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by | Read by Nancy Wu

Young Adult Ages 14+ • 12.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

In this Chinese-inspired fantasy, narrator Nancy Wu makes Princess Hesina’s reluctance to be heir to the throne fully believable. When her father is murdered and Hesina becomes queen at age 17, Wu transforms her as she learns to focus on the well-being of her subjects while also finding out who killed the king. Wu maintains a well-balanced pace through the extensive world-building as she weaves an atmosphere of political intrigue. She draws upon a broad range of voices to help the listener navigate the complex plot. Wu also proves to be adept at using tone to distinguish older people who seek to advise Hesina, particularly her mother and senior military advisors, from her contemporaries. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2020]

Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2019

CD ISBN 9781974976508 $39.99 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN 9781974976539 $24.99


Library Ed. • Dreamscape • 2019

DD ISBN 9781974976522 $64.99

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