'"Scattered Souls" by Cecilia Quirk is the story of Anney, an apprentice Undertaker living on the outskirts of her local village with her aunt and uncle. In this world criminals from the South are sent North for ritual execution and disposal, and here we witness her first "solo" job. We are never quite told what the condemned man’s crime was, but that is irrelevant to the story. This story is not about redemption, revenge, or even justice. It is about a rite of passage. Anney, as a young woman performing a distasteful job, has a powerful voice.'
Source: Review on Tangent (http://www.tangentonline.com/e-market-monthly-reviewsmenu-265/aurealis-sf/2545-aurealis-75-october-2014). (Sighted: 3/3/2015)