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 t

  • Title: Ten Thousand Thorns
  • Author: SuzannahRowntree
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 148
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  • 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 WudaPrincess 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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    1. 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!

    2. 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 [...]

    3. 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 off more than 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 [...]

    4. 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 journe [...]

    5. 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 [...]

    6. 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 historical pe [...]

    7. 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, Cloud [...]

    8. 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 knowing more about the characters’ backstories, their motives, and their downfalls.Ten Thousand Thorns does exactly that. This n [...]

    9. A wonderful adaptation of "sleeping beauty" with plenty of action and characters,who were playful and thoughtful! written so well,didn't catch the "fairytale" subplot till near the endIt was an enjoyable read.

    10. This story is beautiful Epic, yet sweet. Profound, yet fun. Challenging, yet comforting. Ten Thousand Thorns is a version of Sleeping Beauty that has a life, message, and style all its own. I loved it!I will say that the unique style of this book could possibly make it slightly difficult to follow at times. A lot of words are capitalized, and the names of techniques/stances/titles are often long and different (but also clever!). Please don't let that deter you, though, because this story has so [...]

    11. Another great read from Suzannah Rowntree! Not only is Ten Thousand Thorns a page-turning adventure - filled with mystery, suspense, terrific action scenes, a lot of humor, and sweet romance - but it features an endearing reluctant hero and a smart, battle-ready heroine. I was completely taken in by a plot twist I didn't see coming (always a great moment for a reader!). All this - and it's also one of the most creative retellings of Sleeping Beauty I've come across. But you don't need to be a fa [...]

    12. This was a very nicely told twist on Sleeping Beauty. I really liked Clouded Sky's development and Morning Light was fun and refreshing. Watching the way they related to each other change over the course of the story was the best part for me. Not having much familiarity with martial arts-type books didn't stand in the way of my enjoyment.I really wasn't expecting some of the twists and turns. I appreciated that the main characters were multi-faceted. Not every single thing is wrapped up within t [...]

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