Fiction - Fantasy
Sophie Lucas (1985) is inspired by historical facts for her work. She has a special interest in the Japanese language and culture. In daily life she works as a doctor. Flight of the Heron is her debut novel.
The Yuan Empire faces war. Young princess Mei Lin finds it hard to reconcile herself with the ceremonial role she has in the empire. Cang Lu is a servant in the palace and gifted with paranormal abilities. When Mei Lin meets him she discovers a plot which threatens not only her life, but that of the emperor and of the entire empire. She can now make a difference at last; but to save her country Mei Lin must give everything she loves and enter in a union with her worst enemy. But in the end it is Cang Lu who brings the greatest sacrifice of all.
With her sharp eye for detail Sophie Lucas manages to capture the eternal dilemma between duty and heart, while making you feel for the characters and the impossible choices they face.
The captivating characters, original setting and vivid storytelling combine to make a wonderful debut ofFlight of the Heron. Sophie Lucas shows that a new generation of Dutch fantasy authors is ready to take the stage.
480 pages | ISBN 978-90-225-6022-8 | April 2012
Sophie Lucas is already working on her next novel.