"She Who Became the Sun" by Shelley Parker-Chan

By Shelley Parker-Chan

Reviewed by Sophie

ISBN 9781250621801

Parker-Chan's debut is a stunning retelling of Chinese history focusing on themes of gender identity, free will, and desire. Set in 14th-century China, this historical fantasy tells of a girl who refuses to be nothing. Taking on the fate and identity of her brother, Zhu Chongba, she seeks greatness at any cost. Shi's journey from easant to monk to war commander fusses her with characters as comlex and strong-willed as she is, and provides readers with a compelling, heart-wrenching story.

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