Six Crimson Cranes

Six Crimson Cranes

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Children's, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 26/07/2022
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Six Crimson Cranes
Hidden Magics
A wondrous tale full of colour and magic. When princess Shiori tries to hide her forbidden powers while learning all she can from the dragon she met in the... READ MORE
Six Crimson Cranes
Beautiful inside and out
I am a big sucker for a beautiful cover, which I know is not the best way to decide what to read. But in this instance the cover very much matches the cont... READ MORE
Megan Hoslett


A princess in exile. Six enchanted cranes. An unspeakable curse. A beautiful and immersive YA fantasy retelling of the Grimm brothers' The Six Swans fairytale, set in an East-Asian inspired world, by the author of Spin the Dawn. Shiori'anma, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted, but it also catches the attention of Raikama, her stepmother. A sorceress in her own right, Raikama banishes the young princess, turning her brothers into cranes, and warning Shiori that she must speak of it to no one: for with every word that escapes her lips, one of her brothers will die. Penniless, voiceless, and alone, Shiori searches for her brothers, and uncovers a dark conspiracy to seize the throne. Only Shiori can set the kingdom to rights, but to do so she must place her trust in a paper bird, a mercurial dragon, as well as the very boy she fought so hard not to marry. And she must embrace the magic she's been taught all her life to contain - no matter what it costs her.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781529356571
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 320g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 18 mm

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Fantastic Fantasy Read
I spotted this book in and the cover jumped out at me (I love all things Asian inspired), I read the blurb, the first page and then I bought it, curious fo... READ MORE
Charlotte Ravenall