[Ebook] The Library of Legends By Janie Chang – Yidianban.info


The Library of Legends From The Author Of Three Souls And Dragon Springs Road Comes A Captivating Historical Novel In Which A Convoy Of Student Refugees Travel Across China, Fleeing The Hostilities Of A Brutal War With Japan Myths Are The Darkest And Brightest Incarnations Of Who We AreChina, When Japanese Bombs Begin Falling On The City Of Nanking, Nineteen Year Old Hu Lian And Her Classmates At Minghua University Are Ordered To Flee Lian And A Convoy Of Students, Faculty And Staff Must Walk , Miles To The Safety Of China S Western Provinces, A Journey Marred By The Constant Threat Of Aerial Attack And It Is Not Just The Refugees Who Are At Risk Lian And Her Classmates Have Been Entrusted With A Priceless Treasure A Year Old Collection Of Myths And Folklore Known As The Library Of LegendsThe Students Common Duty To Safeguard The Library Of Legends Creates Unexpected Bonds Lian Becomes Friends And Forms A Cautious Romance With The Handsome And Wealthy Liu Shaoming But After One Classmate Is Arrested And Another One Is Murdered, Lian Realizes She Must Escape Before A Family Secret Puts Her In Danger Too Accompanied By Shao And His Enigmatic Maidservant, Sparrow, Lian Makes Her Way To Shanghai In The Hopes Of Reuniting With Her MotherDuring The Journey, Lian Learns Of The Connection Between Her Two Companions And A Tale From The Library Of Legends, The Willow Star And The Prince This Revelation Comes With Profound Consequences, For As The Ancient Books Travel Across China, They Awaken Immortals And Guardian Spirits Who Embark On An Exodus Of Their Own, One That Will Change The Country S Fate Forever



10 thoughts on “The Library of Legends

  1. says:

    This is a gorgeous Historical Fiction novel based on a true tale of the Second Sino Japanese war , with mysticism and folklore The storytelling is both enchanting and heartbreaking I m a Janie Chang fan I love reading her books This is my third Three Souls was magical beautiful Dragon Spring Road was equally beautiful and brilliant as Three Souls The Library of Legends has a slightly different feeling than Janie Chang s other


  2. says:

    3.5 I love reading about events in history that I knew nothing about and the authors who bring them into the reading light of day It is 1937 and the official start of the second Sino japanese War and China has ordered the evacuation of their middle schools and Universities Hoping to save thier brightest young for the future This is the story of one such University and the students, students who will travel a thousand miles to Chi


  3. says:

    I read this for a cover quote Janie Chang and I are friends, though I read and enjoyed her books before I met her and this one enthralled me THE LIBRARY OF LEGENDS is a gorgeous, poetic journey threaded with mist and magic about a group from a Chinese university who take to the road to escape the Japanese invasion of 1937 only to discover that danger stalks them from within Pure enchantment


  4. says:

    2020 review 3.75 5stars Full transparency Janie Chang wrote my all time favorite book Three Souls and sent me an ARC of The Library of Legends early THANK YOU Janie for sending me this Let me begin by stating the obvious I did not give this 5 stars like I did Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road I was slightly disappointed in this book for two reasons that were my own fault 1 my expectations were absolutely THROUGH THE ROOF2 this wasn t the book I was expecting because I didn t 2020 review 3.75 5stars Full transparency Janie Chang wrote my all time favorite book Three Souls and sent me an ARC of The Library of Legends early THANK YOU Janie for sending me this Let me begin by stating the obvious I did not give this 5 stars like I did Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road I was slightly disappointed in this book for two reasons that were my own fault 1 my expectations were absolutely THROUGH THE ROOF2 this wasn t the book I was expecting because I didn t read the synopsis lolAlso, let me say right up I HIGHLY recommend this book for fans of Fantasy books who want to get into historical Lit fic This would be SUCH a great stepping stone for people like that because this is historical lit fic but has MANY elements you d find in a fantasy novel plot event based large cast of characters and POV switches folklore magic DRAGONS Star crossed lovers WAR Characters traveling from one place across the country to another amazing world building The unfortunate part is, I m not a big fan of fantasy, so I was waiting for this book to be a literary fiction similar to TS or DSR, which it simply wasn t I applaud Janie for trying something new, and I think this book will work for a LOT of people I m hoping if I reread it, it will get that full 5stars, but I guess I m selfish and just want Leiyin all over again lolThings I liked the plot was SO interesting Love the use of folklore and myths so much history I feel like Janie s books teach meabout China than any class did the characters were really interesting and fleshed out VERY gripping Kept me wanting to read every time I put it down The writing is very simple but still beautiful weirdly timely It was very strange but reading about this war and the bombings of Nanking and the conversations about war and trauma WEIRDLY are being talked about today in 2020 with the covid 19 pandemic Terrifying but timely.Things I disliked I m not a big fan of the characters traveling from one place to another I felt the dialogue was quite stilted and didn t let the characters open up to each other or show the building of relationships I wish we gotabout the library We got a few myths which I LOVED and I wantedI ll be addingto this review and also posting my videos closer to the release day MAY 12, 2020 2018 pre release WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAITWAITWAITTTTTTTWHEN DID THIS GET A TITLE AND A RELEASE DATEWHY AM I SO BEHINDHOLY CRAP2 YEARS UNTIL JANIE CHANG S 3RD NOVEL COMES OUT BRB SCREAMING


  5. says:

    Stunning novel that manages so many facets of good ole fashion story telling A dynamic tale set between opposing matters of rule in 1937 China where wealthy children of the ruling oligarchy have only adjusted to adulthood, students who now have their illusions shattered as they flee into the impoverished interior with little food security or even protection from the elements They come face to face with those in pursuit of communism versus na


  6. says:

    3.5 starsThe first thought that popped into my head after I finished reading this book was how different it turned out to be from what I had expected From a historical perspective, this is a story I greatly appreciated, as it covered a portion of history not widely known, set during a time period not often depicted in novels about the World War II era The year is 1937 in Nanjing, China as Japanese bombs begin to fall on the city, students and fa


  7. says:

    I didn t really enjoy this book for a few reasons the arrogant, mindless but rich male protagonist was unlikeable to me, the female protagonist didn t seem to have a mind of her own, the writing was a bit simplistic for not being YA I guess I expectedfrom this book when I read the summary.The story takes place during world war II in China among University students A group of the students must travel from their campus to another part of China that is


  8. says:

    The exodus of Chinese universities and middle schools began in 1937, the official start of the Second Sino Japanese War The purpose of schools relocating to China s interior was about safeguarding the nation s intellectual legacy, so necessary for building the future China, 1937 Nineteen year old Hu Lian has been studying at Minghua University in Nanking She comes from a humble family She is one of only three students awarded scholarship Now, due to Jap


  9. says:

    Atmospheric and beautifully told, Janie Chang has woven a tale that tugs on the threads of China s history and legend alike Readers will find themselves immersed in this story of love amidst war, hope amidst sacrifice Highly recommended


  10. says:

    Historical fiction with a twist of folkloric fantasy a genre right up my alley I found the majority of the book to be somewhat tedious, however I wish there had beento the history and folklore and less to the romance.I enjoyed the last quarter of the book the most probably because that s when the most action and fantasy took place , but I got a little bored with the unending account of the character s moods and march to safety during the first half of the book


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About the Author: Janie Chang

Janie Chang grew up listening to stories about life in a small Chinese town in the years before the Second World War and tales of ancestors who encountered dragons, ghosts, and immortals Her two novels, THREE SOULS andl DRAGON SPRINGS ROAD have been nominated for the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award DRAGON SPRINGS ROAD was a Canadian national bestseller Her upcoming novel THE LIBRARY OF LEGENDS will be available April 28, 2020 Canada , May 12 USA Born in Taiwan, Janie has lived in the Philippines, Iran, Thailand, and New Zealand She now lives in beautiful Vancouver, Canada with her husband and Mischa, a rescue cat blessed with astonishing beauty and no self esteem issues whatsoever.