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 dark emotional medium-paced

416 pages | first published 2021

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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 87%
dark 58%
emotional 46%
tense 44%
challenging 36%
reflective 20%
inspiring 17%
sad 14%
mysterious 12%
hopeful 8%
informative 4%
funny 3%

Pace

medium 64%
slow 26%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 33% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 54% | Yes: 32% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 5%

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