Författare: Richelle Mead
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Handling: In a village without sound…
For as long as Fei can remember, no one in her village has been able to hear. Rocky terrain and frequent avalanches make it impossible to leave the village, so Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.
When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink. Many go hungry. Fei and all the people she loves are plunged into crisis, with nothing to look forward to but darkness and starvation.
One girl hears a call to action…
Until one night, Fei is awoken by a searing noise. Sound becomes her weapon.
She sets out to uncover what’s happened to her and to fight the dangers threatening her village. A handsome miner with a revolutionary spirit accompanies Fei on her quest, bringing with him new risks and the possibility of romance. They embark on a majestic journey from the peak of their jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiguo, where a startling truth will change their lives forever…
|I will start off by saying that I was excited for this book. It was everything I wanted. Fantasy. Standalone. Diverse main character. Chinese influence. It sounded amazing. But I was pretty disappointed with this. The first 100 pages were brutal to get through.
I love Richelle’s writing, her books are such a breeze to read. I just wish there had been more of the story and world to enjoy. What exactly is Chinese about this story? If you changed the names from Fei, Li Wei and Chen, this book could be set anywhere.
As for Fei as a main character. I liked her for the most part. She is very brave and willing to do whatever it takes to save her people. But for some reason I didn’t feel any connection towards her.
It was easy to read this book and i enjoyed it as well. But compared to meads others books i got disappointed.
I give it 2/5