ARC Review: Tales of the Celestial Kingdom by Sue Lynn Tan

Today’s review is about TALES OF THE CELESTIAL KINGDOM by Sue Lynn Tan. It’s a compilation of short stories, from familiar characters, that occur before, during, and after the Celestial Kingdom duology. They offer insights into what these characters were up to behind the scenes. I recommend reading the duology beforehand since there are spoilers.

Author: Sue Lynn Tan
Series: The Celestial Kingdom #2.5
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publish Date: February 6, 2024
Print Length: 176

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ARC Review: Heart of the Sun Warrior by Sue Lynn Tan

Author: Sue Lynn Tan
Series: Celestial Kingdom Book 2
Age Category: New Adult/Adult
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publish Date: November 15, 2022
Print Length: 480

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WWW Wednesday: October 26, 2022

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme revived and hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The idea is to answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses.

What are you currently reading?

What have you just finished reading?

What are you going to read next?

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Fantasy Landscapes

IMAGE CREDITS: tree wolf image by chic2view on 123RF.com. The gorgeous tree wolf is not royalty-free, but is licensed for use to promote Wyrd and Wonder online. You are welcome to use the banner on your Wyrd and Wonder posts, but please make no changes (except to resize if needed) and always credit the artist!

If you’re not sure what Wyrd and Wonder is, check out my introduction post for more information. Imyril, one of the hosts, also has a post with all of the prompts.

Today’s Wyrd and Wonder prompt is fantasy landscapes.

What landscapes or locations feel particularly fantastical to you – and why? Could be (cover) artworks, film / tv locations, places you’ve visited, castles, spooky houses, soaring towers in mountains, beautiful woodland groves, shadowy urban fantasy streets, pools like portals to other worlds – what makes your imagination sing?

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Wyrd and Wonder: Celebrating Mythic Books

IMAGE CREDITS: tree wolf image by chic2view on 123RF.com. The gorgeous tree wolf is not royalty-free, but is licensed for use to promote Wyrd and Wonder online. You are welcome to use the banner on your Wyrd and Wonder posts, but please make no changes (except to resize if needed) and always credit the artist!

If you’re not sure what Wyrd and Wonder is, check out my introduction post for more information. Imyril, one of the hosts, also has a post with all of the prompts.

Today’s Wyrd and Wonder prompt is “mythic.” The idea is to celebrate a subgenre whether it’s a retelling or a secondary world that has that mythic feel. When it comes to fantasy subgenres I think retellings make up the bulk of the subgenre categories I’ve read recently. I’m not saying I’m the most well read in this area, or the most up-to-date. Regardless, here are some books that reimagine myths or have a mythic feel or elements within the story.

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