Author Interview: Zen Cho – Author of Sorcerer to the Crown and Spirits Abroad #AsianLitBingo

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a good week and are reading some wonderful books.

It gives me great pleasure to announce that I have a guest on my blog today: Zen Cho! She is a truly phenomenal writer, one that I personally look up to, and I am so excited to be sharing my author interview with her. Zen Cho has written one of my favourite fantasy books of all time, Sorcerer to the Crownand she also write a fantastic novella, The Terracotta Bride, which you might have seen me rave about on my Twitter!

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The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho – An exquisite homage to love and life

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In the tenth court of hell, spirits wealthy enough to bribe the bureaucrats of the underworld can avoid both the torments of hell and the irreversible change of reincarnation.

It’s a comfortable undeath … even for Siew Tsin. She didn’t choose to be married to the richest man in hell, but she’s reconciled. Until her husband brings home a new bride.

Yonghua is an artificial woman crafted from terracotta. What she is may change hell for good. Who she is will transform Siew Tsin. And as they grow closer, the mystery of Yonghua’s creation will draw Siew Tsin into a conspiracy where the stakes are eternal life – or a very final death.

After reading Cho’s spectacular Sorcerer to the Crown, I was an instant fan. I was thus inevitably drawn to The Terracotta Bride – a fantasy short story that plunges us headfirst into the throes of the Chinese afterlife.

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