She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

She Who Became the Sun

The Radiant Emperor #1

Shelley Parker-Chan

fiction fantasy historical lgbtqia+ adventurous challenging emotional medium-paced

416 pages | first published 2021

Description

To possess the Mandate of Heaven, the female monk Zhu will do anything "I refuse to be nothing..." In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness... In 1345, China lies...
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Moods

adventurous 86%
dark 58%
emotional 49%
tense 44%
challenging 39%
reflective 20%
inspiring 18%
sad 14%
mysterious 11%
hopeful 7%
funny 4%
informative 4%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 27%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 34% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 52% | Yes: 35% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 4%

Average rating

4.21