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Breaking Bamboo
Breaking Bamboo

Breaking Bamboo

FICTION

576 Pages, 6 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth, Trade Paper, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: January 2011

ISBN 9781905802388

Rights: US & CA

Myrmidon Books (Jan 2011)

Out of Stock. Trade Paper edition is available.
 

Overview

The second installment in the epic historical trilogy that began with Taming Poison Dragons, set in Song and Yuan Dynasty China, charting the trials and adventures of the Yun clan

The second installment in the epic historical trilogy that began with Taming Poison Dragons, set in Song and Yuan Dynasty China, charting the trials and adventures of the Yun clan Central China, 1264. When Mongol armies storm into the Middle Kingdom, the descendents of Yun Cai are trapped in a desperate siege that will determine the fate of the Empire. Guang and Shih are identical twins—one a heroic soldier idolized by the city he defends, the other a humble doctor. In the midst of war, jealous conflicts over Shih's wife and concubine threaten to tear the brothers apart. Enemies close in on every side, some disturbingly close to home. Can the Yun family survive imprisonment, ruthless treachery, and Kublai Khan’s bloody hordes—or will their own reckless passions destroy them first? Aimed at readers who relish epic historical novels rich in exotic detail, this story will captivated aficionados of Umberto Eco and James Clavell.

Reviews

"Captures the ethereal beauty of Chinese poetry . . . Murgatroyd has found a style which conveys admirably the peculiar beauty of the rich metaphorical Chinese language."  —Morning Star on Taming Poison Dragons

Author Biography

Tim Murgatroyd is the author of Taming Poison Dragons.