By Daniel Fox
The mythic beasts and excellent legends of feudal China remove darkness from a global at conflict during this, the belief to Daniel Fox's significantly acclaimed series.
Whatever they inspiration, this was once continually the place they have been going: to the stomach of the dragon, or the abdominal of the sea.
More unintentionally than common sense, the younger emperor has gained his first conflict. The rebels have retreated from the coastal urban of Santung--but they'll be again. Distracted through his pregnant concubine, the emperor sends a distrusted aide, Ping Wen, to control Santung in his position. There, the treacherous normal will become aware of the healer Tien, who's enthusiastic about a library of sacred mage texts and the secrets and techniques hid within--secrets upon which, Ping Wen fast realizes, the destiny of the complete battle could turn.
As either side of this seething clash organize for extra butchery, a miner of magical jade, himself invulnerable, desperately attempts to save lots of his attractive and but brutally scarred extended family cousin; a priestess loses her childrens, who're taken as pawns in a competition past her comprehension; and a fierce and robust lady commits an act of violence that might entwine her, physique and soul, with the spirit of jade itself. Amid a horde of squaddies, torturers, and runaways, those humans will try either their human and mystical powers opposed to a violent global. yet one strength trumps all: the massive, hungry, wrathful dragon.
From the alternate Paperback edition.