flower on the riverbank
This story follows and battle worn general who finds an infant in a destroyed village. After the war the general keeps the girl and becomes her teacher until another war ensues. He tries to keep her hidden until he is bedridden and is forced to give his position to another, younger general. The younger general makes a connection with the girl, who is now and adult, and struggles with his feelings.
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The Author painted a wonderful world and pulls the reader through the story in the young girl's P.O.V. The reader gets to experience her childhood, and I found myself reminiscing on times where I had similar experiences.
Tragedy makes it's claim and makes your heart bleed for the girl, but as with life, when one door closes, another door opens. The story continues on and brings a smile to your face.
The only recommendation I have is to create more of a dynamic between the characters. You tend to narrate the scene more than allowing the characters to experience it and allow the reader to see what is happening. The Showing vs Telling aspect changes later in the book and the story telling becomes incredible.
I enjoy this book and look forward to who your MC will choose as a companion.