kingdom of xia


Asian-Culture Inspired Fantasy

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hesiones  asked:

Hi! I noticed that in your recent adsom edit, you used an East Asian face for Lila Bard, who is white. I'd like to suggest some books involving Asian-esque characters that need more publicity on tumblr: the Kingdom of Xia series by Cindy Pon, The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, The Sea of Ink and Gold series by Traci Chee, Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee, Breath of Earth by Beth Cato. Thanks!

i will definitely look into these thank u!! 

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Inspired by the rich history of Chinese mythology, this sweeping fantasy is set in the ancient Kingdom of Xia and tells the coming of age story of Skybright, a young girl who worries about her growing otherness. As she turns 16, Skybright notices troubling changes. By day, she is a companion and handmaid to the youngest daughter of a very wealthy family. But nighttime brings with it a darkness that not even daybreak can quell. When her plight can no longer be denied, Skybright learns that despite a dark destiny, she must struggle to retain her sense of self—even as she falls in love for the first time.

“Vivid worldbuilding, incendiary romance, heart-pounding action, and characters that will win you over—I highly recommend Serpentine.”—Cinda Williams Chima, bestselling author of the Seven Realms and Heir Chronicles fantasy novels

“Serpentine is unique and surprising, with a beautifully-drawn fantasy world that sucked me right in! I love Skybright’s transformative power, and how she learns to take charge of it.”—Kristin Cashore, New York Times bestselling of the Graceling Realm Series

“Serpentine’s world oozes with lush details and rich lore, and the characters crackle with life. This is one story that you’ll want to lose yourself in.”—Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of Legend and The Young Elites

I wrote Serpentine to focus on a strong female friendship and delve into the idea of monstrous beauties. This is the perfect time to pick up the title as Sacrifice, the sequel, will be out September 27th! Check out the amazing jacket illustration below!

Open RP (kind of long intro sorry)

She couldn’t remember how she died. She couldn’t even remember who she used to be. The kind hearted girl had lost her poor innocent heart, her lifeless body that laid in the rain disappearing into petals and forming a new girl in her place. A new girl who would become nothing like her. All she remembered was her old name, Ai. And in her short time living as this shell she learned that she was a Nobody and gave herself a new name, Xia.

It sounded like such a lovely name. A lovely name for the lovely powers she now possessed. The young pink haired girl had been wandering worlds through the portals she learned she could make, bored and full of mischief. Sure it seemed darkness was infecting worlds again, but she wanted to cause some chaos of her own.

And now she found a seemingly peaceful world called Twilight Town, and within its forest a strange mansion. Curious she had wandered inside and found nobody but it didn’t bother her. Somebody was bound to come here. Who could resist a abandoned mansion? The girl lay sprawled on one of the couches in the main area and due to her boredom of waiting had sprouted vines that were all over the walls, roses of all colors blooming from them.

There was a rather large rose in front of her, a lovely light pink color, that she occasionally sniffed and pet like it was her baby from time to time. When she thought she heard someone coming, she dispersed it but left the vines on the walls. She could always claim they grew there on their own given the state the mansion was in. Sitting up a bit on the couch, she called out “Come in..” in a melodious tone, acting like the place was now hers.