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 MULAN 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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Moods

adventurous 80%
emotional 71%
challenging 57%
dark 57%
tense 52%
inspiring 33%
reflective 28%
hopeful 23%
sad 23%
informative 9%
mysterious 9%
funny 4%

Pace

medium 71%
slow 19%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Character: 33% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 22%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 44% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 23%

Average rating

4.67