So, still a slow month… I am currently reading:
Gyen Jebi isn’t a fighter or a subversive. They just want to paint. One day they’re jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint the mystical sigils that animate the occupying government’s automaton soldiers. But when Jebi discovers the depths of the Razanei government’s horrifying crimes—and the awful source of the magical pigments they use—they find they can no longer stay out of politics.From the GR blurb
I am currently in chapter two. I picked this up last week, but quickly realized that I wasn‘t in the mood and read some Johnlock fanfiction instead. I restarted again last night and this time around like it! My first thought was that this was inspired by China, but I just adjusted that thought to Korea, after having come across a Kimchi pot…
I looked up the author‘s website and:
It’s about a nonbinary painter teaming up with a pacifist mecha dragon against an evil empire (as one does), and it takes place in a magical version of Korea during the Japanese occupation.https://www.yoonhalee.com
Which reminds me that I also still have to finish this as well:
From the incredible imagination of Hugo- and Arthur C. Clarke-nominated author Yoon Ha Lee comes a collection of stories set in the world of the best-selling Ninefox Gambit. Showcasing Lee’s extraordinary imagination, this collection takes you to the very beginnings of the hexarchate’s history and reveals new never-before-seen stories.From the GR blurb
So far I have read one story and some snippets. Good. And no, I have not read Ninefox Gambit yet. Wrong order, I know. I have read one other short story in this setting before and liked it as well. So I guess eventually I will read that series.
I received these free e-copy from the publisher/author via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review, thank you! I am late again, I know, I know….
#PhoenixExtravagant #HexarchateStories #NetGalley