"To my delight, Kang delivers a stellar cast of characters, each with his or her own skills, strengths, and flaws. He presents the pimple-faced teen princess as realistically sheltered and gullible, yearning for a man who can see the value of her musical art form. But this isn't just a princess story. JC Kang toggles from Kaiya's musical romance to the covert spies and espionage that make this story truly shine. My favorite character is Tian, a Black Lotus operative with a head for numbers. He presents numerous calculations throughout the story, and inscenes told from Tian's point of view, the author uses precise numbers in prose to further characterize Tian in a subtle, pervasive, and wholly effective way."
"Smartly paced, with cross-cutting chapters that advance the plot along its intertwined story lines, this novel propels the reader through its colorful narrative. The author carefully balances action and intrigue with a modest fantasy element to keep the story's plot twists unpredictable."
"The wonderfully opulent oriental setting of this fresh fantasy novel is brought vividly to life with lush detail and imagery, and magic that is exquisitely subtle and intricately woven into the fabric of the world."
From the Author
Books in the Dragon Songs Saga:
The quartet is complete:
- Songs of Insurrection
- Orchestra of Treacheries
- Dances of Deception
- Symphony of Fates