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

Mulan meets The Song of Achilles in Shelley Parker-Chan's She Who Became the Sun, 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. To possess the Manda...
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Moods

adventurous 81%
dark 62%
emotional 60%
tense 50%
challenging 49%
reflective 23%
inspiring 19%
sad 18%
mysterious 11%
hopeful 10%
informative 8%
funny 4%

Pace

medium 62%
slow 29%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Character: 34% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 42% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.46