She Who Became the Sun

She Who Became the Sun PDF Book Detail Author: Shelley Parker-Chan
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 125062181X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description
British Fantasy Award Winner Lambda Literary Award Finalist Two-time Hugo Award Finalist Locus Award Finalist "Magnificent in every way."—Samantha Shannon, author of The Priory of the Orange Tree "A dazzling new world of fate, war, love and betrayal."—Zen Cho, author of Black Water Sister She Who Became the Sun reimagines the rise to power of the Ming Dynasty’s founding emperor. To possess the Mandate of Heaven, the female monk Zhu will do anything “I refuse to be nothing...” In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness... In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. For the starving peasants of the Central Plains, greatness is something found only in stories. When the Zhu family’s eighth-born son, Zhu Chongba, is given a fate of greatness, everyone is mystified as to how it will come to pass. The fate of nothingness received by the family’s clever and capable second daughter, on the other hand, is only as expected. When a bandit attack orphans the two children, though, it is Zhu Chongba who succumbs to despair and dies. Desperate to escape her own fated death, the girl uses her brother's identity to enter a monastery as a young male novice. There, propelled by her burning desire to survive, Zhu learns she is capable of doing whatever it takes, no matter how callous, to stay hidden from her fate. After her sanctuary is destroyed for supporting the rebellion against Mongol rule, Zhu takes the chance to claim another future altogether: her brother's abandoned greatness.

Rome The Emperor s Spy Rome 1

Rome  The Emperor s Spy  Rome 1  PDF Book Detail Author: Manda Scott
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407093630
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 592

Book Description
From THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING author Manda Scott, a heady, fast-paced and exciting historical adventure full of religious and political tensions, passion and intrigue. Perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow, Robert Harris and Conn Iggulden. "As exciting as Ben Hur, and far more accurate..." - The Independent. "A gripping tale..." - Daily Mail. "I was totally engrossed..." - ***** Reader review. ***************************************** AD 64: ROME IS BURNING. ONLY ONE MAN CAN SAVE IT. The Emperor: Nero, Emperor of Rome and feared by his subjects for his temper and cruelty, is in possession of an ancient document predicting that Rome will burn. The Spy: Sebastos Pantera, assassin and spy for the Roman Legions is ordered to stop the impending cataclysm. He knows that if he doesn't, his life - and that of thousands of others - is in terrible danger. The Chariot Boy: Math, a young charioteer, subject to the wiles and schemes of the Emperor and the Spy. Who will win this game, where death stalks the drivers - on the track and off it. The series continues in Rome: The Coming of the King.

The Emperor Part 1

The Emperor  Part 1 PDF Book Detail Author: Georg Ebers
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3734051592
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 58

Book Description
Reproduction of the original: The Emperor, Part 1 by Georg Ebers

The Sun and the Shrub Book 1 The Quest for Faith

The Sun and the Shrub   Book 1  The Quest for Faith PDF Book Detail Author: Loretta McKee
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329798880
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 230

Book Description
The Quest for Faith introduces a mystical kingdom called Terra, a world ruled by a benevolent monarch named Emperor Abba. The people of Terra have lived peacefully for many years, until Malum, the Emperor's traitorous servant plagued the hearts of the citizens with a terrible curse that brought evil into their lives. As the people are losing the very virtues that would keep them from falling completely into sin, Emperor Abba hid away these virtues across the land of Terra, deciding that in time they would be restored to the people of Terra by His own lineage. Many years later, a timid maiden named Laurel is hurled into the most epic adventure of all times as she is needed to drive out the evil of Malum's curse. In her first adventure, The Quest for Faith, and with the help of many new-found friends, Laurel must come to terms with her own uncertainty as she discovers the true meaning of faith.

Ancient Godly Monarch 1

Ancient Godly Monarch 1  PDF Book Detail Author: Jing Wu Hen
Publisher: WWW.WEBNOVEL.COM (Cloudary Holdings Limited)
ISBN:
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 622

Book Description
In the Province of the Nine Skies, far above the heavens, there exists Nine Galaxies of Astral Rivers made up of countless constellations interwoven together. For Martial Cultivators, they could form an innate link with one of the constellations, awaken their Astral Soul, and transform into a Stellar Martial Cultivator. Legend has it that, the strongest cultivators in the Province of the Nine Skies, were beings that could open an astral gate every time they advanced into a new realm. Their talent in cultivation was such that they could even establish innate links with constellations that existed in a layer higher than the Nine Layers of Heavens, eventually transforming into the heaven-defying and earth-shattering power known as the War God of the Nine Heavens. Qin Wentian is the MC of this story. How could a guy, with a broken set of meridians, successfully cultivate? There were countless Stellar Martial Cultivators, as there were countless constellations in the vast starry skies. What he wanted to be, was the brightest constellation of all, shining dazzlingly in the vast starry skies.

Emperor s Sweetheart

Emperor s Sweetheart PDF Book Detail Author: Di Meiliuguang
Publisher: Funstory
ISBN: 1647679303
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
The pitiful girl had transmigrated to become a commoner without a backer or power. Her fate allowed her to meet someone who was in love with her, but a powerful monarch had appeared in the middle of her path. He had tyrannically taken her into the palace, making her the king's favorite pet.

The Princess s Plan

The Princess s Plan PDF Book Detail Author: Lian Yu
Publisher: Funstory
ISBN: 1647966108
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
She had disguised herself as Palace Maid, hoping to escape this calamity, but unexpectedly, he had captured her alone and used her as a slave. He was a demon in her eyes. He left her endless humiliation and pain, and she was the lowest slave under his feet. He destroyed her country, caused her father and brother to die, and finally took away the child in her womb. He smiled coldly. "You are not worthy of my child. You have been the lowest sinner all your life!"

The Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji PDF Book Detail Author: Shikibu Murasaki
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393248070
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 1360

Book Description
“A fluid, elegant rendition.” —Washington Post Murasaki Shikibu, born into the middle ranks of the aristocracy during the Heian period (794–1185 CE), wrote The Tale of Genji—widely considered the world’s first novel—during the early years of the eleventh century. Expansive, compelling, and sophisticated in its representation of ethical concerns and aesthetic ideals, Murasaki’s tale came to occupy a central place in Japan’s remarkable history of artistic achievement and is now recognized as a masterpiece of world literature. The Tale of Genji is presented here in a flowing new translation for contemporary readers, who will discover in its depiction of the culture of the imperial court the rich complexity of human experience that simultaneously resonates with and challenges their own. Washburn sets off interior monologues with italics for fluid reading, embeds some annotations for accessibility and clarity, and renders the poetry into triplets to create prosodic analogues of the original.