!!> Reading ➳ Ten Thousand Thorns ➬ Author Suzannah Rowntree – Justinfoline.us

Ten Thousand Thorns Princess Morning Light Meditates In A Hidden Temple Surrounded By Ten Thousand Thorns Guardian Of A Long Lost Sword Skill, The Princess Is Destined To Wake After A Hundred Years To Return Justice To The World Or So Legend Says.As The Vastly Martial Emperor Extends His Brutal Domination, Rebel Leader Clouded Sky Flees The Capital For The Safety Of His Martial Sect At Wudang Mountain Meanwhile, A Renegade Martial Artist Seeks A Hero To Awaken Morning Light As Bounty Hunters And Imperial Guards Close In, Clouded Sky Must Determine Who He Can Trust And Who May Be Planning To Betray Him.An Action Packed Retelling Of Sleeping Beauty In The Style Of A Chinese Martial Arts Epic Novella, Approximately 39,000 Words.

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    I had ridiculous amounts of fun writing this action packed Sleeping Beauty retelling Can t wait to share it with you all on November 30th


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    I have a new favorite indie fantasy author to watch Three cheers for Suzannah Rowntree I ve previously read her short stories novelettes of which Death Be Not Proud was my favorite , and this month I snapped up her novella Ten Thousand Thorns A Sleeping Beauty retelling set in ancient China with a heroine who s a martial arts champion Sign me up yesterday Three things you should know about Rowntree Her writing is crisp and clear and changes every story I ve read by her so far has i I have a new favorite indie fantasy author to watch Three cheers for Suzannah Rowntree I ve previously read her short stories novelettes of which Death Be Not Proud was my favorite , and this month I snapped up her novella Ten Thousand Thorns A Sleeping Beauty retelling set in ancient China with a heroine who s a martial arts champion Sign me up yesterday Three things you should know about Rowntree Her writing is crisp and clear and changes every story I ve read by her so far has its own texture, rhythm, and taste If you can taste a story, then each one of these will satisfy you in a different way She sets her stories all over the world, in all different points of history I love it I LOVE IT Death Be Not Proud was set in New Zealand, I think, during what would equate to the...


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    Goodness, this book was a fun ride I know admittedly little about Asian culture, and there are sadly few fantasy books that utilize this setting So when I saw that Suzannah Rowntree was writing a retelling of Sleeping Beauty set in China, I was excited and begged to beta read it Okay, Suzannah is a very nice person and didn t actually make me beg But I would have, had it been necessary What I love about Ten Thousand Thorns is how entertaining the fights are I love action movies, but have a Goodness, this book was a fun ride I know admittedly little about Asian culture, and there are sadly few fantasy books that utilize this setting So when I saw that ...


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    My favourite fiction wins at several levels it is entertaining, and able to communicate big ideas with simplicity This novella succeeds at both levels.I thought at one point this novella might have bitten offthan it could chew But no It s got extraordinary thematic richness, but never loses its lightness skill kind of like its heroine Like the Narnia books, people will read it because it s just fun and satisfying But also like those books, it is asking and answering huge question My favourite fiction wins at several levels it is entertaining, and able to communicate big ideas with simplicity This novella succeeds at both levels.I thought at one point this novella might have bitten offthan it could chew But no It s got extraordinary thematic richness, but never loses its light...


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    What a delightful story this is I know little about Chinese fantasy other than having watched Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon long ago, yet this novella totally charmed me The names of the martial arts stances sometimes cracked me up they were so fun The setting is richly drawn, the characters grow and deepen, the martial arts action scenes are magnificent, and clever plot twists enhanced my enjoyment of this story A story that entertains as well as challenging a reader to think is well wor What a delightful story this is I know little about Chinese fantasy other than having watched Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon long ago, yet this novella totally charmed me The names of the martial arts stances sometimes cracked ...


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    She has done it again If you have followed my blog for any amount of time, you know I am a huge fan of Suzannah Rowntree s fairytale retellings I have little background in fairytales, except the ones Disney made famous, but Suzannah not only introduces me to the ones I am unfamiliar with but delivers a new spin on the familiar Ten Thousand Thorns takes Sleeping Beauty to China in an exciting spin as a martial arts epic It is beautiful, epic, adventurous, and thoughtful.Following the journey She has done it again If you have followed my blog for any amount of time, you know I am a huge fan of Suzannah Rowntree s fairytale retellings I have little background in fairytales, except the ones Disney made famous, but Suzannah not only introduces me to the ones I am unfamiliar with but delivers a new spin on the familiar Ten Thousand Thorns takes Sleeping Beauty to China in an exciting spin as a martial arts epic It is beautiful, epic, adventurous, and thoughtful.Following the...


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    I knew I would like this story, so I kept reading it even though the first chapter or two made me feel as though I might not be part of its target audience Ultimately, I was glad I did The author s choice to retell Sleeping Beauty as a story told in the style of a Chinese Wuxia adventure poses a number of challenges The genre, best known to most Americans through films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon isn t something most of us are accustomed to reading Ms Rowntree chooses to tie her I knew I would like this story, so I kept reading it even though the first chapter or two made me feel as though I might not be part of its target audience Ultimately, I was glad I did The author s choice to retell Sleeping Beauty as a story told in the style of a Chinese Wuxia adventure poses a number of challenges The genre, best known to most Americans through films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon isn t something most of us are accustomed to reading Ms Rowntree chooses to tie her tale closely to her Chinese sources, which initially makes it feel quite foreign In fact, it is so foreign so full of language and phrases that sound awkward even, I must admit, corny to a modern Western e...


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    Ah, I really enjoyed this one.The writing is clear and crisp, and it truly draws you in almost as if you are watching a movie seeing the shadows, hearing the clash of weapons, and watching the action.Some of the descriptions were quite perfect she moved as lightly as a dandelion seed blowing on the wind for example The characters are delightful apart from the villains, of course , the heroine in particular And it was obvious that Rowntree has done her research into the histo...


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    An empire entangled in civil war Martial arts warriors torn between allegiances A legend of a princess who wields indomitable power, meditating for a thousand years until she is woken Our hero is a warrior forged by his sect to uphold justice and freedom as heaven s mandate His highest calling is to surpass the material realm and attain enlightenment, but his duty is also to serve and protect his people In these increasingly tumultuous times, and following the death of his brother, Clouded S An empire entangled in civil war Martial arts warriors torn between allegiances A legend of a princess who wields indomitable power, meditating for a thousand years until she is woken Our hero is a warrior forged by his sect to uphold justice and freedom as heaven s mandate His highest calling is to surpass the material realm and attain enlightenment, but his duty is also to serve and protect his people In these...


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    Fairytale retellings can be one of the trickiest to write about still, a lot of authors find inspiration from these stories and rewrite them from a new perspective To me, it s not about how true to the original fairytale the story should stay but the ability of the author to flesh out beloved characters and twist the fairytale into a story that will leave readers knowingabout the characters backstories, their motives, and their downfalls.Ten Thousand Thorns does exactly that This novel Fairytale retellings can be one of the trickiest to write about still, a lot of authors find inspiration from these stories and rewrite them from a new perspective To me, it s not about how true to the original fairytale the story should stay but the ability of the author to flesh out beloved characters and twist the fa...

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