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The Weeping Empress,
This review is from: The Weeping Empress (Paperback)
Chiyo Alglaeca was happy in her life. She was a mother, a wife with a nice home and then one day it was all gone. Chiyo wakes up in a strange land, in a time period long gone, and in the middle of a battle. She soon discovers that the fighting she does on the outside is easy compared to the raging battle going on inside her, that of missing her family. Finally coming to terms that she will never get back to the life she once knew she moves forward becoming the fiercest warrior there is.
This book will grab you from the first page to the last. The transformation of Chiyo from basically a pampered housewife to a fierce bloodthirsty warrior is written so well. Muhjah and Senko, two swordsmen who during the first fight decide to bring Chiyo along as entertainment, quickly see something in her and begin to teach her to fight properly. Skip ahead a few years and you see a different Chiyo. The description of her physical appearance "she had never been fat but had always fondly considered herself voluptuous. Now her figure was all angles. Her hipbones protruded sharply. Her shoulders, elbows, and knees were covered by nothing more than muscles, skin and ink. There was no excess padding to blunt their angles. She ripples muscularity, a byproduct of everyday life." The beast inside her has grown and she thinks nothing of killing, in fact eagerly embraces it.
I can't say enough about this book. Everyone should read it even if it's not the genre you normally read. My only question would be how did Chiyo get to the past. The ending literally left me in tears. I received this book from the author through Goodreads. Thank you Sadie for writing this story and for sending it to me to read.