Shanghai Immortal

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Author: A. Y. Chao

Category: Fiction & related items

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Hodderscape

ISBN: 9781399717458

RRP: $24.99


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‘The must-read debut of 2023’ Tasha Suri

‘Bursting with personality’ Xiran Jay Zhao

Half vampire. Half fox-spirit. All trouble.

Half vampire, half fox-spirit, and all trouble, Lady Jing has never belonged anywhere. As the King of Hell’s ward, she has spent the past ninety years dodging taunts from vicious courtiers and trying – and failing – to control her temper.

So when she overhears the courtiers plotting to steal a priceless pearl, she seizes her chance to expose them.

With the help of gentle mortal Tony Lee, Jing embarks on a chase for intel, through Hell and into jazz-age Shanghai. But when her hijinks put Tony in danger, she must decide which is more important: avenging her loss of face, or a chance for tenderness – and maybe even love . . .

This richly told adult fantasy debut teems with Chinese deities and demons cavorting in jazz age Shanghai.

‘A delightfully wild ride’ Chelsea Abdullah

‘A gritty, glittering tale’ Saara El-Arifi

‘A love letter to Chinese mythology’ Tanvi Berwah

‘Outstanding’ T.L. Huchu

‘Absolutely delightful’ Judy I. Lin

‘Absolutely rooting for Lady Jing forever’ Hannah Kaner

Shanghai Immortal is the must-read debut of 2023, both intensely fun and heart wrenching. A wild ride through a Shanghai you’ve never seen before – Tasha Suri, award-winning author of The Jasmine Throne

A wildly inventive and moving romp that goes through the mortal and immortal realms of China, with an endearing and tumultuous main character – Aliette de Bodard, award-winning author of the Dominion of the Fallen Series

Thrilling to the very last page, Shanghai Immortal is an immersive and exuberant journey through the dazzling realms of the wicked and the divine – Victor Manibo, author of The Sleepless

An absolutely delightful romp of a book. It’s impossible not to be charmed by Lady Jing as she gets up to shenanigans in mortal and hell Shanghai. I was entranced from start to finish – Judy I. Lin, New York Times bestselling author of the Book of Tea duology

Charmingly irreverent and led by a protagonist bursting with personality, Shanghai Immortal brings a hilarious fresh spin on the deep lore of Chinese mythology, tinged with a dash of unexpected sweetness – Xiran Jay Zhao, author of Iron Widow & Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor

A sparkling new voice in fantasy! Chao captures the imagination from the first page with a snarky heroine you’ll fall in love with, immersive and inventive worldbuilding, and most of all, a lot of heart – June CL Tan, author of Jade Fire Gold

This novel is a glitzy, fast-paced and fun-filled joyride. Vividly imagined and packed with family drama and a charming romance, Shanghai Immortal is a light and entertaining read, assuring us that A.Y. Chao is here to stay – Locus Magazine

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