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She Who Became the Sun

by Shelley Parker-Chan

Hardback (unsigned) £16.99
Published 22nd July 2021, 416 pages
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THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

An absorbing historical fantasy, She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan reimagines the rise to power of the Ming Dynasty’s founding emperor.

This audacious, brilliant debut is a vivid, original reimagining … immersive storytelling at its finest - Daily Mail

‘Magnificent in every way. War, desire, vengeance, politics - Shelley Parker-Chan has perfectly measured each ingredient’ - Samantha Shannon, author of The Priory of the Orange Tree

‘A thoroughly engrossing read with a fabulous, tragic-trickster protagonist’ - Megan Campisi, author of Sin Eater

‘A dazzling new world of fate, war, love and betrayal’ - Zen Cho, author of Black Water Sister

In a famine-stricken village on a dusty plain, a seer shows two children their fates. For a family’s eighth-born son, there’s greatness. For the second daughter, nothing.

In 1345, China lies restless under harsh Mongol rule. And when a bandit raid wipes out their home, the two children must somehow survive. Zhu Chongba despairs and gives in. But the girl resolves to overcome her destiny. So she takes her dead brother’s identity and begins her journey. Can Zhu escape what’s written in the stars, as rebellion sweeps the land? Or can she claim her brother’s greatness - and rise as high as she can dream?

This is a glorious tale of love, loss, betrayal and triumph by a powerful new voice.


‘As brilliant as Circe … a deft and dazzling triumph’ - Tasha Suri, author of The Jasmine Throne

Epic, tragic and gorgeous - Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January

She Who Became the Sun is a reimagining of the rise to power of Zhu Yuanzhang. Zhu was the peasant rebel who expelled the Mongols, unified China under native rule, and became the founding Emperor of the Ming Dynasty.

Details

She Who Became the Sun
by Shelley Parker-Chan

ISBN
9781529043389

Publisher
Pan Macmillan

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
July 22, 2021

Dimensions
24.2cm x 16.3cm x 4.1cm

Page count
416 pages