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When a powerful viceroy arrives with a fleet of mechanical dragons and stops an attack on Anlei’s village, the villagers see him as a godsend. They agree to give him their sacred, enchanted River Pearl in exchange for permanent protection—if he’ll marry one of the village girls to solidify the alliance. Anlei is appalled when the viceroy selects her as a bride, but with th ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: June 11th 2019 by Page Street Kids
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Ashlee » Library In The Country
Woot woot! Just got an ARC of this and I am thrilled! This cover is beautiful and the synopsis is SO GOOD.
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
Jun 12, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2019
i totally forgot every single dynasty i studied in chinese history class, but hello chinese warrior girls ♥♥♥
julianna ➹
HOLD THE HECK UP. WHEN DID THIS COVER REVEAL AND WHY DID MY ASIAN SIXTH SENSE NOT KICK IN
Russ Colchamiro
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon, which is maybe the best book title ever, is another powerhouse from Mary Fan, one of the best YA authors out there today. This book's got romance, vivid descriptions, an amazing heroine, and some totally badass action sequences you won't soon forget. A great book from a great writer. Loved it.
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
Sounds promising, I love dragons so hopefully this delivers
Elise (TheBookishActress)
May 06, 2018 marked it as releases-2019
this is fantasy set in the Qing dynasty and oh man, it sounds as if it could be intriguing.
William Herr
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege to receive an ARC (advance review copy) from Mary Fan for her new book, Stronger than a Bronze Dragon. The book has not yet hit shelves, but it may be pre-ordered (although the cover has not yet been released on Amazon). Pre-order this book. Do it.

First, this is not genre fiction. It is, but it isn’t. I know genre fiction, and I’ve read it all my life. Such work focuses on established tropes, arranged in hopefully meaningful and original ways, and tells the expected story. Is
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S.E. Anderson
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm a massive fan of Mary Fan, who wrote one of my favorite YA SF books of all time, Starswept (see my review!). So when I saw the announcement for this book, I knew I just had to read it. A hero's journey through a fantastical Qing dynasty China, where we have steampunk technology mixed with magic, a lady warrior who wields a dangerous blade... this is the exact book I needed in my life, and it was perfect in every way.

Anlei is one of those fierce Warioress characters who jump out of the page.

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Louise ✨
Dec 14, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2019-releases
A dragon, a bride and a thief? I'M SOLD
Stephanie L (catteabooks)
quietly adds this to my growing army of books inspired by Asian mythos with an actual Asian lead written by an Asian author.
Seema Rao
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Engrossing ~ Compelling ~ Exciting

tl; dr: Village girl in alternative history China becomes mixed up with robot dragon rather than marry an (evil) ruler.

This story takes place in a Qing dynasty with all the Confucian piety but way more dragon robots. I loved the idea of steampunk, Chinese historical fiction mash-up. It is incredibly well-done, with the world building occurring seamlessly. Anlei, the main character, is an appealing, strong girl, who will not be giving her body to the Viceroy. Al
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Amber (The Book Bratz)
The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz

*Thank you so much Page Street Kids & NetGalley for the eGalley in exchange for an honest review!*

I ended up enjoying Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon more then I thought I was going to. I'm peculiar when it comes to steampunk books so I knew this book was going to be either a hit or miss for me. But Chinese warrior girls and steampunk dragons basically had me sold.

I really enjoyed Anlei's character and the fact she made the decision to ma
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Taasia (libraepaintspages)
I'm a history buff. I'm Chinese. I love both of these separately and together. I'm down.
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mechanical dragons + mutual thieves probably eventually falling for each other?? yes please
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Mary Fan is a hopeless dreamer, whose mind insists on spinning tales of “what if.” As a music major in college, she told those stories through compositions. Now, she tells them through books—a habit she began as soon as she could pick up a pencil.

Mary lives in New Jersey and has a B.A. from Princeton University. When she’s not scheming to create new worlds, she enjoys kickboxing, opera singing, an
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