🎥 In a Snapshot
Song of Silver, Flame Like Night (Song of the Last Kingdom #1)🔗Author: Amélie Wen Zhao
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This book lives and breathes Chinese culture. The folklore, the fantastical creatures, the mythology and the whole set of beliefs provides a beautiful immersive experience. This helps build a magical and enchanting world, as if you’re walking those plains, seeing the art, and touching the artifacts.
What to Expect
- YA Fantasy novel
- Chinese folklore and mythology
- Fantastical creatures and magic
- Compelling characters
- Collision of the past and present (colonizer vs colonized)
- The balance and imbalance of the world
- A bit of romance
- Battles, sacrifice and catastrophe
What I Missed
- Having our characters learned from past mistakes, certain decisions were hard to digest as the logical course of action.
- Could some of the sacrifice be avoided? I wasn’t fully convinced of some of those events.
- The history behind with all the names, kingdoms and conquests can slow down the story and confuse a bit.
- The last chapter didn’t click for me. I would have added what’s revealed in the upcoming book description to understand one of the MC’s mission.
Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White
Book #2 coming up on Jan. 2, 2024
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