she is already on thin ice for pursuing a passion in the family business, but then cracks start to form, and eventually she falls through. She is given an ultimatum: earn a thousand coins or leave the business, and the family. Enter Marin Boudreau, a charming young person who can scale buildings and break off door knobs, who comes for her help to rescue a witch who's been falsely imprisoned in Excava Kingdom. And Marin is willing to pay a high sum for her talents. But saving a prisoner from royal hands isn't easy, nor is leaving home for the first time in eighteen years. Now Iris must learn to trust in herself, Marin, and this new magical world, while racing the clock before the royals decide the fate of the witch, and before any secrets catch up to her. TELL ME HOW IT ENDS features LGBTQ+, disabled, neurodivergent, cultural, and mental health representation. The main character, Iris Galacia, is a lesbian tarot reader with anxiety and autism. The second main character, Marin Boudreau, is an aromantic asexual non-binary person with ADHD.

Young AdultFantasy/Cozy, Low, Mundane, and Slice of LifeDiversity Representation/Neurodiversity/Own VoicesDiversity Representation/Disability/Own VoicesDiversity Representation/LGBTQ+/Own VoicesDiversity Representation/Mental Health/Own Voices

Content Warning: This book contains references and themes to absent parent(s), alcohol consumption, anxiety, assault, drowning, emotional abuse, family-based trauma, fantasy racism and violence, hallucinations, hostages, imprisonment, kidnapping, occult, panic attacks and verbal abuse. Please take care while reading. The depicted experiences do not reflect collective groups and are drawn from the personal experiences of the author.

Get Tell Me How It Ends

Story Website



Add Review

APGoodman avatar APGoodman

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

This story had a unique Tarot element that I enjoyed. I think the FMC was fun to have so naive and I was left curious to find out what she learns next.

Submitted by quintonli avatar quintonli on

© 2024 Hakea Media | Terms | Privacy