The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan

The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan

CHINA, 484 A.D. A Warrior in Disguise All her life, Mulan has trained for one purpose: to win the duel that every generation in her family must fight. If she prevails, she can reunite a pair of priceless heirloom swords separated decades earlier, and avenge her father, who was paralyzed in his own duel. Then a messenger from the Emperor arrives, demanding that all families se CHINA, 484 A.D. A Warrior in Disguise All her life, Mulan has trained for one purpose: to win the duel that...

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Title:The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan
Author:Sherry Thomas
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Genres:Retellings
ISBN:The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan Reviews

  • Cheryl Klein
    Mar 25, 2019
    This is the first novel I signed up as an editor at Lee & Low, and it has all the excellent things you want a Mulan retelling to have: a Mulan who's figuring out who she is, an epic sweep in the war against the Northerners, family drama, terrific fight scenes, romance. I've loved r...
  • Laura
    Jul 03, 2019
    I confess, I avoid Disney's animated 'princess' movies as much as possible, so I hadn't seen "Mulan" and only knew the bare outlines of her story. The author apparently takes some liberties with the source material but readers won't care. There is a lot of history here and at times I s...
  • Samantha
    May 31, 2019
    Love a good retelling! Parts of this were slow pace, but I felt that the characters were done well. I also appreciated that Mulan pretending to be a bit was done in a way that felt more realistic, and also addressed the complications of going to the bathroom and bathing (though periods...
  • Nenia Campbell
    Sep 27, 2017
    FINALLY This better be good. The last couple Mulan "retellings" I read were garbage. lol ...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Oct 12, 2017
    MULAN RETELLING!!!? I really hope this is legit. Ooo this finally has a title! The Magnolia part really makes me think of the Mulan Chinese drama I watched a while back. ...
  • ♠️ TABI ♠️
    Jul 13, 2018
    While I was utterly annoyed and bored by her Sherlock retelling flop . . . anything Mulan will always call to me okay ...
  • Morgan
    May 02, 2019
    ARC provided by the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. ?We stand toe to toe, nothing but crossed blades between us.? This book is full of things that I don?t normally love: instalove, being on a journey nearly the whole book, more males characters...
  • Brie
    May 16, 2019
    I don't usually do early reviews, but when I do, it's because the book was very good. And this one is better than that. This book is so sweet and elegant and with so much restraint. There's not an extra ounce of fat in it but just the right amount to give it all the flavor; everyth...
  • Simona Bartolotta
    Sep 29, 2017
    Be still my beating heart. ...
  • Carina Olsen
    May 07, 2019
    There is so much I loved about this that I do not know where to begin. This Mulan retelling was every kinds of epic. And I loved every moment of it. I'm a huge fan of Sherry. And of the Disney movie version of Mulan. And so I knew I would adore this book. Which I did. So happy about it...
  • Rebecca
    Jun 19, 2019
    I was fortunate enough to get an ARC through my local bookstore. I've been dying to read this book since I first heard about it earlier this year. A Mulan retelling?? Yes please! The only reason this book didn't get 5 stars from me was that it was a bit info dumpish is some places. It ...
  • diana
    May 15, 2019
    Can anyone please tell me there's a sequel?!? ...
  • Steph
    Jun 25, 2019
    I enjoyed this retelling of Mulan but I felt like there was a lot of talking going on and not a lot of action. I also felt a lack of emotional attachment to the story and the characters. This was an enjoyable read but I didn't love it. It was definitely missing depth that I would have ...
  • J. Dominique
    Jun 04, 2019
    I received this book from the Goodreads giveaway, and I am so glad that I did! When I first got the notification that I won the giveaway, I was just like, "oh cool," and didn't pay much attention to it. Then, when I actually got the book in, I was pleasantly surprised to see what i...
  • Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
    Mar 25, 2019
    Oh. My. God. MULANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN. Seriously, though. Don't disappoint me. *shakes fists at book* ...
  • Amélie Boucher
    Apr 14, 2019
    An own voices Mulan retelling? YES PLEASE ...
  • Lenore .
    May 03, 2019
    Excited to start my ARC soon! ...
  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
    Apr 24, 2019
    Every woman has a great deal of experience presenting herself as someone other than who she is, since no girl is ever everything the world wants her to be. OH MY GOD, YOU GUYS. This is, without a doubt, the BEST Mulan retelling I have ever read. Granted, I don?t remember ha...
  • Nina (Every Word A Doorway)
    Sep 29, 2017
    Last time a book lured me in with the promise of a Mulan retelling, I was so disappointed because the storyline barely resembled Mulan, save for the fact that the heroine dressed as a boy (yes, Flame in the Mist, I'm looking at you). But this premise sounds more like an actual retellin...
  • ♔ Dark Lordette Jennymort ♔
    May 14, 2019
    *SCREAMS* AND DEFEAT THE HUNS! AND GET OUR HANDS ON THIS BOOK *twitches on the floor like an addict* ...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    May 13, 2019
    my heart says yes but my bank account says, "girl, you've got too many books on your cart for someone with 5 euros to their name" but...A! MULAN! RETELLING! ...
  • Roxanne
    May 27, 2019
    This was a slow read but ultimately worth it. Every woman has a great deal of experience presenting herself as someone other than who she is, since no girl is ever everything the world wants her to be I really enjoyed the thought out plot and bits of culture that shine through ...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Jun 09, 2018
    Well I mean...I have more faith in this than the film adaptation currently in the works. ...
  • Cassandra
    Jun 26, 2019
    I received an eArc from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Sherry Thomas seems to be incapable of writing a boring book and this book has everything I could want from the story of Mulan. This is a YA/NA focused rendition of Mulan's story but as she and Kai face intrigue, da...
  • Stephanie L (catteabooks)
    Mar 04, 2019
    A summary, finally! This is one of my most anticipated reads this year because come on, it's Mulan, and again it's Mulan. ...
  • Jaime
    May 10, 2018
    04/04/19: I was correct, this is the greatest cover I've ever seen. 05/02/19: This title is so fucking amazing and I am now so hyped for the cover because I can just tell that it's going to be the greatest cover in existence. 08/09/18: It looks like Disney is going to disappo...
  • jessica mitchell
    Jun 18, 2019
    I acquired an ARC for this as a member of Quail Ridge Books' Teen Advisory Board. I chose it because I've always been interested in learning more about Chinese history, because I usually tend to read books about the years between maybe 1600-1980. Honestly, when I picked it up and read ...
  • Ivy
    Jan 14, 2019
    PLEASE. PLEASE. P L E A S E. edit 1/31/19: title ALERT TITLE ALERT holy FORKING shirtballs. VERY VERY GOOD beautiful AHH flowers SHE i love MY WiFE baalllaaaddd and SWORDSSSSS edit 3/8/19: cover ALERT. Jesus Christ this book could be used as a WEAPON. I LOVE HER. nUt. ...
  • Prince Charming Doesn't Exist
    Jun 24, 2019
    I'M GONNA CUT MY HAIR OFF FOR THIS I NEED MULAN YOU CAN TAKE MY HAIR (view spoiler)[ IT'S STRAIGHT AND BLACK (hide spoiler)] ...
  • Vic005
    Sep 27, 2017
    I NEED THIS NOW ...