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Award-winning author Aliette de Bodard returns with a powerful romantic fantasy that reads like The Goblin Emperor meets Howl’s Moving Castle in a pre-colonial Vietnamese-esque world.

Fire burns bright and has a long memory….

Quiet, thoughtful princess Thanh was sent away as a hostage to the powerful faraway country of Ephteria as a child. Now she’s returned to her mothe
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Paperback, 112 pages
Expected publication: February 9th 2021 by Tordotcom
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
Aug 20, 2020 marked it as to-read
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“A post-colonial Goblin Emperor meets Howl's Moving Castle” — SOLD. I am reading this as soon as I can get my hands on a copy.
Sana
May 07, 2020 marked it as to-read-so-bad-it-hurts
'A post-colonial Goblin Emperor meets Howl's Moving Castle, where a young woman discovers her power lies not in her inheritance or her allies, but in her own sense of self-worth and the unexpected love of a powerful fire elemental.'

YES, PLEASE
Fanna
Sep 21, 2020 marked it as to-read
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September 21, 2020: If I hadn't already got excited after seeing it's a romance fantasy, the pre-colonial Vietnamese-esque world is really getting me IMPATIENT FOR THIS.
Emmy Neal
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thanh is the third princess of Bìanh Hả, she is not destined for the throne or to be a great general like her older sisters. Instead, she was sent as a hostage to Ephteria--the slowly encroaching colonial power--where she fell in love with their commanding (and demanding) princess Eldris. And perhaps, more notably, where one night the entire royal palace burned to the ground. A fire that has haunted more than Thanh's memories--it has followed her home, burning leaves in empty tea cups or flaming ...more
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Margaret
This is such a lush and beautiful novella. Thanh is the youngest princess of Bìanh Hả, and her mother, the queen, sent her as a hostage to the powerful country Ephteria, a country that seeks to colonize Bìanh Hả and all other countries. There, she survives a traumatic fire and falls in love with the Ephteria heir Eldris. She's returned to Bìanh Hả when she comes of age, and her mother expects her to take over negotiations with Ephteria. When Eldris and a council member come to Bìanh Hả to renego ...more
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Goblin Emperor meets Howl's Moving Castle??????? YES.


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Aliette de Bodard lives and works in Paris. She has won three Nebula Awards, a Locus Award, a British Fantasy Award and four British Science Fiction Association Awards. She was a double Hugo finalist for 2019 (Best Series and Best Novella). Most recently she published The House of Sundering Flames (Gollancz/JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.), the conclusion to her Dominion of the Fallen trilogy, s ...more

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