Song of the Crimson Flower

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Penguin, Nov 5, 2019 - Young Adult Fiction - 288 pages
From the acclaimed author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns comes a fantastical new tale of darkness and love, in which magical bonds are stronger than blood.

Will love break the spell? After cruelly rejecting Bao, the poor physician's apprentice who loves her, Lan, a wealthy nobleman's daughter, regrets her actions. So when she finds Bao's prized flute floating in his boat near her house, she takes it into her care, not knowing that his soul has been trapped inside it by an evil witch, who cursed Bao, telling him that only love will set him free. Though Bao now despises her, Lan vows to make amends and help break the spell.

Together, the two travel across the continent, finding themselves in the presence of greatness in the forms of the Great Forest's Empress Jade and Commander Wei. They journey with Wei, getting tangled in the webs of war, blood magic, and romance along the way. Will Lan and Bao begin to break the spell that's been placed upon them? Or will they be doomed to live out their lives with black magic running through their veins?

In this fantastical tale of darkness and love, some magical bonds are stronger than blood.
 

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User Review  - Carolesrandomlife - LibraryThing

I had a fantastic time with this book! It has been a long time since I was able to read an entire book in a single day but it was so easy to get lost in this book. This wasn't a long book with less ... Read full review

Song of the Crimson Flower

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Tam Huynh never visits his betrothed, Lan Vu, and won’t set a wedding date. Lan maintains that Tam is just shy and prefers to show his devotion with nightly serenades. In truth, the songs come ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
8
Section 2
40
Section 3
50
Section 4
58
Section 5
66
Section 6
78
Section 7
90
Section 8
103
Section 13
167
Section 14
175
Section 15
186
Section 16
194
Section 17
213
Section 18
227
Section 19
237
Section 20
251

Section 9
119
Section 10
131
Section 11
143
Section 12
156
Section 21
263
Section 22
270
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About the author (2019)

Julie Dao (www.juliedao.com) is a proud Vietnamese American who was born in Upstate New York. She studied medicine in college, but came to realize blood and needles were her kryptonite. By day, she worked in science news and research; by night, she wrote books about heroines unafraid to fight for their dreams, which inspired her to follow her passion of becoming a published author. She is the author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns and Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix. Julie lives in New England. Follow her on Twitter @jules_writes.

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