As far as most know, Jie is in training to become a Night Blossom, one of the famed courtesans of the Floating World. But that is just a cover. In truth, Jie is a member of the legendary Black Lotus Clan, a highly trained spy and assassin. Now it seems someone has discovered the truth about her and plans to see her dead.
J. C. Kang is a name I’ve seen circulating around. Fellow reviewers have mentioned The Dragon Songs Saga, praising the worldbuilding and characters, among other elements of that quadrilogy. It’s fair to say, I’ve been looking for the right time to pick up one of his works. When he contacted booknest.eu with the specific request that I review his latest in a series of novellas, the time seemed only right to carve out an hour and a half and get through what turned out to be a delightfully kinetic 93-page dive into a world reminiscent of medieval China…but with an exotic half-elf courtesan/spy taking the lead!