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read The Bird and the Blade The Bird and the Blade characters ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Megan Bannen ✓ 7 summary 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. DNFI really don t like to dump a book However if while reading I am fantasizing about the next books on my list and panicking as to whether or not I ll have time to read them or not then all signs point to this book is not for you I was hesitant to pick this one up in the first place only because it s marked as fantasy and young adult While fantasy can delight me from time to time young adult novels often leave me struggling to engage This became evident with this book as I got deeper into the story Somehow the characters didn t ring true with the setting they felt like people with modern day sensibilities plunked down in the middle of the thirteenth century Mongol Empire Likely this would benefit those readers who would find appeal with the modern feel while learning about a slice of history The first person point of view didn t help matters any for me either I didn t even get to the romance aspects of the book but I suspected they would make me cringe Teenage angst and all I gave up on page 174410 a fair chance I think I apologize to my fellow NI readers that are sharing this book on its journey I am just not the right audience and I think this could certainly please many other readers that have better luck with this genre No rating just a plain and simple DNF Hearthkeeper increasingly fraught as her feelings for Khalaf evolve 'Tis A Memoir 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 Cookies for Santa is cunning Turandokht reuires all potential suitors to solve three Snuggle Up Little Penguin A Little Friends Book impossible riddles to win her hand and Cruel to be Kind if they fail they dieJingh. DNFI really don t like to dump a book However White Shark if while reading I am fantasizing about the next books on my list and panicking as to whether or not I ll have time to read them or not then all signs point to this book The Ever of Callie and Kayden The Coincidence #8 is not for you I was hesitant to pick this one up The Chaperon Bride WITH Wayward Widow AND The Penniless Bride Historical S in the first place only because Hans Brinker; or the Silver Skates A Story of Life in Holland it s marked as fantasy and young adult While fantasy can delight me from time to time young adult novels often leave me struggling to engage This became evident with this book as I got deeper Doc Featherstones Return Lost Shifters #24 into the story Somehow the characters didn t ring true with the setting they felt like people with modern day sensibilities plunked down Tia and the Firefighter The Pleasure Of His Punishment​ #12 in the middle of the thirteenth century Mongol Empire Likely this would benefit those readers who would find appeal with the modern feel while learning about a slice of history The first person point of view didn t help matters any for me either I didn t even get to the romance aspects of the book but I suspected they would make me cringe Teenage angst and all I gave up on page 174410 a fair chance I think I apologize to my fellow NI readers that are sharing this book on Bright and Early Thursday Evening A Tangled Tale its journey I am just not the right audience and I think this could certainly please many other readers that have better luck with this genre No rating just a plain and simple DNF

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The Bird and the Blade

read The Bird and the Blade The Bird and the Blade characters ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Megan Bannen ✓ 7 summary 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. while everyone else is having a spooky or haunted themed month in october im going for the puffy eyed runny nose aesthetic with my crying theme so far its going great 45 stars Chasing Rainbows idea what she’s capable of even سينمانياالولع بالأفلام ورؤية مختلفة لقراءتها if Redemption it means losing him to the girl who’d sooner take his life than his heart The Bird and the Blade Addison Blakely is a lush powerful story of life and death battles and riddles lies and secrets from debut author Megan Banne. while everyone else The Collective is having a spooky or haunted themed month King of Kings Ballantyne #6 in october Der kleine Vampir im going for the puffy eyed runny nose aesthetic with my crying theme so far Hearthkeeper its going great 45 stars

characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Megan Bannen

read The Bird and the Blade The Bird and the Blade characters ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Megan Bannen ✓ 7 summary 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. ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Now cold and exhausted a girl disguised as a boy tottering after the losing end of a battle I have to second guess that assessment It seems to me that I ve made some choices some very bad choices that have led me to this moment The Bird and the Blade is a completely enthralling and heart breaking YA fantasy debut I enjoyed this so much and I was completely teleported and captivated every time I opened this book up Plus this is a story about the descendants of Genghis Khan s sons mixed with the Italian opera Turandot and that s one of the most uniue concepts of any story I ve read in 2018 And this might not be the most historically accurate novel out there but I loved reading about the Song dynasty and the Mongol EmpireGenghis Khan had four sons who had trouble deciding who would rule after their father Well this story centers around a prince from Jochi s blood line Jochi was the oldest of the sons who ended up not being the ascended ruler but still ended up being a great military leader and his great great grandson is no different That is until his men are killed and he and his ruling father are forced to go into hiding with a girl who has many secrets And I fell in so in love with that secret keeper Jinghua is now a companion to the Prince Khalaf and his father Timur but she was once a slave for the them and their entire family Khalaf always showed her kindness and during a split second decision Jinghua goes into hiding with these two royal men And while traveling she teaches him many things from her culture including the language Cruelty is easy to repay my lord Kindness is another matter While they are traveling and hiding from their enemies throughout the Mongol Empire they find out about the daughter of the Great Khan Turandokht She is so desired among all the princes for her hand in marriage she has set up a contest for every royal suitor where they must answer three riddles correctly given to them by herself And if they answer any incorrectly they will forfeit their lives Khalaf wants nothing than to try his hand at the riddles to marry Turandokht and restore the glory of his people or die an honorable death trying And this story is told from present time where we first see Jinghua witnessing Khalaf being told the first riddle that will decide if he dies or moves on to the second We are then teleported back in time and we get all these puzzle pieces that slowly start to fit together From Jinghua and Khalaf before they were forced into exile to Jinghua with her family before she became a slave to Jinghua falling in love with Khalaf slowly but ever so surely And this beautiful story that is eual parts heart warming and heart wrenching slowly begins to take form This book puts the spotlight on a discussion about the beauty standards for women that we ve endured for all our pasts and still in our present day Like how so many people feel like beauty is all that that women have to offer And how we will pit girls against one another and created all this ugly jealousy when we should be using that energy to uplift and support and celebrate all women Her beauty doesn t make you ugly Her intelligence doesn t make you stupid Her value doesn t make you worthless Overall this is the highest three star rating I ve ever given a three star book I loved this and was completely enthralled in the tale I just really disliked the ending which I suppose if I knew about Turandot before going in I would have been better prepared It completely broke me and I know how beautiful it is when I take a step back and reflect upon it But I just really didn t like it when I read it But this really is such an impressive debut and I can t wait to see what Megan Bannen does next because they created such a brilliant standalone that really impressed me Trigger and content warnings for slavery kidnapping heavy war themes mention of rape graphic deaths graphic violence torture gore loss of a loved one and self harm Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch The uotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publicationBuddy read with Diana


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  1. says: read The Bird and the Blade The Bird and the Blade (READ) characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Megan Bannen

    The Bird and the Blade (READ) read The Bird and the Blade “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 no

  2. says: Megan Bannen ✓ 7 summary characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Megan Bannen The Bird and the Blade (READ)

    The Bird and the Blade (READ) characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Megan Bannen read The Bird and the Blade 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

  3. says: read The Bird and the Blade The Bird and the Blade (READ)

    The Bird and the Blade (READ) ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review “Now cold and exhausted a girl disguised as a boy tottering after the losing end of a battle I have to second guess that assessment It

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    Megan Bannen ✓ 7 summary characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Megan Bannen The Bird and the Blade (READ) 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 d

  5. says: characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Megan Bannen Megan Bannen ✓ 7 summary The Bird and the Blade (READ)

    The Bird and the Blade (READ) read The Bird and the Blade 35 starsThis is a retelling of TurandotAn opera ladies and gentlemen That’s a first for me I read retellings of fairytales often enough to consider it one of my favourite genres but I admit I know nothing about operas But that’s okay You can still understand the story perfectly And I did It really isn’t that complicated The setting is original and the culture different but it comes down to kings ‘‘kahns’’

  6. says: The Bird and the Blade (READ) characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Megan Bannen

    The Bird and the Blade (READ) DNFI really don't like to dump a book However if while reading I am fantasizing about the next books on my list and panicking as to whether or not I'll have time to read them or not then all signs point to 'this book is not for you

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    The Bird and the Blade (READ) Megan Bannen ✓ 7 summary while everyone else is having a 'spooky' or 'haunted' themed month in october im going for the puffy eyed runny nose aesthetic with m

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    Megan Bannen ✓ 7 summary characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Megan Bannen The Bird and the Blade (READ) EDIT Originally I did not rate this book any

  9. says: The Bird and the Blade (READ) Megan Bannen ✓ 7 summary characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Megan Bannen

    characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Megan Bannen The Bird and the Blade (READ) Megan Bannen ✓ 7 summary 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 schoo

  10. says: read The Bird and the Blade Megan Bannen ✓ 7 summary characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Megan Bannen

    The Bird and the Blade (READ) Megan Bannen ✓ 7 summary read The Bird and the Blade 375I read this story just because I knew it was supposed to have a tragic end for that I was not disappointed I think the ending of this book was brave and beautiful So this story is really a romance in a fantasy setting the entire p

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  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The Bird and the Blade
  • Megan Bannen
  • English
  • 25 May 2020
  • 9780062674159