She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

She Who Became the Sun

The Radiant Emperor Duology #1

Shelley Parker-Chan with Natalie Naudus (Narrator)

14 hours, 37 minutes first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction fantasy historical lgbtqia+ adventurous dark emotional medium-paced

Description

To possess the Mandate of Heaven, the female monk Zhu will do anythingMulan meets The Song of Achilles in a bold, queer, and lyrical reimagining of the rise of the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty from an amazing new voice in literary fantasy....

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Community Reviews Summary of 11,060 reviews

Moods

adventurous 87%
dark 57%
emotional 45%
tense 44%
challenging 35%
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: 14% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 53% | Yes: 33% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 3% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 6%

Average rating

4.06

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