fiction fantasy adventurous challenging dark slow-paced

544 pages | first published 2021

Description

In a political fantasy unlike any other, debut author C. L. Clark spins an epic tale of rebellion, espionage, and military might on the far outreaches of a crumbling desert empire.Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child and raised to kill and die...
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Moods

adventurous 78%
dark 72%
tense 62%
challenging 46%
emotional 45%
reflective 13%
sad 13%
hopeful 10%
mysterious 10%
inspiring 8%
funny 3%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 31%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 62% | Character: 25% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 54% | Yes: 30% | No: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 98% | It's complicated: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 2%

Average rating

4.04