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The Tale of Yin

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The duology of Oysters, Pearls & Magic and The Path of Kindness sees the stories of Mirra and her daughter, Kindness, as they struggle to find their identities and selves on the planet they have called home. A feminist YA novella, the Tale of Yin looks at magic, privilege, the landscape and compassion.
Kindle Edition, 237 pages
Published August 6th 2015
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imyril
Dec 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Mirra is a magic-user in a village where magic is a man’s preserve. Fierce and independent, she is forced to leave her home when her secret is uncovered. Her travels – and those of her daughter Kindness – form a magical duology of self-discovery and self-worth.

I found I loved Of Oysters, Pearls and Magic (which left me with lots of good questions about world building and nuance), but was disappointed in the sequel The Path of Kindness (which left me with the wrong questions about protagonist be
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Lauredhel
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked a lot of the mythology and feel of The Tale of Yin, and I loved the recipes. (Even though I don't eat oysters!) I loved that it is set in a science fictional future, the human diaspora to other planets, but with magic as well. The relationship structure in this society is interesting, especially in the way that it just is - there's no historical exploration or overdescription, just there are pairs and triads and singles, and that's ok. In Chng's sparse prose, the magic system is s ...more
Anya
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved the first half and only liked the second half. The second half is a much different voice than the first and keeps insisting a non-gendered person (i.e. has picked sar own pronoun) 'is a women who thinks sar is a man.' I found that statement really problematic and disrespectful in an otherwise wonderfully representative feminist work. The writing is beautiful though needs a proofread. ...more
Naticia
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, sci-fi
I really wanted to like these stories. The first one wasn't bad, but then it was all downhill from there.. ...more
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Jan 06, 2016 rated it liked it
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this is both books in one. oysters pearls and magic & path of kindness
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