Phoenix extravagant

by Lee, Yoon Ha

Format: Print Book 2020
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Summary
The new blockbuster original fantasy work from Nebula, Hugo and Clarke award nominated author Yoon Ha Lee!

Dragons. Art. Revolution.

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.

What they can do is steal Arazi, the ministry's mighty dragon automaton, and find a way to fight...
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Lee (Hexarchate Stories) sets an arresting tale of loyalty, identity, and the power of art in a skillfully rendered fantasy world inspired by the Japanese occupation of Korea. The Empire of Razan conquered Hwaguk six years earlier, transforming it into Administrative Territory Fourteen. When Gyen Jebi, a nonbinary struggling artist, registers for a Razanei name to enhance their job prospects, their sister, Bongsunga, calls Jebi a traitor to their Hwagugin heritage and cuts off the financial support she had been providing. Jebi is left in no position to turn down a job offer from the Razan government's defense sector, especially not when the recruiter threatens to arrest Bongsunga for her revolutionary ties should Jebi refuse. Jebi's task is to destroy classic Hwagugin artworks, reducing them to a powder with magical properties that can be used as a pigment to paint codes onto automatons of war and program their behaviors. When Jebi secretly teaches the mechanical dragon they're working on to speak, Jebi learns the devastating truth behind a recent massacre. But will Jebi be able to save their people and regain their sister's trust? Readers need not be history buffs to appreciate Lee's rich worldbuilding, but those with knowledge of Korean history will find the nuance and detail especially rewarding. Lee's masterful storytelling is sure to wow. Agent: Jennifer Jackson, Donald Maass Literary Agency. (June)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Painters -- Fiction.
Gender-nonconforming people -- Fiction.
Sigils -- Fiction.
Robots -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- Fiction.
Dragons -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher Oxford, UK :2020
Language English
Description 346 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781781087947
1781087946
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