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Empress of All Seasons

Narrated by: Hanako Footman
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

In a deadly tournament to become empress, any may enter, but only one will survive, and one competitor doesn't just plan to win - she's going to steal the Emperor's fortune....

In each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace's enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, and you can marry the prince. All are eligible to compete - all except yokai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human Emperor is determined to enslave and destroy.     

Mari has spent a lifetime training to become Empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren't hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yokai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. If discovered, her life will be forfeit. As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, Mari's fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yokai outcast.   

Torn between duty and love, loyalty and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness, the choices of Mari, Taro and Akira will decide the fate of Honoku.

©2018 Emiko Jean (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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Amazing

Amazing YA fantasy inspired by Asian mythology. Ending was very different to what I expected! Very well narrated and I was hooked in from the first chapter. Would recommend!

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a girl power story - beautifully narrated

A girl power story. Beautifully narrated. The end surprised me... made me think!! I enjoyed this even though it's not "My Typical" book

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