RIVER OF STARS
Although the various plotlines in Kay’s River of Stars eventually come together in surprising ways that draw the reader in, the book is slow to start and confusing at first. The characters are relatable and admirable, but readers might have a hard time being engaged by the fractured storyline. In addition, the book is anchored in history more than fantasy. It is an intriguing world with occasional magical elements and obvious connections to the fantastic past of the Chinese. Despite the slow start, the book is worth a read for those who enjoy historical fiction and exciting war scenes mixed with the nuances of court intrigue.