Forest of a Thousand Lanterns: Rise of the Empress Series, Book 1
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Series:
Published:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2017
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
The Wrath and the Dawn meets Snow White and the Huntsman in this dark and mystical East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress."A richly developed fantasy world . . . Julie C. Dao is a talent to watch."—Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young ElitesEighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her.Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high? Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins—sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute. Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with both breathtaking pain and beauty, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns possesses all the hallmarks of masterful fantasy: dazzling magic, heartbreaking romance, and a world that hangs in the balance. Fans of Heartless, Stealing Snow, and Red Queen will devour this stunning debut.Praise for Forest of a Thousand LanternsA Junior Library Guild Selection"A richly developed fantasy world coupled with an ambitious anti-heroine of complex agency, this story shines and surprises at every turn. Julie C. Dao is a talent to watch."—Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites★ "A masterful reimagining of the early life of Snow White's Evil Queen."—Booklist, starred review★ "Lushly written . . . tantalizing reading."—Publishers Weekly, starred review"Rich in detail and full of gore and blood, this dark novel will satisfy 'Game of Thrones' fans."—School Library Journal"A stunning reimagining of the Evil Queen. Filled with treacherous courtesans, dark magic, terrible choices, and bloody hearts, Julie Dao's exquisite take on this classic villain rises far above the average retelling."—Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval"Magnetic, seductive, and alluring, Dao's Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is a lush, captivating read about desire and the lengths to which we will go to find our true destiny."—S. Jae-Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Wintersong
Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Street Date:
10/10/2017
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525493983
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6.4, 17 Points
Lexile measure:
840
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Julie C. Dao. (2017). Forest of a Thousand Lanterns: Rise of the Empress Series, Book 1. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Julie C. Dao. 2017. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns: Rise of the Empress Series, Book 1. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Julie C. Dao, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns: Rise of the Empress Series, Book 1. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Julie C. Dao. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns: Rise of the Empress Series, Book 1. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection21
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
53691394-cd0b-ec52-56cc-ce2cad6ac083
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Sep 07, 2017 10:31:32
Date Updated:
Nov 09, 2019 22:59:17
Last Metadata Check:
Nov 10, 2019 11:11:02
Last Metadata Change:
Oct 12, 2019 15:00:51
Last Availability Check:
Nov 10, 2019 11:11:03
Last Availability Change:
Nov 07, 2019 20:46:13
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Nov 11, 2019 22:43:56

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{A9DD3823-4F4C-4620-920C-93029CBE59A5}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{A9DD3823-4F4C-4620-920C-93029CBE59A5}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/A9D/D38/23/{A9DD3823-4F4C-4620-920C-93029CBE59A5}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/A9D/D38/23/{A9DD3823-4F4C-4620-920C-93029CBE59A5}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780525493969
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780525493983
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780525493969
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780525493983
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Julie C. Dao
title
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
dateAdded
2017-09-07T10:40:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=239&titleID=3116624
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Nashville Public Library (TN)
          • id: 1351
sortTitle
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns Rise of the Empress Series Book 01
crossRefId
3116624
series
Rise of the Empress
subtitle
Rise of the Empress Series, Book 1
id
a9dd3823-4f4c-4620-920c-93029cbe59a5
starRating
3.4

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: ForestofaThousandLanternsForestSeriesBook01-63581
      • partCount: 11
      • fileSize: 385536724
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780525493969
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780525493983
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • bundledTitles:
            • format: ebook-pdf-adobe
            • id: 2f175110-a534-40b4-af2c-2e5e67a21fd9
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 10/10/2017
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/3116624-ForestOfAThousandLanterns.mp3
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=a9dd3823-4f4c-4620-920c-93029cbe59a5&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: ForestofaThousandLanternsForestSeriesBook01-63581
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 385484586
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780525493969
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780525493983
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • bundledTitles:
            • format: ebook-pdf-adobe
            • id: 2f175110-a534-40b4-af2c-2e5e67a21fd9
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 10/10/2017
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/3116624-ForestOfAThousandLanterns.mp3
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=a9dd3823-4f4c-4620-920c-93029cbe59a5&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Dao, Julie C.
      • bioText: Julie C. Dao (www.juliedao.com) is a proud Vietnamese-American who was born in upstate New York. She studied medicine in college, but came to realize blood and needles were her Kryptonite. By day, she worked in science news and research; by night, she wrote books about heroines unafraid to fight for their dreams, which inspired her to follow her passion of becoming a published author. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is her debut novel. Julie lives in New England. Follow her on Twitter @jules_writes.
      • name: Julie C. Dao
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Guest, Kim Mai
      • name: Kim Mai Guest
imprint
Listening Library (Audio)
publishDate
2017-10-10T00:00:00-04:00
edition
Unabridged
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
fullDescription
The Wrath and the Dawn meets Snow White and the Huntsman in this dark and mystical East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress.
"A richly developed fantasy world . . . Julie C. Dao is a talent to watch."—Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites
Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her.
Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high? Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins—sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.
Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with both breathtaking pain and beauty, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns possesses all the hallmarks of masterful fantasy: dazzling magic, heartbreaking romance, and a world that hangs in the balance. Fans of Heartless, Stealing Snow, and Red Queen will devour this stunning debut.
Praise for Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

A Junior Library Guild Selection
"A richly developed fantasy world coupled with an ambitious anti-heroine of complex agency, this story shines and surprises at every turn. Julie C. Dao is a talent to watch."—Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites
★ "A masterful reimagining of the early life of Snow White's Evil Queen."—Booklist, starred review
★ "Lushly written . . . tantalizing reading."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Rich in detail and full of gore and blood, this dark novel will satisfy 'Game of Thrones' fans."—School Library Journal

"A stunning reimagining of the Evil Queen. Filled with treacherous courtesans, dark magic, terrible choices, and bloody hearts, Julie Dao's exquisite take on this classic villain rises far above the average retelling."—Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval

"Magnetic, seductive, and alluring, Dao's Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is a lush, captivating read about desire and the lengths to which we will go to find our true destiny."—S. Jae-Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Wintersong
popularity
899
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/L1BFAIAAA2J/products/a9dd3823-4f4c-4620-920c-93029cbe59a5/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
a9dd3823-4f4c-4620-920c-93029cbe59a5
starRating
3.4
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{A9DD3823-4F4C-4620-920C-93029CBE59A5}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{A9DD3823-4F4C-4620-920C-93029CBE59A5}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/A9D/D38/23/{A9DD3823-4F4C-4620-920C-93029CBE59A5}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/A9D/D38/23/{A9DD3823-4F4C-4620-920C-93029CBE59A5}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fantasy
      • value: Romance
      • value: Folklore
      • value: Young Adult Fiction
publishDateText
10/10/2017
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription
The Wrath and the Dawn meets Snow White and the Huntsman in this dark and mystical East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress.
"A richly developed fantasy world . . . Julie C. Dao is a talent to watch."—Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites
Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her.
Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high? Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her...
sortTitle
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns Rise of the Empress Series Book 01
crossRefId
3116624
series
Rise of the Empress
awards
      • source: Young Adult Library Services Association
      • value: Best Fiction for Young Adults
subtitle
Rise of the Empress Series, Book 1
publisher
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group