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Shelley Parker-Chan

Autor(a) de She Who Became the Sun

5 Works 2,186 Membros 56 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Obras por Shelley Parker-Chan

She Who Became the Sun (2021) 1,841 exemplares
He Who Drowned the World (2023) 340 exemplares
Güneş Olan Kız (2023) 2 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th Century
Sexo
non-binary
Nacionalidade
Australia
Prémios e menções honrosas
Astounding Award for Best New Writer
Agente
Laura Rennert

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Críticas

Unlike anything I've ever read.
Devastating, funny, complex, and absolutely bonkers.
A perfect finish to a reading year.
 
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tetiana.90 | 5 outras críticas | Jan 1, 2024 |
Sequel/final book in duology; the Mandate of Heaven is real in the sense of producing a flame/giving mystical powers, though many different people can have the Mandate at any given time. Our main protagonist (who largely identifies as a woman throughout this book) is one such holder and schemes and fights to take the Empire for her own. It’s a little rapid, after giving basically every major character the same arc: the world wouldn’t let me be who I was, so I’m going to control/destroy the world while hating the fact that I am embodied (and sometimes hating women too). It’s supposed to be hopeful that the new Emperor focuses on changing the world instead of destroying it, though it’s not clear how much she understands the difference. I read it quickly!… (mais)
 
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rivkat | 5 outras críticas | Dec 27, 2023 |
*3,5 - 3,8* - but I am not rounding up…

I expected to like this one a lot, so there is quite a mixed bag of feelings here. The setting is great, as the author makes Ancient China come alive, close enough to touch. The relationships between certain characters were cool to watch.
But, but, but:
- I did not find the characters particularly interesting (especially Zhu), they rarely came alive. At times I was quite tired of everybody’s constant suffering (not that they did not have their reasons…).
- Around the middle of the book, I was slightly bored and kept checking how much I had left, a bad sign.
- The writing, generally good, rang false at times. A word here, a sentence there, that made think “some extra editing, if you please.”
This book did not leave me cold - rather, it left me lukewarm…
I have no idea whether I’ll be reading the next book in this series. If I have nothing better to do - maybe.
… (mais)
 
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Alexandra_book_life | 49 outras críticas | Dec 15, 2023 |
Really interesting and unique story of the power of sheer will and determination. A few things bugged me a bit.

SPOILER ALERT...
- I want to know more about the ghosts
- It annoyed me that we never learn Zhu's actual name, only her patronymic and her brother's name
- I really want to know more about Ouyang ... his life and what happens after
 
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decaturmamaof2 | 49 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
5
Membros
2,186
Popularidade
#11,729
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
56
ISBN
33
Línguas
4
Marcado como favorito
1

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