A venom dark and sweet

Judy I. Lin

Book - 2022

On a mission to reclaim the Zhen throne, Ning, a young but powerful wielder of magic using the ancient and delicate art of tea-making, must stop an evil darkness from spreading throughout the kingdom.

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Series
Lin, Judy I., Book of tea duology ; 2.
Subjects
Genres
Young adult fiction
Fantasy fiction
Novels
Published
New York : Feiwel and Friends 2022
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Sequel to: A magic steeped in poison.
Physical Description
334 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
1250767105
9781250767103
Main Author
Judy I. Lin (author)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 9 Up—Fans didn't have to wait long for the thrilling conclusion to the "Book of Tea" duology. This sequel picks up almost immediately where the first book left off, with Ning and her crew on the run from Princess Zhen's uncle, with Ning branded a traitor for poisoning people at the last feast before everything went terribly wrong. Ning has managed to save her sister, but can she save all of Dàxi? The princess still doesn't completely trust her, and the boy she might love helped bring about the coup that unseated the princess. Ning must follow her own path to keep her sister safe and save the entire kingdom. In the capital, Kang struggles with following his father's orders, a father he barely recognizes anymore. He can tell something is wrong, but he doesn't know if he can find the courage to stand up for what is right, when all he wants is his father's approval. And he can't stop thinking about Ning and trying to find out the truth about the poison that made its way through the court. What he discovers will test his familial bond, and tug on the bond that the shénnóng-shi magic created with Ning. Though the switch to Kang's third-person narrator can be jarring, it is an immensely satisfying conclusion to this duology. Ning must test her own limits and mature beyond her years to ensure that everyone she loves is safe. VERDICT A satisfying conclusion to Lin's duology, and teens will be clamoring for more.—Stacey Shapiro Copyright 2022 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

On a mission to reclaim the Zhen throne, Ning, a young but powerful wielder of magic using the ancient and delicate art of tea-making, must stop an evil darkness from spreading throughout the kingdom.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

On a mission to reclaim the Zhen throne, Ning, a young but powerful wielder of magic using the ancient and delicate art of tea-making, must stop an evil darkness from spreading throughout the kingdom. 75,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In this thrilling conclusion to the Book of Tea duology, a young tea-maker may be the only one who can stop an evil darkness from spreading throughout her homeland.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The enthralling conclusion to Judy I. Lin's Book of Tea duology—#1 New York Times bestseller A Magic Steeped in Poison and A Venom Dark and Sweet—is sure to enchant fans of Adrienne Young and Leigh Bardugo.A great evil has come to the kingdom of Dàxi. The Banished Prince has returned to seize power, his rise to the dragon throne aided by the mass poisonings that have kept the people bound in fear and distrust.Ning, a young but powerful shénnóng-shi—a wielder of magic using the ancient and delicate art of tea-making—has escorted Princess Zhen into exile. Joining them is the princess' loyal bodyguard, Ruyi, and Ning's newly healed sister, Shu. Together the four young women travel throughout the kingdom in search of allies to help oust the invaders and take back Zhen's rightful throne.But the golden serpent still haunts Ning's nightmares with visions of war and bloodshed. An evil far more ancient than the petty conflicts of men has awoken, and all the magic in the land may not be enough to stop it from consuming the world...