The Broken Crown by Michelle West

The Broken Crown

The Sun Sword #1

Michelle West

764 pages first pub 1997 (editions)

fiction fantasy adventurous slow-paced


The Dominion, once divided by savage clan wars, has kept an uneasy peace within its border since that long-ago time when the clan Leonne was gifted with the magic of the Sun Sword and was raised up to reign over the five noble clans. But now treac...

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Community Reviews Summary of 188 reviews


challenging 83%
reflective 50%
adventurous 33%
dark 33%
mysterious 33%
emotional 16%
sad 16%
tense 16%


slow 83%
medium 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 80% | A mix: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | No: 20%

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