[ Read Online Descendant of the Crane Á royal-air-force PDF ] by Joan He µ I ve always thought of writing as like gardening The words take root, sometimes growing Sometimes sprouting others and sentences and paragraphs blossoming together And sometimes not Sometimes refusing to break through, through the grit of grammar and barrenness of diction, through the concrete blankness of my mind as is the case now How do I put to words everything that was Descendant of the Crane I feel as if anything I write would be a disservice to this novel To all that it encompassed and to all that it brought out The thing is, I like to nurture what I ve written over time tending to the words like a gardener tending to the garden Always trimming Always refining Unforgivingly brutal Tragically beautiful.
And yet, those words are not enough for Descendant of the Crane I admit that after reading, I didn t know what to write Beca Tyrants Cut Out Hearts Rulers Sacrifice Their OwnPrincess Hesina Of Yan Has Always Been Eager To Shirk The Responsibilities Of The Crown, But When Her Beloved Father Is Murdered, She S Thrust Into Power, Suddenly The Queen Of An Unstable Kingdom Determined To Find Her Father S Killer, Hesina Does Something Desperate She Engages The Aid Of A Soothsayer A Treasonous Act, Punishable By Death Because In Yan, Magic Was Outlawed Centuries AgoUsing The Information Illicitly Provided By The Sooth, And Uncertain If She Can Trust Even Her Family, Hesina Turns To Akira A Brilliant Investigator Who S Also A Convicted Criminal With Secrets Of His Own With The Future Of Her Kingdom At Stake, Can Hesina Find Justice For Her Father Or Will The Cost Be Too High In This Shimmering Chinese Inspired Fantasy, Debut Author Joan He Introduces A Determined And Vulnerable Young Heroine Struggling To Do Right In A World Brimming With Deception oh, thank the literary gods that the beauty of this story matches the gorgeousness of its cover there is no greater relief, im telling ya this story is everything everyone is saying it is its culturally rich, stunningly written, masterfully plotted, and cleverly wrapped up i really enjoyed reading this with all the twists and turns along the way, it is quite the adventure its a very high quality debut and one i hope the author is extremely proud of so if this is so great, how come i didnt rate it higher its because i wanted magic this story is overwhelmingly heavy in court politics and war, so much so that my interest began to fade after a while i understand their importance in creating a complex storyline, but their presence in a story shouldnt mean that the fantasy components of a fantasy novel take a back seat if anything, it should be the other way This review and other non spoilery reviews can be found The Book PrescriptionActual Rating 3.
5 starsWhat is truth Scholars seek it Poets write it Good Kings pay gold to hear it But in trying times, truth is the first thing we betrayI have read this book months ago as I had an ARC This of course does not affect my opinions on this I don t know how much this review will be helpful in the first place because I remember only bits of it The story takes place in a Chinese inspired court where the king is killed and Princess Hesina becomes Queen Hesina wants to find her father killer and then much drama ensues The book is dark, it gave me trust issues and it was brutal I can see why it is called a Chinese Game of Thrones But for me, they were two different entities The characters are well written and what I really like is that as in GOT, DNF at 50% read for books With FriendsI thought I was going to love this one but unfortunately it just didn t work for me It had a really strong start and I absolutely loved the Chinese inspired world, but the writing didn t flow well, the pacing was off, and I couldn t connect to the characters The premise sounds amazing but unfortunately I was bored reading this.
What is truth Scholars seek it Poets write it Good Kings pay gold to hear it But in trying times, truth is the first thing we betrayridiculous starsInstagram blog Buddy read with the wonderful Ana or attempted to I, unfortunately, DNF d it at 75% because I couldn t take the abuse any I think the YA fantasy genre is saturated with average books that are blending in my mind I stopped reading the Descendant of the Crane and already, I m mixing it with multiple, similarly plotted fantasies And no, my head isn t the problem hereSYNOPSISDescendant of the Crane tells the story of Princess Hestina of Yan who s rushed into the role of Queen after her father s sudden demise However, she has to deal with a plot against the crown, a war conspiracy, and romance, which doesn t make her beginning as Queen convincing for the aristocracy
honestly, I can not wait Tonight, we fell victim to fear We let it blind us We thought we were hunting monsters She stared out into the sea of flame washed faces It took all her strength not to look away But we were monsters.
Descendant of the Crane was a really pleasant surprise It s actually one of the better, creative YA fantasies I ve read, taking influence from Chinese culture and exploring morally grey areas in a story full of political machinations and twists I hope this book doesn t get buried under the pile of generic YA fantasies with flashier covers and dramatic names like Queen of Blood Ash Shadows Fire It s a quieter book than I had first imagined The promise of a kingdom in turmoil and a ban on the magic once practiced
I also wanted to take a moment to say that it s hard to convey everything a book is through a synopsis alone and I want to apologize if the previous o