Phoenix Extravagant (Hardback)
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Phoenix Extravagant (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 15/10/2020
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Dragons. Art. Revolution.

Gyen Jebi isn't a fighter, or a subversive. They just want to paint.

One day they're jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint the mystical sigils that animate the occupying government's automaton soldiers.

But when Jebi discovers the depths of the Razanei government's horrifying crimes-and the awful source of the magical pigments they use-they find they can no longer stay out of politics.

What they can do is steal Arazi, the ministry's mighty dragon automaton, and find a way to fight...

Publisher: Rebellion
ISBN: 9781781087947
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 585 g
Dimensions: 237 x 159 x 30 mm
Edition: 2nd edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is a story about the intersection between art and culture; it's about how art isn't frivolous but vital, especially in times of turmoil. A thought-provoking and very timely book." -- SciFiNow * SciFiNow *
"An arresting tale of loyalty, identity, and the power of art... Lee's masterful storytelling is sure to wow." -- Publishers Weekly * Publishers Weekly *
"A powerful, deeply moving book that is a wonderful read, without question one of the best of the year." -- Every Book a Doorway * Every Book a Doorway *
"The emphasis on art and painting gives the writing a poetic quality, added to by the elements of magic and mythology, which shows the depth of Lee's research with a deft hand." -- The Nerd Daily * The Nerd Daily *
"An elegant, eloquent novel, tense and full of incident." -- Locus Magazine -- Liz Bourke * Locus Magazine *
"A gloriously imaginative silkpunk fantasy." -- SFX * SFX *
"A lovely fantasy that eschews epic sturm und drang for small-scale challenges, full of tenderness, brutality, and quotidian living." -- Paul di Filippo, Locus Magazine -- Paul di Filippo * Locus Magazine *
"Yoon's story-telling is mesmeric." -- Starburst Magazine -- Ed Fortune * Starburst Magazine *
Named one of the best books of 2020 by Den of Geek. * Den of Geek *

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Hardback

“A historical fantasy brimming with beauty and brilliance”

I have been reading Yoon Ha Lee's work since his first collection, Conservation of Shadows, and watching him expand on the themes in that collection into the Machineries of Empire series has been an absolute joy;... More

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@jakeisreading

“A beautiful and brutal story of politics, war and magic”

Phoenix Extravagant is a beautiful and at times brutal story about the struggle to remain true to our values in the face of adversity.

Jebi is a Hwagugin artist, and somewhat of a pacifist, struggling to make a... More

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Heather

“Inclusive, thoughtful, poignant fantasy”

Phoenix Extravagant is an amazing, breathtaking piece of work which centres a non-binary artist in the middle of a war. All Jebi wants to do is paint, but their life is turned upside down when they are hired by the... More

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