This is part of a series called Margin Letters, where I write open letters to fictional characters of content I love. This particular installment is a stop on the blog tour organized by Colored Pages Bookish Tours. Please read my non-spoiler review here. Ning is one of the competitors for the position of court shennong-shi… Continue reading An Open Letter to Ning (A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin)
This is part of a series called Margin Letters, where I write open letters to fictional characters of content I love. This particular installment is a stop on the blog tour organized by TBR and Beyond Tours. Please read my non-spoiler review here. Shiori is the sole princess of Kiata and the protagonist of Six… Continue reading An Open Letter to Shiori (Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim)
This is part of a series called Margin Letters, where I write open letters to fictional characters of content I love. This particular installment is a stop on the blog tour for Blood Like Magic organized by TBR And Beyond Book Tours. Please see publication information and read my non-spoiler review here. Voya Thomas is… Continue reading An Open Letter to Voya (Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury)
Though this letter does not contain any spoilers for The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng, the very premise of the character gives away a huge plot twist for the first two books.
on being kindred spirits with a diaspora in another world: Jinseins are the citizens of Jin-sayeng. Many of them have moved to the nearby Empire of Ziri-nar-Orxiaro, forming pockets of immigrant communities and serving as an important source of labor.
Chenna is one of the eight Paper Girls who serve as concubines to the Bull King of Ikhara for a term of one year. She hails from a prominent Paper caste family based in the southern province of Jana.
Tibeau is a conscripted soldier of the Balladarian Colonial Brigade or Sands, as they are commonly called. He is one of Touraine's closest friends and has grown up training with her and Pruett in the mountains of Balladaire.
Aunty Maja is one of the Nigerwives, an association of foreign women married to Nigerian men in The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi. She is a Filipina. Her daughter, Juju, is one of Vivek's closest friends.
a brain fart on writing war into existence and historiography in fantasy novels: Master Yim is the professor of history at Sinegard, a military academy and THE top school of R. F. Kuang's trilogy The Poppy War. This letter covers events of the first book only, as I am too much of a wimp to dive into The Dragon Republic without getting everything off my chest.
a new blog feature for bookish content! Joining the bookish community, specifically book Twitter, is an exciting way to get back into reading and to connect with authors and bookish creators. I love reading everyone's perspectives, and it inspires me to join the discourse as well. I've tried my hand at updating my Goodreads account… Continue reading Announcement: Margin Letters