Empire of Heaven

by Linda Ching Sledge | Romance |
ISBN: 0553286935 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winglauraloo29wing of Edmonton, Alberta Canada on 1/9/2005
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Sunday, January 09, 2005
From the superstition bound peasant villages ot the perfumed decadence of the Forbidden City, Manchu China was a land of extremes: barbarism and elegance, poverty and lavish wealth. Its people lived in near enslavement to the emporer.

Then came Hung, a charismatic new leader who promised hope to the masses - an Empire of Heaven on Earth.

But to Rulan, the proud daughter of a village spirit woman, Hung is a frightening stranger whose life she saved with her healing gift on a violent, demon-haunted night. Afire with the rebel cause, Rulan nonetheless hides from Hung's growing obsession with her. She serves as a spy in the house of the great Manchu general Li, where she is nurse to his crafty mother and mistress to the Li heir. And it is there in the enemy stronghold that she meets the captive Pao An, a hothead with a poet's tenderness, who awakens in her a passonate love, and a powerful yearing to be free of both the Manchus and the half-mad Hung - free to creater her own future.

Journal Entry 2 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, April 10, 2007
I'm going to send this out as a ray.

Rules: Not many. Please journal the book's arrival and departure. And please keep it moving by keeping it no longer than 4 weeks. The last person is free to release the book as they wish.

1. AceofHearts Canada (Intl)
2. fairydustwings US (NA) - no response so has been skipped
3. CdnBlueRose US (last so no pressure to read)

Going in the mail on April 17th. Happy travelling!

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, April 28, 2007
received in the mail while I was at the Charleston Convention

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, May 14, 2007
This is an epic about Rulan and Manchu China. I love epics but they do take a while to read. Rulan was a healer, spy, concubine and warrior. She is a very strong woman in a society of dolls. This book showed the barbarism,class structure, wealth and foibles of China. It is also a love story between an ordinary man and woman. One negative would be how mature Rulan seems at the age of thirteen. Can a teen really be that with it? This book not only provided a good story but a great history lesson as well

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, May 24, 2007
mailed 2 days ago from Virginia

Journal Entry 6 by CdnBlueRose from Lynden, Washington USA on Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Received today - thanks! Will try to read soon and pass along, but classes start in a few weeks and my pleasure reading time will be drastically reduced..... But thanks, and I appreciate you putting me last, lauraloo!!! Hugs to my fellow Canadians!!

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