After reading an excerpt of A Magic Steeped In Poison, I was hooked. Judy I. Lin brews pure magic in this young adult book. This is a fantastic debut! The amount of research she poured into this Chinese mythology is amazing!
In the steps of her mother, Ning enters a magical competition at the palace in hopes of saving her sister from the same poison that took her mother. I nearly cried for Ning, her family, and her village!
The mystery of who is responsible for the poisonings and who will be the next shénnóng-shi for the next palace held my attention.
A Magic Steeped in Poison is part of a duology, and I look forward to reading the second book!
How far would you go to save your family?
Ning illicitly obtains a scroll, poses as a shénnóng-tu, and joins the shénnóng-shi competition to earn a favor from the princess.
This family love warms my heart. I can’t wait to read more of this book!