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    Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Megan Bannen Megan Bannen Ü 4 Download PDF The Bird and the Blade º Megan Bannen “Should you fail to answer correctly each riddle by the end of seven minutes you shall forfeit your life Do you understand?” Mongolian fantasy with ghosts and riddles anyone?Well this was pretty damn fascinating I've been putting this book off because I've been so disappointed with almost every YA fantasy novel I read lately but this was like nothing I've read before It's a strange and stunning combination of the Mo

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    Read & Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Megan Bannen Megan Bannen Ü 4 Download Summary The Bird and the Blade This review and other non spoilery reviews can be found The Book Prescription “God does not judge you according to your appearance and your wealth but He looks at your heart and looks into your deeds”🌟 So I haven’t heard a lot about this book I thought for a moment that it wasn’t even out because it does not get the hype it deserve

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    PDF The Bird and the Blade º Megan Bannen 35 starsThis is a retelling of TurandotAn opera ladies and gentlemen That’s a first for me I read retellings of fairytales often

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    PDF The Bird and the Blade º Megan Bannen I knew I was going to love this book I just knew it I mean unless the actual writing turned out to be subpar there was simply no way this book wasn't going to be a favorite But even though I knew I was going to love this book I HAD NO IDEA JUST HOW MUCH I WOULD LOVE THIS BOOK Here's the thing I was an honest to goodness outcast in high school Not because I was rebellious or reclusive or anything Mostly it was because I just didn't like th

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Free read É The Bird and the Blade â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook That becomes increasingly fraught as her feelings for Khalaf evolve into a hopeless loveJinghua’s already dicey prospects take a downward turn when Khalaf seeks to restore his kingdom by forging a marriage alliance with Turandokht the daughter of the Great Khan As beautiful as she is cunning Turandokht reuires all potential suitors to solve three impossible riddles to win her hand and if they fail they dieJingh. This review and other non spoilery reviews can be found The Book Prescription God does not judge you according to your appearance and your wealth but He looks at your heart and looks into your deeds So I haven t heard a lot about this book I thought for a moment that it wasn t even out because it does not get the hype it deserves I saw Becky talking about this many times in her posts which I am thankful for I considered this a recommendation and went into it not knowing much Then I saw that this has riddles it got me there fantasy elements and the Mongol empire which I never read anything about I go into this and a few pages later the author used the above uote which is from Prophet Mohammed PBUH and then the writing style is just so good and I read the whole thing in 2 days It started a bit slow for me but it was interesting nonetheless and the good thing is that it kept improving till the last page From the last riddle onward I was going full on Hermione mode while reading this I wanted to know what happened and fast So another thing that I really liked is that the author apparently did an extensive research for all parts for the story she took some liberties which she explained at the end but it was accurate she uoted Rumi and Ibn ElHaitham and other Arab important figures she talked about Islam in a very good representation I was so fascinated by this aspect of the story which I salute the author for There was a part where a character did something wrong and I thought it was a bad rep for Islam but then it later said that it was Haram which is Taboo and that is cool because Muslims are humans and they sin too The interesting parts for me are the riddles and I proudly solved 2 out of the 3 riddles so that gave me a happy boost while reading it I found the book pacing good and not slow as I expected at first The characters in the books are not extensive But it was about the uality than the uantity it is kind of a character driven book Because it starts from the end and then we get to the beginning only to learn about the characters and to appreciate them I was a fan of all 3 MC at the end For the plot I haven t heard of the opera Turandot before which by the way is not needed to read and understand enjoy this So I went into this not knowing exactly what to expect and I didn t care what happens until the end and I thought what if B happens Instead of A it would be suitable and a cooler ending And we did actually get ending B which was so good Cruelty is easy to repay my lord Kindness is another matter

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Free read É The Bird and the Blade â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ua has kept her own counsel well but with Khalaf’s kingdom and his very life on the line she must reconcile the hard truth of her past with her love for a boy who has no idea what she’s capable of even if it means losing him to the girl who’d sooner take his life than his heart The Bird and the Blade is a lush powerful story of life and death battles and riddles lies and secrets from debut author Megan Banne. I knew I was going to love this book I just knew it I mean unless the actual writing turned out to be subpar there was simply no way this book wasn t going to be a favorite But even though I knew I was going to love this book I HAD NO IDEA JUST HOW MUCH I WOULD LOVE THIS BOOK Here s the thing I was an honest to goodness outcast in high school Not because I was rebellious or reclusive or anything Mostly it was because I just didn t like the right things Even the other outcasts I knew liked the same kinds of outcast friendly books movies and music Me I read the classics I liked old movies from the 1930s and 40s And worst of all I listened to opera For the fun of itSo yeah Totally an outcast But very happy that way thank you And I did find My People eventually so this is not a pity party I promise All that to say the opera on which The Bird and the Blade is based is one of my favorites Puccini s Turandot It s tragic and epic and gorgeous and just stunning When I was eighteen I got to see it live I wore a floor length black velvet dress and elbow length gloves I mean when you re going to the opera you should GO TO THE OPERA Right And I cried through the beautiful production and loved every moment Of course the best character in the story was the slave girl Liu She also gets several amazing solos including THIS one Hers is the emotional story that carries the whole opera even if she is only a secondary character She is brave and strong and selfless and just a wonderful heroine in her own right Turandot is interesting but Liu is the heart and soul of this tale And this book this beautiful book is about HER In Megan Bannen s version of the tale the heroine is renamed Jinghua and is a slave to a Mongol prince Bannen really dove into the heart and head of her heroine in ways I could never have predicted staying true always to the original character on which she is based but always deepening and expanding as she went Most of the book is actually prolonged flashback which I wouldn t ordinarily enjoy but it was so perfectly done in this instance We keep coming back to the present for short intervals as we watch the horrifying Riddles Test play out but the story of what brought Jinghua Khalaf and Timur to this crisis is the real adventure I read in an interview that Bannen was heavily inspired by Megan Whalen Turner s The Thief which features an unreliable narrator several MASSIVE surprise twists not to mention a richly developed setting and culture Turner is one of my all time favorite authors so knowing that Bannen was inspired by her also lead me to believe I would love her novel And I have to say the influence is VERY evident in all the best possible ways So here s the thing readers should probably be aware of going in this book is tragic I mean tears pouring down my face as I read the last few pages tragic Familiar with opera as I am I wasn t SURPRISED by how things turned out still I will confess I kept hoping the author would take some creative liberties and find a different way to bring about her conclusion But you know what I m glad she didn t The story ended just the way it should Everything about the journey led to THAT moment and to write THAT moment any other way would have been a coward s move Megan Bannen is no coward She courageously tackled this tale and pulled it off brilliantly It s been a week since I binge read the whole thing in about a 24 hr period and I ve not stopped thinking about it since I bought a second copy and sent it to my best friend I forced my own copy into my husband s hands and I keep pestering my mom that she MUST read it as well she likes a lot of the same kinds of books I do I can think of at least three people I m going to foist this story on and I fully intend to keep talking it up every chance I get It s just THAT good So yeah I don t know if Bannen has any books in the works But I m telling you she has made the VERY short list of authors whose works I will buy on name only going forward Whatever she writes I m here for it And The Bird and the Blade itself is a book I m going to be re reading and sharing for years to come

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Free read É The Bird and the Blade â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook As a slave in the Kipchak Khanate Jinghua has lost everything her home her family her freedom until the kingdom is conuered by enemy forces and she finds herself an unlikely conspirator in the escape of Prince Khalaf and his irascible father across the vast Mongol Empire On the run with adversaries on all sides and an endless journey ahead Jinghua hatches a scheme to use the Kipchaks’ exile to return home a plan. wow thank goodness this is a standalone because i dont know if my heart will ever recover from that ending i randomly picked this up at the library because 1 i saw it on a recent GR list and 2 the font was big meaning i could speed read through it and if i didnt like it no real time wasted so imagine my surprise when i found myself taking my time with this soaking up every word because this story felt like a gift one i didnt want to take for grantedthis story was rich with historical intricacies lush in its writing humbling with tender romance and clever in its unfolding this book really impacted me on an intellectual emotional and entertainment level i cant believe how sad i felt when the story came to an end and i think that is the true sign of a great book just the overall high uality of this book made me so impressed that it was a debutthis is perfect for those who are fans of renee ahdieh and roshani chokshi meaning its on par with todays popular ya fantasy writers i cant wait to see what this author comes up with next 45 stars

  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The Bird and the Blade
  • Megan Bannen
  • English
  • 18 November 2020
  • 9780062674159