Strike the Zither by Joan He

Strike the Zither

Strike the Zither #1

Joan He

fiction fantasy young adult mysterious slow-paced

368 pages | first published 2022

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The Chinese classic Three Kingdoms reimagined with a lady Zhuge Liang. The year is 414 of the Xin Dynasty, and chaos abounds. A puppet empress is on the throne, and three warlordesses each hope to claim the continent for themselves. Only Ze...
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Summary of 16 reviews

Moods

adventurous 84%
mysterious 46%
tense 46%
challenging 38%
emotional 38%
dark 23%
funny 15%
inspiring 15%
sad 15%
lighthearted 7%
reflective 7%
relaxing 7%

Pace

medium 50%
fast 33%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 25% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 36%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 55% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 20% | N/A: 10%

Average rating

4.43

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