Kim Hyejin (Something Super)

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
Kim Hyejin is the daughter of the last dictator of the utterly demolished nation of North Korea, a princess and a prisoner, sent to live in a land she despises. And all because of two American superheroes. More
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About Brent Meske

Brent is a husband, father, teacher, writer, and sometimes artist living in Seoul Korea, originally from Detroit, Michigan. Brent reads Stephen King, Brandon Mull, Jim Butcher, and a hundred others. You should too.

Lately Brent's been all over the place: designing book covers both E and print, editing up books, and reviewing for AIA (awesome indies, look them up). It's an exciting time to be a writer.

*If you're like me and you don't like to be cheated, please don't use In fact, since finding Smashwords I intend to republish 'Breaking Benjamin' in its entirety here soon enough, and I'm also looking for a print publisher, if you'd like to have one on an actual bookshelf.

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Review by: James Jenkins on June 5, 2014 :
As glimpse inside the mind of young princess it was very good. But it felt unfinished, the super soldiers where only lightly touched upon, if this is part of series the place in the series should be called out in the description.

What happens when the young lady, finally realizes the difference between what she has been taught and reality?
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Review by: Tahlia Newland on Sep. 16, 2013 :
This is an interesting and thought-provoking short story that shows that no matter what the reality of a situation, children see situations through the filter of their parent's beliefs. Kim Hyejin is the daughter if the North Korean president. I'm not sure of the time frame, or how much of the history mentioned here is real, but when two American super-beings kill Kim's parents and bring North Korea to its knees, eight year old Kim is brought to the South to live under house arrest. She acts and thinks like a northern revolutionary, refusing to eat anything except North Korean rice and water, and sees her South Korean captors as puppets of the evil Americans. Eventually, she does eat, but her perception of her captors remains unchanged, and we see the Americans and their relationship to South Korea through her eyes.

When the American and South Korean president visit, Kim assumes that they want her to be their puppet, to speak for them to calm the northern rebels, but the South Korean president takes her to an underground bunker and shows her how irrelevant her ideas are. The world has changed beyond anything she can imagine. Nevertheless, she does not let her parents death go un-avenged.

This is a fine short story and has the strong ending required for excellence in the genre. It also shows that this writer's longer works would be well worth reading.
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Review by: JDeWayne Pierce on Sep. 16, 2013 :
I thoroughly enjoyed this short story. Although fiction, I hope, it is very thought provoking. We Americans study very little about Korea, North or South in our daily lives. I think everyone may want to change that attitude.
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