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The Library of Legends by Janie Chang
Historical fantasy

The Library of Legends

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by Janie Chang

Quick take

History sprinkled with magic: Two students (and a mythical being) seek safety and love in this WWII saga set in China.

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  • Supernatural

  • International

  • Love triangle

  • Quest

Why I love it

As an avid reader, I am always looking for untold and diverse stories that showcase unique perspectives. So I was thrilled to discover The Library of Legends, a book that draws inspiration from both Chinese legend and history and that weaves a wholly original tale of characters both mythical and mortal.

Set against the backdrop of the Second Sino-Japanese War, the book follows Hu Lian, a univers...

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China, 1937. When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, nineteen-year-old Hu Lian and her classmates at Minghua University are ordered to flee. Lian and a convoy of students, faculty and staff must walk 1,000 miles to the safety of China’s western provinces, a journey marred by the constant threat of aerial attack. And it is not just the refugees who are at risk; Lian and her classm...

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    April 2020