Mel (Daily Prophecy)'s Reviews > Wild Orchid: A Retelling of "The Ballad of Mulan"

Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey
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Oct 03, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: read-2012, fairytales, almost-favorite
Read in January, 2012

Mulan is a girl no mother-in-law wants during that time. She's more a tomboy than a girly-girl. Instead of emboidering, she likes to ride a horse and learn archery from her best friend Lin Po.

She grew up without a mother and father and she's always afraid that she's not good enough for her father. When he got injured, he's sent home (and his good name is gone, since he didn't agree with the emperor). Her father falls in love and marries another woman, but then comes the devasting news. The emperor wants to built a new army against the Huns and her father must come back to the front. Mulan decides to takes his place and she sneaks out in the night.

There, she beginns to fall in love with someone and he has set his eyes on her too in another way. She makes a good name during the fight (she kills an important man) and the army saves their country from the Huns. But, her secret has come out; she's a girl. Can she get the trust from the man she loves back and better: can he love her?

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