THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER This audacious, brilliant debut is a vivid, original reimagining . . .
Peopled by flawed, fearless characters and with a dramatically violent storyline, this is immersive storytelling at its finest Daily Mail thoroughly engrossing read with a fabulous, tragic-trickster protagonist . . .
Ive been waiting for a book like this Megan Campisi, author of Sin Eater ‘A dazzling new world of fate, war, love and betrayal Zen Cho, author of Black Water Sister She Who Became the Sun reimagines the rise to power of the Ming Dynastys founding emperor. In a famine-stricken village on a dusty plain, a seer shows two children their fates. For a familys eighth-born son, theres greatness.
For the second daughter, nothing. In 1345, China lies restless under harsh Mongol rule. And when a bandit raid wipes out their home, the two children must somehow survive.
Zhu Chongba despairs and gives in. But the girl resolves to overcome her destiny. So she takes her dead brothers identity and begins her journey.
Can Zhu escape whats written in the stars, as rebellion sweeps the land? Or can she claim her brothers greatness and rise as high as she can dream?This is a glorious tale of love, loss, betrayal and triumph by a powerful new voice.‘As brilliant as Circe . . .
a deft and dazzling triumph Tasha Suri, author of The Jasmine ThroneEpic, tragic and gorgeous Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January She Who Became the Sun</i> by Shelley Parker-Chan is a historical fantasy reimagining of the rise to power of Zhu Yuanzhang. Zhu was the peasant rebel who expelled the Mongols, unified China under native rule, and became the founding Emperor of the Ming Dynasty.