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A Dark Retelling
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Zhànzhì is a beautiful, adventurous, suspenseful, and angsty retelling/reimagining of Mulan. - Goodreads Reviewer *****

Zhànzhì is one of the best fairy tale retellings I've read! - Goodreads Reviewer *****
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win” 
-- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Lia has known she was different since the age of five when her father taught her the skills of her ancestors. His stories of heroic exploits have fueled her fantasies for years. Little did she know that her expertise would be called upon when two cities, two triads, go to war. Will it be a step too far to think she can hide who she really is?

Jaxon has known his career path since he was a little boy when his father promised his only son to the leader of the Yu Shi triad. Jaxon doesn’t mind—it allows him to center his chaotic thoughts and fight his opponents to the death. But when he’s partnered with a mysterious new recruit, he begins to question everything he knows. What is the young boy hiding from him?

Zhànshì is a modern day retelling of the tale of Mulan for the Sinister Fairytales Collection. Warrior Lia must find her inner strength to defeat a deadly enemy, who’s been left bitter by his quest for absolute power, while at the same time falling in love when she least expects it. Nothing will be as it seems in this dark triad world where a moment’s hesitation can be your downfall.

Pleas note this is a dark romance and there maybe triggers for some.

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Used availability for Anna Edwards's Zhanshi

Paperback Editions

May 2020 : Paperback

Title: Zhanshi
Author(s): Anna Edwards, Sinister Collections
Publisher: Independently published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Zhanshi: A Dark Retelling
Author(s): Anna Edwards, Sinister Collections
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU