JOSEON DYNASTY, KOREA.
A humid summer storm rages across the Pavilion, the greatest entertainment house in the sprawling city of Hanyang. Within its stifling walls a gisaeng slave girl hides a fugitive in her bed, unexpectedly saving the life of a young man who is not all he seems.
Immediately Seorin is thrust into a razor-edged world of conspiracy ...more
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Great job Lee Evie! I'll definitely be looking for more of your work after reading Promise Season!
Highly recommend to everyone who enjoys a good book! ...more
I don't really understand why Jang Seorin sent a pouch of her hairpin to Officer Lee via a messenger. What are their feelings towards each other? (I kept asking this question while reading this book) Was that hairpin the same she bought for Wol-hyeong? I am a bit confused. But then I found the answer later ...more
This was my first experience reading a Korean drama. It was a stand-alone but is part of a series so it will most definitely not be my last.
There was something incredibly alluring about this story, from the first pages where we’re thrust into the tantalising, yet oppressive, world of the ...more
By: Lee Evie
To my recollection, I have never read historical fiction from Old Korea. Promise Season is set during the Joeson Dynasty era and follows Seorin, a giasena (slave girl), through a tumultuous time in her life. She is part of the largest entertainment house in Hanyang. This story gives a look at the fascinating but oppressive l ...more
This is another exciting romantic drama from Lee Evie! I loved A Song for Lonely Wolves a few weeks ago and this is another fantastic novel! Set in the Joseon period of Korea, this novel follows Seorin, a giaseng slave girl from the most popular entertainment house in the city of Hanyang. As the story progresses, Seorin finds herself entangled in a dangerous world filled with spies, conspiracy, and hope!
From the start, you want to root for Seorin! She ...more
Reading this book is like watching a great historical Korean drama. Written from the point of view of a young gisaeng, it tells a compelling story of political intrigue, bloodshed, and romance that is both subtle and powerful. "Promise Season" is dark and exciting in the best way. However its greatest quality, at least for me, is that it is never unpleasant. That is why it took me all of five minutes to buy the next book in the series after turning t ...more
With a healthy dose of romance, this adventurous story will keep you turning pages. Highly recommended.
Full of intrigue and adventure, Soerin's story has some thematic parallels with Evie's A Song for Lonely Wolves while being fully it's ow ...more
This is the second story I’ve read by Lee Evie. I’ve loved both of them!
Jang Seorin is a young woman who became a servant (not of her choice) and has made the best of the situation. She learned to play a musical instrument which helps her position and status. She is wise and shrewd, but takes chances. She has courage. She is able control both her speech and emotion. She is a person who despite hardship has made wise decisions. However, through a chance encounter she makes a pivotal d ...more
She writes with a focus on Korean history and loves dark adventures with a heavy dose of danger and romance.
When she’s not writing, Lee Evie can be found watching drama, which she will do for hours on end. She believes drama watching is the ultimate joy of life. Even when they make her cry.
An avid photography and travel lover, Lee Evie thinks stories are th ...more