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Descendant of the Crane by [He, Joan]
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Length: 416 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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<DIV>"Descendant of the Crane is my favorite kind of story: lyrical, romantic, politically complex, but most of all, driven by an iron-willed heroine who will do what must be done no matter the cost." Kristen Ciccarelli, internationally bestselling author of The Last Namsara</DIV><br ><br ><DIV>"A beautiful debut with thrilling politics and strokes of magic, set in a lush world that feels real and weighted with its own complex history." Lori M. Lee, author of A Thousand Beginnings and Endings and the Gates of Thread and Stone series</DIV><br ><br ><DIV>"Joan He has penned a lovely and intriguing tale of secrets, family, and betrayal. You ll be drawn in by this marvelously vivid world... and keep turning the pages for the plot twists!" Traci Chee, New York Times bestselling author of The Reader</DIV><br ><br ><DIV>"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</DIV><br ><br ><DIV>"Hesina is a heroine for the ages brilliant, determined, and fierce. It is impossible not to root for her." Laura Sebastian, New York Times bestselling author of Ash Princess</DIV> --Authors

<DIV>"The plot twists are truly dizzying at times, and everyone, from villain to ally, has an intriguing backstory... With complex world-building and character development, readers tired of cookie-cutter stories will find some surprise twists here." Kirkus Reviews</DIV> --Kirkus Reviews

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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&hellip; 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.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1734 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: AW Teen; None edition (9 April 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07LHHBHLD
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,378 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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