Kingdom of The Blazing Phoenix

Kingdom of The Blazing Phoenix

by Julie C. Dao

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Overview

Kingdom of The Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao

This fairy tale retelling lives in a mystical world inspired by the Far East, where the Dragon Lord and the Serpent God battle for control of the earthly realm; it is here that the flawed heroine of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns finally meets her match. An epic fantasy finale to that breathtaking and dazzling story.

Princess Jade has grown up in exile, hidden away in a monastery while her stepmother, the ruthless Xifeng, rules as Empress of Feng Lu. But the empire is in distress and its people are sinking into poverty and despair. Even though Jade doesn't want the crown, she knows she is the only one who can dethrone the Empress and set the world right. Ready to reclaim her place as rightful heir, Jade embarks on a quest to raise the Dragon Lords and defeat Xifeng and the Serpent God once and for all. But will the same darkness that took Xifeng take Jade, too? Or will she find the strength within to save herself, her friends, and her empire?

Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with breathtaking pain and beauty, Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix is filled with dazzling magic, powerful prose, and characters readers won't soon forget.

Fans of Stealing Snow, Red Queen, and The Wrath and the Dawn will hungrily devour this page-turning read.

Praise for Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix:

"A grand adventure for fans of fairy tales, fables, and legends coupled with the vibrant history of Chinese dynasties." —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Forest of a Thousand Lanterns:

"A richly developed fantasy world coupled with an ambitious antiheroine of complex agency, this story shines and surprises at every turn. Julie C. Dao is a talent to watch."—Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites

* "This novel will trap readers in a lush, dangerously dark, and often beautiful world from which they will want no escape."—Booklist, starred review

* "A fascinating examination of destiny, responsibility, and how choices shape a person."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Rich in detail and full of gore and blood, this dark novel will satisfy Game of Thrones fans."—School Library Journal

"Dark, lush, and intense, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns draws you into a world filled with mystery and intrigue. . . . A stunning debut!"—Cindy Pon, author of Want and Serpentine

"An enchanting debut with a powerful and ambitious lead."—Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of Labyrinth Lost

"Magnetic, seductive, and alluring, Dao's Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is a lush, captivating read."—S. Jae-Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Wintersong

"Equal parts lush and devastating, this is a tale that will grab you by the throat."—Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen

"Julie C. Dao's Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is delicious, addicting, and breathtaking, a book you fall into from the first page to the last. Her rich world is thick with wonder, intrigue, and delightful darkness."—Dhonielle Clayton, author of The Belles and coauthor of the Tiny Pretty Things series

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781524738327
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Series: Rise of the Empress Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 93,952
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.27(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Julie Dao (www.juledao.com) is a proud Vietnamese American who was born in upstate New York. She studied medicine in college, but came to realize blood and needles were her Kryptonite. By day, she worked in science news and research; by night, she wrote books about heroines unafraid to fight for their dreams, which inspired her to follow her passion of becoming a published author. Her debut book was Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. Julie lives in New England. Follow her on Twitter @jules_writes.

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