"I might not know your name. But I know who you are."
She Who Became the Sun relates the story of the origins of the Ming dinasty in ancient China as Zhu decides to take the place - and the fate - of her brother Zhu Chongba, and overthrow the Mongol emperor.
During this incredible historical and brutal journey, we follow two genderqueer characters - Zhu, assigned female at birth and Ouyang, an eunuch male - through strategic battles, political betrayals and on their more personal quest of one's self and destiny.
With light touches of fantasy, Sheller Parker-Chan creates a complex story with layered characters whose strong feelings equal their unmovable determination to achieve their fate no matter what.