Descendant of the Crane

Descendant of the Crane

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In this shimmering Chinese-inspired fantasy, debut author Joan He introduces a determined and vulnerable young heroine struggling to do right in a world brimming with deception.

Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own.

Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she's thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father's killer, Hesina does something desperate: she enlists the aid of a soothsayer-a treasonous act, punishable by death... because in Yan, magic was outlawed centuries ago.

Using the information illicitly provided by the sooth, and uncertain if she can trust even her family, Hesina turns to Akira-a brilliant investigator who's also a convicted criminal with secrets of his own. With the future of her kingdom at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 29mm | 291g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781789094046
  • 6,075

About Joan He

Joan He was born and raised in Philadelphia but still will, on occasion, lose her way. She studied psychology and Chinese History at the University of Pennsylvania and currently writes from a desk overlooking the city waterfront. Descendant of the Crane is her young adult debut. An active figure in the 'Own Voices' movement, she has 7k followers on Twitter.
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Rating details

7,388 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 21% (1,531)
4 38% (2,790)
3 29% (2,157)
2 10% (725)
1 3% (185)
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