Descendant of the Crane: He Joan

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Descendant of the Crane: He Joan

Descendant of the Crane: He Joan

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It's a reality many girls of color are forced to endure, and it was as refreshing as it was bittersweet to read. The main character is way too preoccupied with more important things to get in touch with her rom …more A tiny bit, but it's far from the focus of the plot. That's a really long story that I legally cannot disclose here, but by the end of it, I'd managed to win back the rights to DOTC, and it essentially went out of print in the US. Lush, symbolic, and profound, resulting in a clever tale of breathless twists, sharp turns, and a stunning conclusion that will leave you scrambling for more.

The climax was a virtuoso performance, leading to a poignant epilogue with just enough bread crumbs to set the ground for future installments. The ending of the book leaves enough space for a second one (fingers crossed) or some companion novels (fingers crossed). The court is not some simple engine that applying pressure here, pressure there, could propel in the direction of her wishes.Determined to find her father’s killer, Hesina does something desperate: she enlists the aid of a soothsayer.

The book starts with Hesina determined to get justice for her father, whom she was believed to be poisoned.This has one of the best "trial" scenes I've seen in a book, like Joan He was the John Grisham of YA fantasy authors. Lo que más coraje me dio de toda la historia es que el personaje que prometía ser más interesante, o sea Akira, también quedó perdido en medio de la nada.

It’s not a good political and historical fantasy if it doesn’t address the manipulation of the past and how it’s taught in the future. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.Hesina finds herself thrust into a tale she hardly understands when news of the king’s death—her father’s death—burst wildly and messily into Yan. Deep world-building, magical family secrets, and intricate palace politics - Descendant of the Crane soars from page one. It’s very hard to love or hate anyone or their actions because Joan He manages to capture the three-dimensional nature of anything from siblings to institutional oppression to the various motivations a person could have for a variety of actions. Maybe a bit dramatic at times, but if drama and scheming aren't what you're here for, this might not be the book for you since that's what it focuses on more than fast-paced action. Overall, Descendant of the Crane is a lovely, assured debut and a formidable addition to the growing body of diverse teen literature!

Descendant of the Crane was a story about human people in an inhuman world—it was a story about a kingdom which carried the wounds of centuries past, its hurts unhealed and cutting deep, its bitterness and hate festering together like rot. Which then kills you because the reason you THOUGHT that plot twist was going to happen isn’t the reason at all. One of the biggest themes in Descendant of the Crane, in my opinion, is morality and how it ties into sacrifice.I am curious about the names, and why some are Chinese but Hesina's is, I believe, an alternate spelling of a Muslim name, and Lillian is a very Western name. I love reading a unique plot, and brewing up twists and turns in my own, but what I love most i …more I'd have to say the interaction of character and plot! However, it is much more focused on political maneuvering and a young woman's bildungsroman as she discovers that not everything is black and white, and sometimes you are forced to choose between the lesser of two evils. Well I'm happy to announce that signups have re-opened for a limited time :) More details can be found here. The cover and the fact that it is a Chinese inspired fantasy were what attracted me at first, but I didn’t really think about the plot that much.



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