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A Thousand Steps Into Night

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fantastic, sweeping, folklore-based fantasy epic.

Book Traci Chee Fantasy 2022
A young woman in a flowing, bright-red kimono-style robe.

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This epic fantasy inspired by Japanese folklore is gorgeously written and deeply realized. In A Thousand Steps Into Night, author Traci Chee builds a vast, vivid, detailed world populated with colorful, believable characters. Their page-turning adventures are filled with humor and suspense while Miuko discovers her humanity and self-worth.

Teens will relate to Miuko as she chafes against society's expectations, and longs for empowerment and the freedom to be herself. The made-up language with pronunciations and definitions in footnotes can be a bit overwhelming at first but taper off as the story picks up. The ending is sweetly satisfying, but leaves room for further adventures.

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