By Daniel Fox
During this hovering epic, Daniel Fox weaves the traditional myths and legends of feudal China right into a fable international of brutal struggle and brittle ardour, immortal gods and mystical creatures.
With the long-chained dragon now loose and the rebels’ invasion smashed by means of her exultant fury, the stability of energy has replaced. younger emperor Chien Hua isn't any longer suffering for survival; now he's bold to strike again. As treacherous normal Ping Wen whispers within the emperor’s ear, now not even Chien Hua’s loved concubine or his such a lot relied on bodyguard can cause with him. Worse, lengthy publicity to magical jade is altering him significantly: His more and more godlike powers are making him dangerously rash.
But with the dragon patrolling the skies above and the strait underneath, the emperor’s forces don't have any desire of launching a counterattack—until a goddess strikes to intrude. but neither the conflict of armies nor the opposing wills of goddess and dragon can come to a decision final victory or defeat. The destiny of the struggle lies within the blood-deep bonds among the dragon and the boy Han, her jailer and her liberator—and within the costs either can pay for his or her freedom.
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