The Long Way
|Rating||:||4.88 (898 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||262 Pages|
The Long Way -- Nothing More & Nothing Less than Total Escape for Imagination -- 100% Immersed in this Story from First to Last! By the time I was closing in on the end of The Long Way I had grown so fond of -- so warmly attached to this story -- that I felt compelled to nominate it for a Goodreads Choice this year, and I still feel invested personally, to some degree, in whether this story will reach as wide an audience as my hopes would dictate (please read this, dear reader! :).I am always driven to promote literary fiction I think is really worthwhile from my own reading and study. But, in this case, I j. "A bit dry" according to Amazon Customer. I got this ARC from NetGalley and this is my honest review.1,5Chi-yen is a girl in 19th century Canton who lives in a brothel as a servant girl,where life is harsh and often brutal and even more so for someone whose blue eyes clearly tell the world that she is mixed race due to her prostitue mother becoming pregnant by a foreigner.Chi-Yen cant remember much about her mother apart from some words of wisdom she shared with her"To live a happy life you must always be the second uglies. Fast-paced and Intriguing! The fluidity of the words, and the flow of storytelling, drew me in immediately. I was surprised and delighted by all the different settings The Long Way ushered me through. The words created an indelible visualization of a time and land long gone. I won't soon forget the people Chi-Yen met along the way. I still get an uneasy feeling in my stomach when I pull up an image of Basil Malvenue, and I am sure to miss Chi-Yen for more than a few days! (Until I see her again.) (hopefully!
"A fine historical fantasy tale featuring a memorable, tenacious protagonist." --Kirkus Reviews
Moving from China's Opium Wars of the mid-19th century to the California gold rush and the taming of the Wild West, this epic historical fantasy follows the quest for an ancient Chinese dragon lost in a strange new world. A neglected orphan, an angry monk, and a sinister Englishman come together in a clash of wills and cultures that could change the future for the better--or for much, much worse.