The Broken Crown by Michelle West

The Broken Crown

The Sun Sword #1

Michelle West

764 pages first pub 1997 (editions)

fiction fantasy adventurous slow-paced


The Dominion, once divided by savage clan wars, has kept an uneasy peace within its border since that long-ago time when the clan Leonne was gifted with the magic of the Sun Sword and was raised up to reign over the five noble clans. But now treac...

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Community Reviews Summary of 180 reviews


challenging 80%
reflective 60%
adventurous 40%
dark 40%
mysterious 40%
emotional 20%
sad 20%
tense 20%


slow 80%
medium 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 40%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | No: 25%

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