The Moon in the Palace

The Moon in the Palace

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There is no easy path for a woman aspiring to power. A concubine at the palace learns quickly that there are many ways to capture the Emperor's attention. Many paint their faces white and style their hair attractively, hoping to lure in the One Above All with their beauty. Some present him with fantastic gifts, such as jade pendants and scrolls of calligraphy, while others rely on their knowledge of seduction to draw his interest. But young Mei knows nothing of these womanly arts, yet she will give the Emperor a gift he can never forget. Mei's intelligence and curiosity, the same traits that make her an outcast among the other concubines, impress the Emperor. But just as she is in a position to seduce the most powerful man in China, divided loyalties split the palace in two, culminating in a perilous battle that Mei can only hope to survive.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois :, Sourcebooks Landmark,, [2016]
Description: 395 pages ; 21 cm
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781492613565
1492613568
Branch Call Number: Rand

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Rboogaart
Mar 08, 2018

Hard to put down. This one evoked all sorts of emotions. Enjoy!

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annelise14
Jan 18, 2018

An enjoyable read for those interested in Chinese history with touch of romance, mystery and action.

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timewellspent
Nov 29, 2017

Weina Dai Randel's biographical fiction about Mei chosen to become one of thousands of concubines belonging to the Emperor. Set in China's corrupt, dangerous and beautiful Forbidden City. She rises (against all odds) to become the Empress. A 2017 Rita Award winner. Fascinating story. Expertly written.

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