Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn't shone in years, and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and hostile creatures have begun to appear. The people's survival hangs in the balance.To solve the crisis, the oracle stones are cast, and Kaede and Taisin, two... show more
Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn't shone in years, and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and hostile creatures have begun to appear. The people's survival hangs in the balance.To solve the crisis, the oracle stones are cast, and Kaede and Taisin, two seventeen-year-old girls, are picked to go on a dangerous and unheard-of journey to Tanlili, the city of the Fairy Queen. Taisin is a sage, thrumming with magic, and Kaede is of the earth, without a speck of the otherworldly. And yet the two girls' destinies are drawn together during the mission. As members of their party succumb to unearthly attacks and fairy tricks, the two come to rely on each other and even begin to fall in love. But the Kingdom needs only one huntress to save it, and what it takes could tear Kaede and Taisin apart forever.The exciting adventure prequel to Malinda Lo's highly acclaimed novel Ash is overflowing with lush Chinese influences and details inspired by the I Ching, and is filled with action and romance.
Publish date: April 5th 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Young Adult Fantasy
I've had this book on my TBR list since i was 17? 18? its been quite a while and I've been looking forward to it for what seems like forever! much to my disappointment it wasn't as spectacular as i had hoped, I'll admit i imagine if i read it when i first added it to my TBR list i probably would of ...
I wasn't sure if I wanted to read this book, because I was a bit bored when I read Ash. I definitely liked this book a lot better. The plot was fast-paced and the characters were much more interesting. Despite the long length of the book, the plot felt like it moved fairly quickly and kept the reade...
i really like this book. Its a prequel to Ash ( wich is a retelling of cinderella) and really its just set in the same world a few centuries eariler. I thought that this time around Malinda lo did a better job of world building and connecting me to the chracters. This is your basic heroes journey wi...
Loved it. Great adventure story. This is a classic fantasy epic quest, but with two female protagonists. I found the pacing to be great, unlike the author's previous novel Ash that felt a little slow at the start. I would really love to read more stories in this world, specially in the Huntress ...