fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ adventurous emotional mysterious slow-paced

544 pages | first published 2018

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The Phoenix Empress, the sequel to K Arsenault Rivera's wildly buzzed about The Tiger's Daughter, an epic historical fantasy in the vein of Patrick Rothfuss and Naomi Novik.Since she was a child, the divine empress O Shizuka has believed she was a...
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Summary of 208 reviews


adventurous 88%
emotional 70%
dark 64%
mysterious 58%
tense 35%
challenging 23%
reflective 23%
sad 11%
hopeful 5%
inspiring 5%


slow 66%
medium 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 76% | Character: 15% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 31%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 26%

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