Burning Roses

S.L. Huang

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+
adventurous mysterious slow-paced

160 pages | first published 2020

When Rosa (aka Red Riding Hood) and Hou Yi the Archer join forces to stop the deadly sunbirds from ravaging the countryside, their quest will take the two women, now blessed and burdened with the hindsight of middle age, into a reckoning of sacrifices made and mistakes mourned, of choices and family and the quest for immortality.

Burning Roses, a gorgeous fairy tale of love and family, of demons and lost gods, arrives in 2020.

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emotional 82%
adventurous 75%
reflective 62%
dark 41%
hopeful 41%
sad 37%
mysterious 17%
challenging 13%
tense 10%
inspiring 6%


medium 48%
fast 31%
slow 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 48% | It's complicated: 44% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 100%

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