Descendant Of The Crane de Joan HeDescendant Of The Crane de Joan He

Descendant Of The Crane

deJoan He

Couverture rigide | 9 avril 2019 | Anglais

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"Deep world-building, magical family secrets, and intricate palace politics—Descendant of the Crane soars from page one. Its twists and treacheries kept me guessing until the very end."—Rachel Hartman, New York Times bestselling author of Seraphina

Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own. Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she's thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father's killer, Hesina does something desperate: she enlists the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by death… because in Yan, magic was outlawed centuries ago.

Using the information illicitly provided by the sooth, and uncertain if she can trust even her family, Hesina turns to Akira—a brilliant investigator who's also a convicted criminal with secrets of his own. With the future of her kingdom at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high?

In this shimmering Chinese-inspired fantasy, debut author Joan He introduces a determined and vulnerable young heroine struggling to do right in a world brimming with deception.

Joan was born and raised in Philadelphia but still will, on occasion, lose her way. At a young age, she received classical instruction in oil painting before discovering that stories were her favorite kind of art. She studied psychology and Chinese history at the University of Pennsylvania and currently writes from a desk overlooking t...
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Titre :Descendant Of The CraneFormat :Couverture rigideDimensions :416 pages, 8,25 × 5,5 × 1,3 poPublié le :9 avril 2019Publié par :Albert Whitman & CompanyLangue :Anglais

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ISBN - 10 :0807515515

ISBN - 13 :9780807515518

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"? A compelling, immersive book. Young adults will find a story and a world that is a joy to explore in this highly original mystery." —Foreword starred review