The Empress of Salt and Fortune

The Empress of Salt and Fortune

With the heart of an Atwood tale and the visuals of a classic Asian period drama The Empress of Salt and Fortune is a tightly and lushly written narrative about empire, storytelling, and the anger of women.

A young royal from the far north is sent south for a political marriage. Alone and sometimes reviled, she has only her servants on her side. This evocative debut chronicles her rise to power through the eyes of her handmaiden, at once feminist high fantasy and a thrilling indictment of monarchy.

Title:The Empress of Salt and Fortune
Edition Language:English
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  • chai ?

    ✧ find this review & others on my blog ✧Dust lay thick on the history of Lake Scarlet: a soft blanket of years, keeping all the best secrets, undisturbed. But Chih, a traveling cleric who walk...

  • Lala BooksandLala

    My favourite book I read in March! 🙌Book 27 of 30 for my 30 day reading challenge. Empress of Salt and Fortune was this remarkable little tale told by an elderly woman named Rabbit. We have a cleri...

  • Emily May

    “Angry mothers raise daughters fierce enough to fight wolves. I am not worried for her in the least.” 4 1/2 stars. I love discovering a writer who is doing such new and exciting things, and The...

  • Boston

    This book doesn’t make you feel things you can put into words. It makes you feel things that only you can feel and only you can comprehend. And I mean this in the best way possible....

  • s.penkevich

    ‘the war was won by silenced and nameless women.’Napoleon once said ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?.’ Empires rise and fall, people pass through the world, and all of it leaves behi...

  • Hamad

    I am keeping this short: I was confused most of the time, the writing was great but I finished while still trying to connect to the characters and story. I felt it was a bit choppy and disjointed. Sti...

  • may ?

    I’m going to be honest, I think my brain was too fried from finals to comprehend this properly, but I still liked it!! leaving it unrated for now but I thought the storytelling was unique, and I lov...

  • jade

    “angry mothers raise daughters fierce enough to fight wolves.” a story about a nonbinary monk looking to expand the annals of history, and the elderly lady who gives them a tale they wi...

  • Bradley

    I'm always on the lookout for writers who are getting people excited, and this one graced my radar several times before I was able to grab her on Netgalley. This one has some really cool setting descr...

  • Tatiana

    This is an example of what a good novella is - rich in background and character development, complex in story telling, beautifully written.Excited to read more from Nghi Vo...