fiction fantasy adventurous challenging dark slow-paced

464 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

dark 75%
adventurous 73%
tense 72%
challenging 50%
emotional 45%
reflective 15%
sad 15%
hopeful 14%
mysterious 11%
inspiring 9%
funny 3%
informative 2%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 37%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 28% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 55% | Yes: 33% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 1%

Average rating

4.17