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Shelley Parker-Chan: He Who Drowned the World

Reimagine the Ming dynasty’s beginnings in this discussion on Shelley's queer historical fantasy series

Vanessa Len (photo credit C.S. Pacat)
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Shelley Parker-Chan is back with He Who Drowned the World, the sequel to their international bestseller, She Who Became the Sun.

After a successful rebellion against Mongol rule, there are enemies on all sides for Zhu Yuanzhang. Set against the backdrop of 14th century China, this queer reimagining gives a fantastical spin the story of Zhu Yuanzhang, the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty.

Step into the world of stolen fates and ruthless gambles with Shelley as they discuss their groundbreaking duology and writing home grown fantasy fiction. In conversation with Vanessa Len.
Marrickville Library
Patyegarang Place, 313 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville, NSW, 2204