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    PDF FREE [The Bird and the Blade] “Should you fail to answer correctly each riddle by the end of seven minutes you shall forfeit your life Do you understand?” Mongolian fantasy with ghosts and riddles anyone?Well this was pretty damn fascinating I've been putting this book off because I've been so disappointed with almost every YA fantasy novel I read lately but this was like nothing I've read before It's a strange and stunning combination of the Mongol Empire the Itali

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    Summary The Bird and the Blade Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Megan Bannen Megan Bannen Ú 0 Free read wow thank goodness this is a standalone because i dont know if my heart will ever recover from that ending i randomly picked this up at the l

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    Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Megan Bannen PDF FREE [The Bird and the Blade] ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review “Now cold and exhausted a girl disguised as a boy tottering after the losing end of a battle I have to second guess that assessment It seems to m

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    Megan Bannen Ú 0 Free read PDF FREE [The Bird and the Blade] This review and other non spoilery reviews can be found The Book Prescription “God does not judge you according to your ap

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    Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Megan Bannen PDF FREE [The Bird and the Blade] Megan Bannen Ú 0 Free read 35 starsThis is a retelling of TurandotAn opera ladies and gentlemen That’s a first for me I read retellings of fairytales often

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    Summary The Bird and the Blade Megan Bannen Ú 0 Free read PDF FREE [The Bird and the Blade] DNFI really don't like to dump a book However if while reading I am fantasizing about the next books on my list and panicking as to whether or not I'll have time to read them or not then all signs point to 'this book is not for you' I was hesitant to pick this one up in the first place only because it's marked as 'fantasy' and 'young adult' While fantasy can delight me from time to time young adult novels often leave me

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    Summary The Bird and the Blade PDF FREE [The Bird and the Blade] while everyone else is having a 'spooky' or 'haunted' themed month in october im going for the puffy eyed runny nose aesthetic with my 'crying' theme so far its going great 🙂45 stars

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    PDF FREE [The Bird and the Blade] EDIT Originally I did not rate this book anything But after seeing the amalgam of 5 stars I thought I'd put my #ownvoices review in here as well as the fact that now I have to explain why I gave it this status in the first place I'm happy you liked the book if you did but I don't need to be told how to readMy full review

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    PDF FREE [The Bird and the Blade] Megan Bannen Ú 0 Free read Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Megan Bannen I knew I was going to love this book I just knew it I mean unless the actual writing turned out to be subpar there was simply no way this book wasn't going to be a favorite But even though I knew I was going to love this book I HAD NO IDEA JUST HOW MUCH I WOULD LOVE THIS BOOK Here's the thing I was an honest to g

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    PDF FREE [The Bird and the Blade] 375I read this story just because I knew it was supposed to have a tragic end for that I was not disappointed I think the ending of this book was brave and beautiful So this story is really a romance in a fantasy setting the entire plot and

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Summary The Bird and the Blade Megan Bannen Ú 0 Free read Read & download Ù The Bird and the Blade 100 As a slave in the Kipchak Khanate Jinghua has lost everything her home her family her freedom until the kingdom is conuered by enemy forces and she finds herself an unlikely conspirator in the escape of Prince Khalaf and his irascible father across the vast Mongol Empire On the run with adversaries on all sides and an endless journey ahead Jinghua hatches a scheme to use the Kipchaks’ exile to return home a plan. wow thank goodness this is a standalone because i dont know if my heart will ever recover from that ending i randomly picked this up at the library because 1 i saw it on a recent GR list and 2 the font was big meaning i could speed read through it and if i didnt like it no real time wasted so imagine my surprise when i found myself taking my time with this soaking up every word because this story felt like a gift one i didnt want to take for grantedthis story was rich with historical intricacies lush in its writing humbling with tender romance and clever in its unfolding this book really impacted me on an intellectual emotional and entertainment level i cant believe how sad i felt when the story came to an end and i think that is the true sign of a great book just the overall high uality of this book made me so impressed that it was a debutthis is perfect for those who are fans of renee ahdieh and roshani chokshi meaning its on par with todays popular ya fantasy writers i cant wait to see what this author comes up with next 45 stars

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Summary The Bird and the Blade Megan Bannen Ú 0 Free read Read & download Ù The Bird and the Blade 100 That becomes increasingly fraught as her feelings for Khalaf evolve into a hopeless loveJinghua’s already dicey prospects take a downward turn when Khalaf seeks to restore his kingdom by forging a marriage alliance with Turandokht the daughter of the Great Khan As beautiful as she is cunning Turandokht reuires all potential suitors to solve three impossible riddles to win her hand and if they fail they dieJingh. 35 starsThis is a retelling of TurandotAn opera ladies and gentlemen That s a first for me I read retellings of fairytales often enough to consider it one of my favourite genres but I admit I know nothing about operas But that s okay You can still understand the story perfectly And I did It really isn t that complicated The setting is original and the culture different but it comes down to kings kahns fighting for power and a certain prince who wants to save his and his father s kingdom by taking part in the riddles competition to gain the hand of a powerful princess Slave girls who get rescued by boys who become their love interest is nothing new but I simply adored the author s writing 1st person POV choice and dimensionality of the characters I went into it expecting the competition to be the main attraction wrongly so The characters do think about it and yes it is part of the storyline but this is about a slave girl Jinghua a prince Khalaf and his father Timur who travel through cities to find allies and escape enemiesIt is beautifully told I especially enjoyed the interactions between Jinghua and Timur While she and the prince have lovely passages together which lead to a slow burn romance I am a sucker for love hate relationships Timur is a grumpy and authoritarian old man who hates the idea of keeping a slave girl who can t fight but his opinion of her changes when he notices her intelligence and goodnessJinghua is no Celaena Sardothien On the one hand she has a great heart ambition and uite a lyrical way of viewing the world On the other hand she has low self esteem limited courage and lets her heart cloud her judgment over and over again Also she doesn t want to learn how to fight thus making her a target in combat and heavy weight at times Jinghua may be the main character but I refuse to believe that she is the hero of this story Prince Khalaf is She is hardly even a sidekick mostly just there for the ride She never undergoes a character development but she does make realizations about herself while helping Khalaf achieve his goals which eventually become hers as wellA gripping and romantic story that is better than the majority of YA fantasy books that get published every year so cheers to thatBlog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin

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Summary The Bird and the Blade Megan Bannen Ú 0 Free read Read & download Ù The Bird and the Blade 100 Ua has kept her own counsel well but with Khalaf’s kingdom and his very life on the line she must reconcile the hard truth of her past with her love for a boy who has no idea what she’s capable of even if it means losing him to the girl who’d sooner take his life than his heart The Bird and the Blade is a lush powerful story of life and death battles and riddles lies and secrets from debut author Megan Banne. EDIT Originally I did not rate this book anything But after seeing the amalgam of 5 stars I thought I d put my ownvoices review in here as well as the fact that now I have to explain why I gave it this status in the first place I m happy you liked the book if you did but I don t need to be told how to readMy full review of this can be found on Happy Indulgence over here This is a review not from an objective point of view but from an ownvoices reader who is Chinese and read about the background of the book and the racist basis for the original play written by Giacomo Puccini I have read the ending of this book Spoilers will be aheadThis book was by no means bad The writing was totally riveting the first person POV narrative from Jinghua was intriguing and the research is really well done Like I read 15% into the book and have to commend the author on her knowledge about the SongYuan dynasty and her placement of the Chinese songs and phrases Yay I was SO into it when I stopped The story jumps immediately into action with Jinghua witnessing her love Prince Khalaf volunteer to solve riddles that would allow him to marry Turandokht which would help him with political prospects The main romance is linear as Jinghua and Khalaf s affection to each other stays true while Turandokht is mainly there for political reasons and from what I ve started to read of it it s very sweet and lovelyBUT Why did I DNF then There s a whole backstory to this Get ready everyoneWhen I first saw that this book had a Chinese main character I was like Ooh interesting I was a bit wary starting because sometimes Chinese stories don t get done right by white authors but from what little I did read Bannen did a pretty good job with the culture It s much drawn out and integrated than the opera this book was based on Turandot I was also excited to see her rendition of the story Before reading I looked up the synopsis of Turandot because I don t have much opera background and I loathed it It s the story of a prince who solves these riddles and marries this bitchy princess the namesake of the opera while the slave Chinese girl who has been SUPPORTING HIM THE WHOLE TIME die by suicide because of her unreuited love I was NOT having it Side note the opera itself was very racist and sexist but I don t think the book exhibited any of these aspectsSo I continued with the novel even excited to see the Chinese girl Jinghua get the happy or at least SATISFYING ending she deserved At the time of reading I just started the school semester so I was a bit backed up with assignments and I told myself Well why don t I check out the ending just to make sure I don t waste precious time In retrospect I m glad I did because if I had followed the whole book without knowing the ending it would have left me gutted and feeling like it wasn t worth the time I spentview spoilerThis book follows the opera very closely even up to the point of the main narrator killing herself in the end to save the boy she loved I respect the fact that she did it in order to save him but I m just so disappointed that she had to die for that to happen I thought this retelling would be about empowerment for Jinghua rather than the passive role it seemed like she got in the original opera and I just didn t think it was the ending she deserved Yes the romance stayed linear the few accounts I got from Khalaf himself made me see him as a nice guy but seriously no one special I m just really disappointed her character ends with a suicide and would have probably been angry if I read through the whole book Perhaps this will resonate with some readers but for me I don t need that heartbreak in my lifeThe most heart wrenching aspect for me is that Jinghua is a Chinese character who sacrificed herself in the end I am tired of Chinese heroines not getting the endings they deserve and the victories they work hard for Many a reader will commend this story for its tragic elements but what was tragic for ME was the fact that I saw a character like me die by suicide for a love interest And most of the readers giving this glowing reviews don t understand the nuances that an ownvoices POC reader like me does hide spoiler

  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The Bird and the Blade
  • Megan Bannen
  • English
  • 17 February 2018
  • 9780062674159