Girls of Storm and Shadow - Girls of Paper and Fire (Hardback)Natasha Ngan (author)
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The mesmerising sequel to the NYT bestselling Girls of Paper and Fire
The Girls of Paper and Fire did the impossible.
But out in the unforgiving wild, hunted like prey, Lei and Wren learn that the most terrifying prisons have no walls.
'Full of appealing new characters, wild twists and heartbreaking sacrifices, it's a novel that's difficult to put down once you start it' Culturess
Lei, the naive country girl who became a royal courtesan, is now known as the Moonchosen, the commoner who managed to do what no one else could. But slaying the cruel Demon King wasn't the end of the plan - it's just the beginning. Now Lei and her warrior love Wren must travel the kingdom to gain support from the far-flung rebel clans. The journey is made even more treacherous thanks to a heavy bounty on Lei's head, as well as insidious doubts that threaten to tear Lei and Wren apart from within.
Meanwhile, an evil plot to eliminate the rebel uprising is taking shape, fueled by dark magic and vengeance. Will Lei succeed in her quest to overthrow the monarchy and protect her love for Wren, or will she fall victim to the sinister magic that seeks to destroy her?
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 645 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 38 mm
Brutal, engaging, visceral yet tender, Girls of Storm and Shadow is a must read. * Biliophile BookClub *
A solid fantasy pick with a strong LGBTQ pairing * Kirkus *
A powerful and exhilarating read * Word of the Nerd *
In her rich, evocative series, Natasha Ngan takes readers on a fantastical journey through a historical fantasy version of Asia. With its powerful themes of female agency, survival, and the intersectionality of racism and sexism, Ngan forges a heated and engaging romance set against a backdrop of revolution * Tor.com *
An ode to survival. To resilience and solidarity, to trauma and nightmares, to hope and finding light . . . will inspire you and wrench your heart with an iron grip * Utopia State of Mind *
Lush and evocative . . . a powerful narrative about what exactly the victims of sexual abuse endure. * The Nerd Daily *
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“Asian fantasy with a female at the forefront fighting for a better world.”
I really enjoyed this book, I found the the first 150 pages or so was building the foundations of the journey in the same way that the world was built in book one. I feel that Ngan really showed Lei's trauma and... More
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