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The Weeping Empress

3.6  ·  Rating details ·  113 Ratings  ·  68 Reviews
Chiyo Alglaeca was happy in her life. That is, until it was all taken away. Forced into notoriety, stalked by a mysterious cult, hunted by the emperor, and facing betrayal at every turn she clings to the only safety she can find: two enigmatic men and the sharp bringer of death, Salvation. The Weeping Empress explores the devastating effects of loss, the hunt for redemptio ...more
Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published December 1st 2011
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This is a book I would not have discovered if it wasn't for Goodreads. I don't usually read time travelling books because they always have fallen short of my expectations. What drew me to this book was the Asian backdrop and the potential that Cassia might be an awesome heroine.

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

J. Kahele
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have had this book in my kindle for awhile now, how I missed it is beyond me. I found this book very interesting and so different from others. The author did a fantastic job in world building and bringing into the story from the get. The writing was phenomenal and very good.

Chiyo Alglaeca finds herself in the middle of a battle, confused and not knowing how she got there and really where she was. Along the way she meets Muhjah and Senka, who see something in Chiyo and decide to train her and i
Nadia Scrieva
Apr 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished this story a few minutes ago, and it has left me with a rare feeling of satisfaction. I could have read it in one sitting, but I spaced it out over three days, allowing myself to reflect on the themes and situations as I went about my everyday life. The story was never far from my mind, and I was always eager to get back to it — Chiyo got deep under my skin.

From the onset I was enchanted by the raw and vivid descriptions. The author writes battles so well that I almost believe s
Barbara Rayne
Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sadie is an incredible writer. I got drawn into Chiyo's world from page one and couldn't put it down until I finished.

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
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have recieved The Weeping Empress by Sadie S. Forsythe (thank you very much, Sadie!) in exchange for my honest review.

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
Harv Griffin
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I’m a new Sadie S. Forsythe fan. Empress is not my preferred type of reading, but Sadie won me over completely with her superb narrative drive. She is a GrandMaster—excuse me, GrandMistress—at narration. This book should be on bestseller lists, if there is any justice in “this world.”

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
Apr 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is self-published but don't let that put you off. If you like martial arts, epic journeys, fantasy, anime and manga then you should definitely check it out. It brings it. It brings all the blood.

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
Sean DeLauder
Apr 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A reader, like the main character, Chiyu (whose name I pronounce in my head like the latter portion of an explosive sneeze), is likely to begin this story a bit disoriented. Here we have a perfectly normal woman in her night clothes inexplicably surrounded by the gristle and blood of broken bodies, soldiers in tunics hacking medievally at citizens, and two invincible warriors resisting them.

Holy beans! (or something equally, if not more profane) you think to yourself. Where on God’s green Earth
L.S. Fayne
I don’t really understand why, but I know this book is important to be read! It strikes a deep personal note. It’s personally enlightening.

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,
Christine Keleny
I am going to try a different format to my reviews. I saw some else do this and I liked it for its simplicity. I could go to any section of the review to find out what I wanted about the book - thus saving me time. I am always looking for ways to save time. [Imitation is the sincerest for of flattery - right?] So here goes.

Genre: YA fiction fantasy

Synopsis: (from Goodreads) Chiyo Alglaeca was happy in her life. That is, until it was all taken away. Forced into notoriety, stalked by a mysterious
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Though Sadie does write on occasion, she is predominantly a reader. She hails from the Southeastern United States, has twice lived in Northwestern England, now resides in the American Midwest. She holds degrees in Anthropology/Comparative Religion, International Criminology, and Social Change, loves local coffee shops, geek culture, everything bookish, and tea (steaming with milk and sweet iced). ...more
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