The Emperor's Bones

The Emperor s Bones Beautiful headstrong and unconventional Catherine Cabot is twenty years old when she arrives in China Against an uneasy political background a bittersweet triangular love affair develops between Ca

  • Title: The Emperor's Bones
  • Author: Adam Williams
  • ISBN: 9780340828168
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beautiful, headstrong and unconventional, Catherine Cabot is twenty years old when she arrives in China.Against an uneasy political background a bittersweet, triangular love affair develops between Catherine and Edmund and George Airton And all the while, she is trying to uncover the truth of her past, unaware of the danger this might pose to her Who is Henry Manners, thBeautiful, headstrong and unconventional, Catherine Cabot is twenty years old when she arrives in China.Against an uneasy political background a bittersweet, triangular love affair develops between Catherine and Edmund and George Airton And all the while, she is trying to uncover the truth of her past, unaware of the danger this might pose to her Who is Henry Manners, the mysterious man who once wrote to her mother, and who she knows now lives in China Running in parallel is the extraordinary story of Yu Fu kuei, a Chinese revolutionary working as a Communist spy She and Catherine met when they were at Oxford immediately after the Great War, and the friendship is deep and permanent.As the Japanese mass themselves on the borders, waiting for an excuse to invade, Catherine, ignorant of a history steeped in hatred, unwittingly becomes the perfect tool to settle the scores of two men who will stop at nothing to wreak their revenge And Yu Fu kuei discovers that love might be the strongest weapon that any warrior has.

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    About Author

    1. The son of a Hong Kong Taipan, Adam Williams was born and raised in Asia, though educated in the United Kingdom His family has been in China since the 1880s and he has fulfilled his destiny by joining Jardine Matheson and rising to head its operations in China as well as those of Jardine Fleming He has undertaken an expedition by camel into the heart of the Taklamaken Desert to seek the lost cities of the Silk Road, and having survived this, competed in the Rhino Charge He is also an OBE.

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    1. It s taken me 9 months 10 days to finish reading this book and it s nothing compared to the historical background and description Mr Williams offers in this book When you have a story that s 736 pages long and is told over a decade set in a country on the verge of a revolution, then reading it one sitting must count for something right I m glad I took my time, cast the book aside and then returned to it, taking in as much as I could before doing something else.About the book Beautiful, headstron [...]


    2. English review below Ik vond dit boek minder leuk dan de vorige Hoewel er zeker nog spannende dingen gebeuren, vond ik het langzamer lezen en vond ik het moeilijk om er doorheen te komen De politieke bewegingen spelen een grotere rol in dit boek dan in de vorige, en de auteur probeert dingen uit te leggen, maar het was nog steeds te ingewikkeld voor mij plus, ik vond de Chinese Japanse namen moeilijk om te onthouden, hoe stom dat ook klinkt Sommige personages vond ik leuk, maar andere voelde ik [...]


    3. I should probably start off by saying this is way outside of my usual genre I do enjoy historical fiction from time to time, but this was verging on literary in its style and I didn t get on with it at all in fact I DNF d it at roughly halfway 326 pages.I found it a very densely written book, with long sentences, long paragrahs, long passages of description without break Unfortuantely, though there were clearly some interesting things happening around the characters, they were described with the [...]


    4. I found the historical background of the novel quite magical set in the 19th Century and the storyline kept me interested throughout the whole novel The characters were well developed and you could easily be drawn into the storyline, becoming one of the characters easily.You can easily get the sense that the author has a deep knowledge and understanding of the country and also as we read this novel, we get educated in the politics of China in the 1920s You see that the author has done thorough r [...]


    5. Normalmente me gustan los libros de ese estilo, al principio me enganch es decir, que os voy a decir era un tema que me gustaba Pero no pude encajar con los protagonistas, se que es una tonter a ya que las protagonistas son distintas a esas damas en apuros que se ven en muchos libros, pero esta vez no, esta vez he podido conseguir pasar de la p gina 200 me parece que llegue a la 200 o 198 y lo dej de lado Las protagonistas me parec an demasiado f ciles o que lo ten an todo por la belleza, y a ve [...]


    6. This is a big book but do not let that put you off The story revolves around Catherine and her journey in China It takes in the brits in China and the unrest surrounding China in the 19th century It is very well written, the characters are so well drawn that you become immersed in the story His understanding of the country and its politics is excellent I have read this book at least three times and pick up something new each time, which is the best kind of book in my opinion.


    7. The historical background was fascinating and kept me interested all the way through, but I would have enjoyed the book if I hadn t disliked the characters so much.





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