[ READ The Magnolia Sword A Ballad of Mulan ] AUTHOR Sherry Thomas – doctorio.us
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a serious tone to the whole thing that did nfortunately drag it down for me But serious tone to the whole thing that did Captivated by the Millionaire unfortunately drag it down for me But characters to serve to lighten the mood a little particularly Kedan who I wasick to take a liking to The martial arts scenes were *clearly written by an author who did her *written by an author who did her This
WAS PROBABLY MY FAVOURITE PART OFprobably my favourite part of book reading the intricate details and the strategy of each fighter I loved it all Plus I really enjoyed the chemistry between Mulan and Kai when they re fighting both with and against each otherI have mixed feelings about it being a YA novel because the tone seemed wrong to me it was light on details and the language was modern so it failed to properly immerse me in the setting of ancient China But at the same time I wasn t particularly keen on all those details anyway so I m kind of glad it skimmed over it all In the end it was an easy read with some memorable moments but nothing particularly special I found it a little bland but it was a decent re telling of the legend Last time a book lured me in with the promise of a Mulan retelling I was so disappointed because the storyline barely resembled Mulan save for the fact that the heroine dressed as a boy yes Flame in the Mist I m Father cannot go Her brother is just a child So she ties A Mighty Big Wish up her hair takesp her sword and joins the army as a manA War for a DynastyThanks to her martial arts skills Mulan is chosen for an elite team My Mother, a Serial Killer under the command of the princeling the royal duke's son who is also the handsomest man she's ever seen But the princeling has secrets of his own which explode into Mulan's life and shakep everything she knows As they cross Ooking at you But this premise sounds like an actual retelling Written by a Chinese American author who knows her shit So you d better deliver me what you promise book MULAN RETELLING I really hope this is legitOoo this finally has a title The Magnolia part really makes me think of the Mulan Chinese drama I watched a while back I don t think I ve actually *read a novelised version of Mulan before so this was a first It s obviously not the disney version and *a novelised version
of Mulan before so this was a first It s obviously notMulan before so this was a first It s obviously not disney version and is rooted in actual history I learned so much about version and is rooted in actual history I learned so much about 5th century AD and after reading the author s note where she spent so much time in research and learning the roots of the infamous tale I was just really pleased to have the chance to read this story from an ownvoices Chinese perspective tooI definitely recommend going into it expecting the emphasis to be on military excursions roadtripping but like with horses and historical accuracy It isn t the flashy or humorous adventure style of the movie Admittedly HF isn t where my heart lies but I did love Mulan and Kai go from their family feud to ietly admitting they didn t really want to stab each other with swords and instead maybe hold hands or something softly adorableFamily Honour Loyalty Introspectio. He Great Wall to face the enemy beyond Mulan and the princeling must find a way to nwind their past The Greek Tycoons Mistress unmask a traitor andncover the plans for the Rouran invasion before it's too lateInspired by wuxia martial arts dramas as well as the centuries old ballad of Mulan The Magnolia Sword is perfect for fans of Renee Ahdieh Marie Lu or Kristin Cashore a thrilling romantic and sharp edged novel that lives p to its beloved heroine.