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READ & DOWNLOAD The Bird and the Blade DOWNLOAD à The Bird and the Blade Megan Bannen ↠ 1 DOWNLOAD Ua has kept her own counsel well but with Khalaf’s kingdom and his very life on the line she must reconcile the hard truth of her past with her love for a boy who has no idea what she’s capable of even if it means losing him to the girl who’d sooner take his life than his heart The Bird and the Blade is a lush powerful story of life and death battles and riddles lies and secrets from debut author Megan Banne. while everyone else is having a spooky or haunted themed month in october im going for the puffy eyed runny nose aesthetic with my crying theme so far its going great 45 stars The Deranged Cousins or Whatever kept her own counsel well but with Khalaf’s Intuición kingdom and his very life on the line she must reconcile the hard truth of her past with her love for a boy who has no idea what she’s capable of even if it means losing him to the girl who’d sooner take his life than his heart The Bird and the Blade is a lush powerful story of life and death battles and riddles lies and secrets from debut author Megan Banne. while everyone else is having a spooky or haunted themed month in october im going for the puffy eyed runny nose aesthetic with my crying theme so far its going great 45 stars

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READ & DOWNLOAD The Bird and the Blade DOWNLOAD à The Bird and the Blade Megan Bannen ↠ 1 DOWNLOAD As a slave in the Kipchak Khanate Jinghua has lost everything her home her family her freedom until the kingdom is conuered by enemy forces and she finds herself an unlikely conspirator in the escape of Prince Khalaf and his irascible father across the vast Mongol Empire On the run with adversaries on all sides and an endless journey ahead Jinghua hatches a scheme to use the Kipchaks’ exile to return home a plan. Should you fail to answer correctly each riddle by the end of seven minutes you shall forfeit your life Do you understand Mongolian fantasy with ghosts and riddles anyoneWell this was pretty damn fascinating I ve been putting this book off because I ve been so disappointed with almost every YA fantasy novel I read lately but this was like nothing I ve read before It s a strange and stunning combination of the Mongol Empire the Italian opera Turandot and Persian fairy tales I should point out that this contains a lot of fantastical elements and the author acknowledges all the liberties she took in the note at the end If you re looking for an accurate historical depiction of the Mongol Empire and the Song dynasty this isn t it Many of the characters though are based on real peopleBannen splits the narrative in an extremely compelling way In the present Prince Khalaf a descendant of Genghis Khan attempts to solve the three riddles presented to him by Turandokht the daughter of the Great Khan If he succeeds he will get to marry her If he fails he will die This is all told from the perspective of Jinghua a Chinese slave who we soon discover is in love with Khalaf Jinghua s narrative then skips to the past filling in the events leading up to that momentFrom what I can tell as I m only slightly familiar with the opera Turandot the author sticks fairly close to the original with the exception that she focuses on the character of the slave girl In this book Jinghua is given far depth and agency and the author develops an interesting backstory for her that gives the tale another layer Jinghua also considers what it is to be a woman or girl in this time the 13th century especially one who is enslaved and laments the obsession with beauty that sees unattractive girls viewed as worthlessIt s uite romantic to tell you the truth but I did not mind so much The love story is balanced out by a good amount of action and political intrigue and I liked how Jinghua s attraction to Khalaf is based on his personality not his looks Khalaf is also flawed even cowardly at times allowing for complexity of character than is usually afforded to YA fantasy love interestsThere s so many stories within the story too The Bird and the Blade feels like a beautiful celebration of poetry songs and stories from all across Central and East Asia There are many uotes and retellings of tales from authors such as Rumi Saadi Nizami and ingzhao And just when you might be thinking the uoting is getting a little sappy we have Timur to snap us back to reality Fired by love he called her his life his pearl his dew petaled flower This is the sappiest piece of rotting carrion I have ever heard Timur interjectsAnd we must talk about Timur because he might be my favourite character in the whole book At first I hated him but over time the author develops him into a really funny source of cynicism I just adore that kind of grumpy but lovable character He really is a cantankerous old goat but it is so refreshing in an otherwise pretty dramatic and serious story Also my new favourite phrase is Go suck your used tea leaves If anything I think the book would have benefited from female characters and positive female relationships but I guess sadly women at this time mostly existed behind the scenes so the depiction is probably fairly accurate I still liked how the author gave a minor female character in the opera her own voice and story here A very impressive multilayered bookSome extra notes This is a standalone You do not need to know the opera Turandot to enjoy the bookBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Tempted by the Badge To Serve and Seduce #2 kingdom is conuered by enemy forces and she finds herself an unlikely conspirator in the escape of Prince Khalaf and his irascible father across the vast Mongol Empire On the run with adversaries on all sides and an endless journey ahead Jinghua hatches a scheme to use the Kipchaks’ exile to return home a plan. Should you fail to answer correctly each riddle by the end of seven minutes you shall forfeit your life Do you understand Mongolian fantasy with ghosts and riddles anyoneWell this was pretty damn fascinating I ve been putting this book off because I ve been so disappointed with almost every YA fantasy novel I read lately but this was like nothing I ve read before It s a strange and stunning combination of the Mongol Empire the Italian opera Turandot and Persian fairy tales I should point out that this contains a lot of fantastical elements and the author acknowledges all the liberties she took in the note at the end If you re looking for an accurate historical depiction of the Mongol Empire and the Song dynasty this isn t it Many of the characters though are based on real peopleBannen splits the narrative in an extremely compelling way In the present Prince Khalaf a descendant of Genghis Khan attempts to solve the three riddles presented to him by Turandokht the daughter of the Great Khan If he succeeds he will get to marry her If he fails he will die This is all told from the perspective of Jinghua a Chinese slave who we soon discover is in love with Khalaf Jinghua s narrative then skips to the past filling in the events leading up to that momentFrom what I can tell as I m only slightly familiar with the opera Turandot the author sticks fairly close to the original with the exception that she focuses on the character of the slave girl In this book Jinghua is given far depth and agency and the author develops an interesting backstory for her that gives the tale another layer Jinghua also considers what it is to be a woman or girl in this time the 13th century especially one who is enslaved and laments the obsession with beauty that sees unattractive girls viewed as worthlessIt s uite romantic to tell you the truth but I did not mind so much The love story is balanced out by a good amount of action and political intrigue and I liked how Jinghua s attraction to Khalaf is based on his personality not his looks Khalaf is also flawed even cowardly at times allowing for complexity of character than is usually afforded to YA fantasy love interestsThere s so many stories within the story too The Bird and the Blade feels like a beautiful celebration of poetry songs and stories from all across Central and East Asia There are many uotes and retellings of tales from authors such as Rumi Saadi Nizami and ingzhao And just when you might be thinking the uoting is getting a little sappy we have Timur to snap us back to reality Fired by love he called her his life his pearl his dew petaled flower This is the sappiest piece of rotting carrion I have ever heard Timur interjectsAnd we must talk about Timur because he might be my favourite character in the whole book At first I hated him but over time the author develops him into a really funny source of cynicism I just adore that Heroism Begins with Her Inspiring Stories of Bold Brave and Gutsy Women in the US Military kind of grumpy but lovable character He really is a cantankerous old goat but it is so refreshing in an otherwise pretty dramatic and serious story Also my new favourite phrase is Go suck your used tea leaves If anything I think the book would have benefited from female characters and positive female relationships but I guess sadly women at this time mostly existed behind the scenes so the depiction is probably fairly accurate I still liked how the author gave a minor female character in the opera her own voice and story here A very impressive multilayered bookSome extra notes This is a standalone You do not need to Buried Mountain Secrets know the opera Turandot to enjoy the bookBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

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READ & DOWNLOAD The Bird and the Blade DOWNLOAD à The Bird and the Blade Megan Bannen ↠ 1 DOWNLOAD That becomes increasingly fraught as her feelings for Khalaf evolve into a hopeless loveJinghua’s already dicey prospects take a downward turn when Khalaf seeks to restore his kingdom by forging a marriage alliance with Turandokht the daughter of the Great Khan As beautiful as she is cunning Turandokht reuires all potential suitors to solve three impossible riddles to win her hand and if they fail they dieJingh. 35 starsThis is a retelling of TurandotAn opera ladies and gentlemen That s a first for me I read retellings of fairytales often enough to consider it one of my favourite genres but I admit I know nothing about operas But that s okay You can still understand the story perfectly And I did It really isn t that complicated The setting is original and the culture different but it comes down to kings kahns fighting for power and a certain prince who wants to save his and his father s kingdom by taking part in the riddles competition to gain the hand of a powerful princess Slave girls who get rescued by boys who become their love interest is nothing new but I simply adored the author s writing 1st person POV choice and dimensionality of the characters I went into it expecting the competition to be the main attraction wrongly so The characters do think about it and yes it is part of the storyline but this is about a slave girl Jinghua a prince Khalaf and his father Timur who travel through cities to find allies and escape enemiesIt is beautifully told I especially enjoyed the interactions between Jinghua and Timur While she and the prince have lovely passages together which lead to a slow burn romance I am a sucker for love hate relationships Timur is a grumpy and authoritarian old man who hates the idea of keeping a slave girl who can t fight but his opinion of her changes when he notices her intelligence and goodnessJinghua is no Celaena Sardothien On the one hand she has a great heart ambition and uite a lyrical way of viewing the world On the other hand she has low self esteem limited courage and lets her heart cloud her judgment over and over again Also she doesn t want to learn how to fight thus making her a target in combat and heavy weight at times Jinghua may be the main character but I refuse to believe that she is the hero of this story Prince Khalaf is She is hardly even a sidekick mostly just there for the ride She never undergoes a character development but she does make realizations about herself while helping Khalaf achieve his goals which eventually become hers as wellA gripping and romantic story that is better than the majority of YA fantasy books that get published every year so cheers to thatBlog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin Intuición kingdom by forging a marriage alliance with Turandokht the daughter of the Great Khan As beautiful as she is cunning Turandokht reuires all potential suitors to solve three impossible riddles to win her hand and if they fail they dieJingh. 35 starsThis is a retelling of TurandotAn opera ladies and gentlemen That s a first for me I read retellings of fairytales often enough to consider it one of my favourite genres but I admit I How Money Became Dangerous know nothing about operas But that s okay You can still understand the story perfectly And I did It really isn t that complicated The setting is original and the culture different but it comes down to Windburn kings Knights vs Dinosaurs kingdom by taking part in the riddles competition to gain the hand of a powerful princess Slave girls who get rescued by boys who become their love interest is nothing new but I simply adored the author s writing 1st person POV choice and dimensionality of the characters I went into it expecting the competition to be the main attraction wrongly so The characters do think about it and yes it is part of the storyline but this is about a slave girl Jinghua a prince Khalaf and his father Timur who travel through cities to find allies and escape enemiesIt is beautifully told I especially enjoyed the interactions between Jinghua and Timur While she and the prince have lovely passages together which lead to a slow burn romance I am a sucker for love hate relationships Timur is a grumpy and authoritarian old man who hates the idea of Knights vs Dinosaurs keeping a slave girl who can t fight but his opinion of her changes when he notices her intelligence and goodnessJinghua is no Celaena Sardothien On the one hand she has a great heart ambition and uite a lyrical way of viewing the world On the other hand she has low self esteem limited courage and lets her heart cloud her judgment over and over again Also she doesn t want to learn how to fight thus making her a target in combat and heavy weight at times Jinghua may be the main character but I refuse to believe that she is the hero of this story Prince Khalaf is She is hardly even a sidekick mostly just there for the ride She never undergoes a character development but she does make realizations about herself while helping Khalaf achieve his goals which eventually become hers as wellA gripping and romantic story that is better than the majority of YA fantasy books that get published every year so cheers to thatBlog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin


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    [The Bird and the Blade] EBOOK NEW SUMMARY Ý JFKMONTREAL.CO ↠ Megan Bannen Megan Bannen ↠ 1 DOWNLOAD “Should you fail to answer correctly each riddle by the end of seven minutes you shall forfeit your life Do you understand?” Mongolian fantasy with ghosts and riddles anyone?Well this was pretty damn fascinating I've been puttin

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    Megan Bannen ↠ 1 DOWNLOAD SUMMARY Ý JFKMONTREAL.CO ↠ Megan Bannen [The Bird and the Blade] EBOOK NEW wow thank goodness this is a standalone because i dont know if my heart will ever recover from that ending i randomly picked this up at the library because 1 i saw it on a recent GR list and 2 the font was big mean

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    READ & DOWNLOAD The Bird and the Blade SUMMARY Ý JFKMONTREAL.CO ↠ Megan Bannen Megan Bannen ↠ 1 DOWNLOAD ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review “Now cold and exhausted a girl disguised as a boy tottering after the losing end of a battle I have to second guess that assessment It seems to me that I’ve made some choices—some very bad choices—that have led me to this moment” The Bird and the Blade is a

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    [The Bird and the Blade] EBOOK NEW SUMMARY Ý JFKMONTREAL.CO ↠ Megan Bannen READ & DOWNLOAD The Bird and the Blade 35 starsThis is a retelling of TurandotAn opera ladies and gentlemen That’s a first for me I read retellings of fairytales often enough to consider it one of my favourite genres but I admit I know nothing about operas But that’s okay You can still understand the story perfectly And I did It really isn’t that complicated The setting is original and the culture different but it comes down to kings ‘‘kah

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    [The Bird and the Blade] EBOOK NEW DNFI really don't like to dump a book However if while reading I am fantasizing about the next books on my list and panicking as to whether or not I'll have time to read them or not then all signs point to 'this book is not for you' I was hesitant to pick this one up in the first place only because it's marked as 'fantasy' and 'young adult' While fantasy can delight me from time to time young adult novels often leave me

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    READ & DOWNLOAD The Bird and the Blade [The Bird and the Blade] EBOOK NEW SUMMARY Ý JFKMONTREAL.CO ↠ Megan Bannen while everyone else is having a 'spooky' or 'haunted' themed month in october im going for the puffy eyed runny nose aesthetic with my 'crying' theme so far its going great 🙂45 stars

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  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The Bird and the Blade
  • Megan Bannen
  • English
  • 07 October 2020
  • 9780062674159