I just finished reading Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia by Cindy Pon, so here’s by review.
Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia by Cindy Pon
Copyright 2009, HarperCollins
Ai Ling grew up in a world where womne have no place in society but the inner quarters of their husband’s house, but all she wanted was to be free. When a first betrothal arrangement is made, Ai Ling is refused. But she discovers a power stirring within her; She can reach with her spirit into others’ minds, hearing there thoughts and learning all that they know. When Ai Ling’s father journeys to the royal palace of the emporer and does not return for months, Ai Ling suspects fowl play and sets out to bring him back. On the way, she incounters an unimaginable evil. Barely escaping with her life, she meets Chen Yong, a man who she feels she’s known before. A gut feeling tells her she can trust him. Together they set off to the palace, there intents somehow intertwined. They slowly learn the true reason for there journey, and a mysterious chain of past events is revealed.
Silver Phoenix is a powerful tale of independence and fate, deftly told and cleverly set in ancient China. Debut author Cindy Pon’s first novel is destined to become a winner.
Rating: 4 (out of 5) stars.
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