She Who Became the Sun

Shelley Parker-Chan
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She Who Became the Sun


There aren't enough superlatives to describe the brilliance of this book. What a debut novel by Parker-Chan! A true literary masterpiece.

This is the epic journey of Zhu, a starving spark of a peasant girl on her divine mission towards blazing glory, and the devastation left in the wake of her rising inferno. You'll travel through glorious ancient Chinese landscapes, seen in vivid, full spectrum color, as you witness legendary battles, spiritual enlightenment and supernatural magic.

Parker-Chan's prose style is absolutely spot on for the setting and plot, with characters that will break your heart before they fill it back up with life. It's about determination, acceptance, revenge, and the price of greatness. Absolutely incredible! 5/5