She Who Became the Sun

She Who Became the Sun - The Radiant Emperor

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Synopsis

'Epic, tragic and gorgeous' Alix E. Harrow'A thoroughly engrossing read with a fabulous, tragic-trickster protagonist . . . I've been waiting for a book like this' Megan Campisi'A dazzling new world of fate, war, love and betrayal' Zen ChoShe Who Became the Sun reimagines the rise to power of the Ming Dynasty's founding emperor. In a famine-stricken village on a dusty plain, a seer shows two children their fates. For a family's eighth-born son, there's greatness. For the second daughter, nothing. In 1345, China lies restless under harsh Mongol rule. And when a bandit raid wipes out their home, the two children must somehow survive. Zhu Chongba despairs and gives in. But the girl resolves to overcome her destiny. So she takes her dead brother's identity and begins her journey. Can Zhu escape what's written in the stars, as rebellion sweeps the land? Or can she claim her brother's greatness - and rise as high as she can dream?This is a glorious tale of love, loss, betrayal and triumph by a powerful new voice.'As brilliant as Circe . . . a deft and dazzling triumph' Tasha SuriShe Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan is a re-imagining of the rise to power of Zhu Yuanzhang. Zhu was the peasant rebel who expelled the Mongols, unified China under native rule, and became the founding Emperor of the Ming Dynasty.

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Mantle

Mantle

Mantle is a hardback and trade paperback imprint which launched in 2010. It features the very best in crime, thriller, general and literary fiction and narrative non-fiction from major established bestsellers to the very best debuts who will become the stars of the future. Mantle authors include: Benjamin Black (John Banville), Andrea Camilleri, Martin Cruz Smith, Tom Franklin, Sue Grafton, Lucretia Grindle, M. R. Hall, Blaine Harden, Susanna Jones, Simon Lelic, Daniel Mason, M. J. McGrath, Chris Morgan Jones, Malcolm Mackay, Kate Morton, H?kan Nesser, Bella Pollen, Gordon Reece, William Ryan, C. J. Sansom, Scott Turow, Minette Walters and Ann Weisgarber.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529043396
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Mantle
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 416
Weight: -1g
Height: 234mm
Width: 153mm