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Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A Beautiful and Mythological Journey

If you want to take a journey across ancient China and through mythical Chinese lands of beauty this book will not disappoint. It is also a wonderful paranormal journey with a beautiful young woman when such things were unheard of for women. Her journey to find her fath...
If you want to take a journey across ancient China and through mythical Chinese lands of beauty this book will not disappoint. It is also a wonderful paranormal journey with a beautiful young woman when such things were unheard of for women. Her journey to find her father is met with mythological creatures she only read about in her father's books. She also finds an enigmatic companion who's life becomes entwined with her own. Chen Young and Ai Ling become fast friends and true allies throughout this colorful, mythical adventure.

This book is a wonderful and fun journey much like the art films recently making it's debut on the American culture scene. The main character Ai Ling is very likable and I love the fact that she was a strong character even though she had no defensive training and had lead a sequestered life which was typical within her ranking in society. Sometimes she was frustrating in her rash decisions, but she learned from those decisions as well. I loved that about her character. There was violence and some sexual references which may not be appropriate for very young kids, but I think it was well done and it was within a cultural reference. Older teens will love this book. I gave this book 5 stars and can't wait for the next installment of this series. "The Fury of the Phoenix" should be here in April, 2011.

posted by Trebble on July 9, 2010

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Why in heaven's name are people role-playing in the reviews for

Why in heaven's name are people role-playing in the reviews for this book? KNOCK IT OFF. You're being ridiculous and unhelpful.

posted by 16975611 on December 29, 2012

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    I'm torn.

    I'm not sure if this book is a 2.5 or a 3.

    It's a 3 because it flowed well. Even though it was full of DETAILS.what they ate (every item) , the color of this or that (especially vermillion), but it's get questionable when I felt like there were items added just to be included. Like the author wanted to make sure all her idea were in the book regardless of if they're needed.

    This point may be considered spoilers but I'll try to be vague: (why it's a 2.5 )
    So, Ai Ling & Chen Yong accidentally journey to different "lands". why? Seemed more like filler. Why was the land of Women & the land with the three eyed people included? Why did the knife turn black when she cut out Li Rong's heart? Why did we "hear" the Silver Phoenix speak to Zhong Ye? What happened to Gui Xu? That I'd like to know. I'm wondering if when she burned the heart.on the same bed as the bed guy if that was a good idea. Plus, the bad guy died awfully easy.

    If theses things are clarified in book 2 .and they're proven important it's back to a 3. Can't decide if I want to read book 2. This book ends.not quiet the "happy ending" I was hoping for, but it could just end & not necessary lead into a series.

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