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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y HE (Text) 33500013048434 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y HE (Text) 33500013048442 New Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library ya HE (Text) 35500006163396 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780807515518
  • ISBN: 0807515515
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman and Company, 2019.

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"Princess Hesina of Yan is thrust into power when her beloved father is murdered, and she's determined to find his killer--whatever the cost"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #1
    When Princess Hesina's beloved father dies suddenly, it's clear to her that he was murdered. Rules of succession demand she assume the throne, but she is much more interested in finding out who killed him and why his murder is being covered up by the court. Debut author He started writing the story as a senior in high school, and her college studies in both Chinese history and psychology shape this fast-paced tale of political intrigue. Details of Chinese language, clothing, and customs abound, and there's a plot twist around every corner: shady characters, betrayal, red herrings, and the conflict found in the urge to use magic in a kingdom where magic is forbidden. Determined to avenge her father's death, Hesina breaks rules, fights duels, and engages the services of convicted young criminal Akira, who investigates her father's death. Romance between the headstrong princess and enigmatic, brilliant Akira seems inevitable—and forbidden. A fully realized history helps make this adventure, rooted in Chinese folklore, feel epic, while Hesina's fierce determination will appeal to contemporary readers. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Joan He was born and raised in Philadelphia but still will, on occasion, lose her way. At a young age, she received classical instruction in oil painting before discovering that stories were her favorite kind of art. She studied psychology and Chinese history at the University of Pennsylvania and currently writes from a desk overlooking the city waterfront. Descendant of the Crane is her young adult debut.

Subject: Princesses > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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