Sŏndŏk, Princess of the Moon and Stars
THE ROYAL DIARIES is pleased to introduce historical novelist, Sheri Holman, who makes her debut on the list with a captivating story of fourteen-year-old Princess Sondok from seventh-century Korea.
During the seventh-century, the land which is now Korea was fraught with political and religious intrigue. The country was split into Three Kingdoms, each fighting for supremacy: Silla, Koguryo, and Paekche. Besides the warring kingdoms, there are three religions in conflict: Shamanism, the ancient female-dominated faith wherein Shamanist priestesses wield great power at court, foretelling the future, performing important national rituals, and healing sickness; Buddhism, the contemplative State religion; and Confucianism, a recent import from powerful China.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Beammey - LibraryThing
I liked the book! I thought it was good, but not amazing. I did like the astrological aspect of it though and I did stay interested. For a person in the right age group I can see how this would be a big hit. Very good. 3.75 out of 5 stars. I would recommend it. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - t1bclasslibrary - LibraryThing
Sondok is interesting because she is struggling with typical adolescent issues while struggling with her father and her coming into power as the first female ruler of her country. Some portions of the ... Read full review