Pretty much everything here originally appeared at my actual blog: By Singing Light. I particularly focus on upper middle-grade and young adult books. I also enjoy adult genre books, especially speculative fiction.
This was my first book by Kay, and I liked it quite a bit. Set in an alternate version of Imperial China, it was a sweeping epic that managed to also be quite character-based. It doesn’t have any easy answers, but it’s not hopeless by any means. I did wish that the women had not been quite so secondary, though.