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 86%
dark 60%
emotional 49%
tense 44%
challenging 40%
reflective 20%
inspiring 18%
sad 15%
mysterious 11%
hopeful 7%
informative 5%
funny 4%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 27%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

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Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters a main focus?

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