REFLECTION: A TWISTED TALE
by Elizabeth Lim
Publisher: Disney Press
What if Mulan had to travel to the Underworld?
When Captain Shang is mortally wounded by Shan Yu in battle, Mulan must travel to the Underworld, Diyu, in order to save him from certain death. But King Yama, the ruler of Diyu, is not willing to give Shang up easily. With the help of Shang's great lion guardian ShiShi, Mulan must traverse Diyu to find Shang's spirit, face harrowing obstacles, and leave by sunrise--or become King Yama's prisoner forever. Moreover, Mulan is still disguised as the soldier called Ping, wrestling with the decision to reveal her true identity to her closest friend. Will Mulan be able to save Shang before it's too late? Will he ever be able to trust her again? Or will she lose him--and be lost in the Underworld--forever?
Illustration by Jim Tierney | Cover Design by Scott Piehl
Praise for REFLECTION
"A fun read for fans of the animated movie." ~School Library Journal
"...thanks to the skillful prose of debut author Lim, who grabs readers immediately with action and never lets go. More importantly, she incorporates Chinese folklore to give the tale an impressive depth and forces Mulan to confront what her friends and family will think of her when they realize her deception in pretending to be Ping. Whether readers are seeking Chinese culture, adventure, or a bold female protagonist, this novel delivers on all counts." ~VOYA