Song of Silver, Flame Like Night

A beautiful immersion into Chinese culture and mythology in a magical world where the past collides with the present…

Song of Silver, Flame Like Night
Song of Silver, Flame Like Night by Amélie Wen Zhao, reviewed by Fae Reviews

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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.

Kudos for the gorgeous cover!

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
  • Secrets

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.

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