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The Empress of Bright Moon
by Weina Dai Randel


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" The author's talent for dramatic, well-timed dialogue, and portrayal of women's friendships and emotions-especially dislikes, jealousy, and fear - intensifies the reader's understanding of palace intrigue."-- Booklist , STARRED Review

In the captivating sequel to The Moon in the Palace , Mei must protect her people from a murderous empress to realize her destiny as the most powerful woman in China.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"The author's talent for dramatic, well-timed dialogue, and portrayal of women's friendships and emotions-especially dislikes, jealousy, and fear - intensifies the reader's understanding of palace intrigue."--Booklist, STARRED Review

In the captivating sequel to The Moon in the Palace, Mei must protect her people from a murderous empress to realize her destiny as the most powerful woman in China.

At the moment of the Emperor's death, everything changes in the palace. Mei, his former concubine, is free, and Pheasant, the heir and Mei's lover, is proclaimed as the new Emperor, heralding a new era in China. But just when Mei believes she's closer to her dream, Pheasant's chief wife, Lady Wang, powerful and unpredictable, turns against Mei and takes unthinkable measures to stop her. The power struggle that ensues will determine Mei's fate-and that of China.

Surrounded by enemies within the palace that she calls home, Mei continues her journey to the throne in The Empress of Bright Moon, the second book in Weina Dai Randel's acclaimed duology. Only by fighting back against those who wish her harm will Mei be able to realize her destiny as the most powerful woman in China.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781492613596
  • ISBN-10: 1492613592
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds

Series: Empress of Bright Moon Duology

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Books > Fiction > Historical - General
Books > Fiction > Cultural Heritage
Books > Fiction > Asian American

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-02-15
  • Reviewer: Staff

Randel (The Moon in the Palace) offers a rich conclusion to her historical fiction duology about the woman who would become China’s only ruling empress, in this work filled with sorrow and pain. Mei and the other imperial concubines are shocked when, at Emperor Taizong’s death, his brother-in-law, the duke, reveals that the late emperor declared him regent, supplanting his named heir and her beloved lover, Pheasant. The new regent quickly sends all of the former emperor’s concubines from the capital. Mei lives with Buddhist nuns for some years, but eventually sneaks back to Chang’an, where Pheasant discovers her. He sets her up secretly within the imperial compound, and she soon becomes pregnant. Pheasant still has little real power, overshadowed by his uncle, the regent. Both the regent and Pheasant’s wife, the Empress Wang, prove to be relentless and cruel enemies. Readers will know that Mei’s eventual triumph is a foregone conclusion, but she must endure suffering and humiliation before that can come to pass. Randel has done much to breathe life into the life of Empress Wu. Agent: Shannon Hassan, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Apr.)

 
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