Descendant of the Crane: He Joan

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Descendant of the Crane: He Joan

Descendant of the Crane: He Joan

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Where are her guards, her ladies in waiting, her attendants, why are the people of court and her people all faceless blobs who gather at her feet and she doesn't know any of their names? As Hesina adjusts to her new power as queen, she finds herself relating to her enemies and questioning the purely benevolent view she always held of her father. There’s court trials for the murder and the politics is mixed in, as the traitor may lie somewhere in the court . My biggest quibble with Descendant of the Crane is that it was marketed as a Chinese Game of Thrones.

The soothsayer cannot tell her the culprit, but she can point her in the direction of someone who will help her find out. But as she takes over as queen, we start to see all the political and social forces of this kingdom at play. tldr; Stories about concubines, wives, and daughters fighting tooth and nail to be considered worthy in a sexist society are valid.The premise Joan He lays out in Descendant of the Crane isn't shockingly original, but the relatively familiar contours of the plot do not make it any less elaborate.

Caiyan and Lillian are twins, and her half-siblings; Sanjing is her full brother; and Rou is the son of her father's favored mistress. Plus, there’s also politics with another country (I definitely hope to see more of this in a potential sequel if it happens) and I was devouring it all. One of my favourite things about Asian-inspired fantasy novels is that they often have undeniably stunning world building; I adored being lost in the world of Descendant of the Crane.

It hurt me too, for a long time, to a point that I found answering questions like this difficult that sometimes easier to avoid. Akira appears so infrequently that it feels like the novel is frustratingly adamant on keeping the reader at arms’ length from him. What I absolutely adored about the plot was the way the different portions of it transitioned into one another, and I never once questioned why something was happening. I thought that was very well done, in fact, even if they weren't acting quite the way we expect teens to act.

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