Phoenix Extravagant

Phoenix Extravagant Review

Dragons. Art. Revolution.

Gyen Jebi isn’t a fighter or a subversive. They just want to paint.

One day they’re jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint the mystical sigils that animate the occupying government’s automaton soldiers.

But when Jebi discovers the depths of the Razanei government’s horrifying crimes—and the awful source of the magical pigments they use—they find they can no longer stay out of politics.

What they can do is steal Arazi, the ministry’s mighty dragon automaton, and find a way to fight…

Title:Phoenix Extravagant
Edition Language:English

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    Phoenix Extravagant Reviews

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    I wanted to read this book because of the mechanical dragon (Arazi). Unfortunately, we didn’t get to the dragon parts until almost 40%. But after that, it was pretty much ongoing. I loved Arazi so m...

  • Acqua

    Sometimes a worldbuilding is as steampunk as it is folktale, and sometimes a family is an obstinate non-binary artist, a prime duelist and a philosophical mecha dragon, and isn't that just perfect?Pho...

  • Bradley

    See that dragon on the cover? Yep. It definitely stole the show.As for the story, I think I want to classify this as a silkpunk tale feeling quite like the Korean-Japanese occupation, with automatons,...

  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)

    4.5 StarsVideo Review: https://youtu.be/ehEWq2Y7vC8I  basically loved every aspect of this novel. As a rare standalone in the fantasy genre, this book held a wonderful complete, satisfying story.  I...

  • Mike

    This was absolutely wonderful.Having read the Machineries of Empire, which I describe as a New Weird space opera, I was expecting the same kind of mind twisting here. Don't get me wrong, I *like* New ...

  • laurel [the suspected bibliophile]

    4.5 stars.Dragons. Art. Revolution.Jebi isn't a revolutionary. They're an artist, and they just want to paint, dammit. So when they're turned away from the painting exams, thrown out of their house af...

  • Silvana

    It pained me to give three stars to a Yoon Ha Lee work. Maybe because I read many better stuff from him. It might not be fair to compare this with his Machineries of Empire series, but it is just not ...

  • Silvia

    I was sent this book as an advance copy by the publisher via NetGalley for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. 3.75 starsI can finally say I've read my first Yoon Ha Lee book! And I th...

  • imyril

    This tale of a reluctant revolutionary, unsuited for rebellion but burdened by guilty debts and a compassionate heart, is unexpectedly wholesome for a book about overthrowing a repressive government. ...

  • Justine

    I'll discuss this book more in depth in an upcoming video review! Subscribe here!Having read Lee's Ninefox Gambit, I knew that I should expect a few things from Phoenix Extravagant: an incredibly imme...