The Empress of Salt and Fortune

The Empress of Salt and Fortune

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A young royal from the far north, is sent south for a political marriage in an empire reminiscent of imperial China. Her brothers are dead, her armies and their war mammoths long defeated and caged behind their borders. Alone and sometimes reviled, she must choose her allies carefully.

Rabbit, a handmaiden, sold by her parents to the palace for the lack of five baskets of dye, befriends the emperor's lonely new wife and gets more than she bargained for.

At once feminist high fantasy and an indictment of monarchy, this evocative debut follows the rise of the empress In-yo, who has few resources and fewer friends. She's a northern daughter in a mage-made summer exile, but she will bend history to her will and bring down her enemies, piece by piece.

Title:The Empress of Salt and Fortune
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
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  • chai ?

    ✧ find this review & others on my blog ✧Dust lay in thick motes on the history of Lake Scarlet: a soft blanket of years, draped over old truths and forgotten secrets. But Chih, a traveling cle...

  • Lala BooksandLala

    My favourite book I read in March! 🙌Book 27 of 30 for my 30 day reading challenge. Empress of Salt and Fortune was this remarkable little tale told by an elderly woman named Rabbit. We have a cleri...

  • Emily May

    “Angry mothers raise daughters fierce enough to fight wolves. I am not worried for her in the least.” 4 1/2 stars. I love discovering a writer who is doing such new and exciting things, and The...

  • Nataliya

    “You will never remember the great if you do not remember the small.” But who’s to tell what is great and what is small? The tempting part is to assign the greatness to those in power, those...

  • Boston

    This book doesn’t make you feel things you can put into words. It makes you feel things that only you can feel and only you can comprehend. And I mean this in the best way possible....

  • Hamad

    I am keeping this short: I was confused most of the time, the writing was great but I finished while still trying to connect to the characters and story. I felt it was a bit choppy and disjointed. Sti...

  • s.penkevich

    ‘the war was won by silenced and nameless women.’Napoleon once said ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?.’ Empires rise and fall, people pass through the world, and all of it leaves behi...

  • may ?

    I’m going to be honest, I think my brain was too fried from finals to comprehend this properly, but I still liked it!! leaving it unrated for now but I thought the storytelling was unique, and I lov...

  • jade

    “angry mothers raise daughters fierce enough to fight wolves.” a story about a nonbinary monk looking to expand the annals of history, and the elderly lady who gives them a tale they wi...

  • Charlotte

    “Angry mothers raise daughters fierce enough to fight wolves.”So What’s It About?A young royal from the far north is sent south for a political marriage. Alone and sometimes reviled, she has onl...