GIVEAWAY: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C Dao // a bewitching villain protagonist + court intrigue

Welcome back, booklings! Gather round our fairy ring of maitake mushrooms -- it's time for a brand new giveaway!

Today, we're giving away a copy of Forest of A Thousand Lanterns by Julie C Dao, about a young girl Xifeng who will stop at nothing to win the emperor's favour and become the empress ... this budding sorceress will even eat her enemies' hearts. What a chilling villain origin story!

The paperback of FOTL was released in September, and the sequel Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix will be released on November 6! So this is a great time to join the giveaway.

This giveaway is now closed. However, great news — join my latest giveaway here, for another fantastic prize!

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Full blurb (buy links here):
Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her.

Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high? Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins — sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with both breathtaking pain and beauty, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns possesses all the hallmarks of masterful fantasy: dazzling magic, heartbreaking romance, and a world that hangs in the balance.
This prize will be shipped by The Book Depository. If you live somewhere TBD doesn't ship and win this giveaway, I will find a substitute shipping method or a substitute prize.

This giveaway will run until December 10th, at which point I shall select a winner and have a new giveaway for everyone else. Yay!

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