The Weeping Empress
Sadie S. Forsythe has a way with words, the first pages of the book drop you right into the action. I couldn't believe that I didn't need to read 50 pages to get into the story. Sadie seamlessly drops in aspects of Cassi
The book started with Chiyo not knowing where she was or what was happening, and as I went through the same emotions, it had an effect on me as if I was there, going through the same situations. That created an emotional bond with Chiyo, which intensified as the story progressed.
I'm a huge fan of Japanese world, their tradition, and sense of morale and duty, so I was rather susce...more
I have started this book the same day that I recieved it. I was really amazed that the pages were really full of words (not like other books) and only after reading a few pages I have felt that I read much more.
The story follows Chiyo Alglaeca. In the beginning of the book she finds herself in the middle of a battle, confused and not knowing how she got there. As the action pro...more
From the onset I was enchanted by the raw and vivid descriptions. The author writes battles so well that I almost believe s...more
Now my method of dealing with time travel is to go all High Tech, get into Time Renormalizing Theory and Closed Timelike Curves and then cop-out by saying that superior aliens developed the technology which is beyo...more
Chiyo is a ruthless killer. But she didn't used to be. She used to be a mother, a wife, presumably a friend, living in, we assume, surburbia. From what she describes, she was comfortable and happy. However, this book starts when she is thrown out of that world and lands in an unforgiving new o...more
The story started off on a thrilling note with a fast-paced action scene in which Chiyo found herself unexpectedly awakened in the middle of a full-blown battle. She had little time to wonder how she came to be there a...more
The book is stark and pungent. It made me feel restless, recognizing that something was stirring on a deeper level than that which I understood. As I read on, I asked just where was this concept coming from, and where was it going? How the hell did it even get to evolve? It’s not just a book, or just a story. It’s a rousing. To personal anger or madness? No,...more
Holy beans! (or something equally, if not more profane) you think to yourself. Where on God’s green Earth...more
'The Weeping Empress' begins with our protagonist, a normal modern woman called Chiyo wakes up in her pyjamas in the middle of a battle in what appears to be medieval Japan....more
The exodus of the goddess Kali wreaks havoc upon dy...more
The parts I li...more
I would particularly like Sadie to enter her novel for the Tiptree Award as I think it matches the requirement to write a w...more
Muhjah and Senka are not the only ones that notice there is something very special about Chiy...more
The battle results in two energetic yet serene men with triumph and Chiyo, deciding that she has nowhere else to go, follows along. Chiyo has evolved throughout the n...more
Betrayal, lust, power, murder and blood, lots and lots of blood. This novel was absolutely amazing I literally spent the whole weekend reading it and now that I think back on it I wish I hadn't finished it so fast because I'm really not ready to leave Chiyo's blood-thirsty world. Chyio Algaeca suddenly finds herself waking up in an unknown location where she is immediately thrown into a strange but exciting danger, pursued...more
Chiyo Alglaeca is living quietly with her husband Michael and her young daughter Hannah. Until one fateful night, she wakes up and finds herself in an unknown land. She encounters two warriors by the names of Muhjah and Senka and she decides to join them in their fight against the evil Emperor Kenichi. They can’t help but marvel at how she survives each ferocious battle given that she has no proper training.
Muhjah and Senka are not the only ones that notice t...more
One of the best things about these giveaways is you can try a new genre of book that you wouldn't normally purchase, without investing much more than your opinion on it. For example, upon reading the blurb of The Weeping Empress, I wouldn't have necessarily purchased it, as I have never read anything quite like it before. However, I was pleasantly surprised at what I found within its covers.
I have to confess, the...more
When Chiyo wakes up in a strange world, dressed in pajamas, she’s unprepared for the violence and danger that await. How did she get there? Why did someone pluck her ordinary life with a husband and young daughter? Fortunately Chiyo meets two samurai warriors, Senka and Muhjah. Without knowing how to fight, the girl grabs a sword and jumps into the bloody battle to save herself. She gains a grain of respect from the warriors, who let her tag along i...more
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