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

414 pages | first published 2021

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She Who Became the Sun reimagines the rise to power of the Ming Dynasty’s founding emperor. 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 pl...
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Moods

adventurous 87%
dark 56%
emotional 46%
tense 44%
challenging 38%
reflective 20%
inspiring 17%
sad 14%
mysterious 12%
hopeful 8%
informative 4%
funny 3%

Pace

medium 64%
slow 26%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Character: 34% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 54% | Yes: 33% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 2% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 5%

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