Empress Orchid (Paperback)
  • Empress Orchid (Paperback)
  • Empress Orchid (Paperback)
  • Empress Orchid (Paperback)
Empress Orchid (Paperback) Empress Orchid (Paperback)

Empress Orchid (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 03/01/2005
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To rescue her family from poverty and avoid marrying her slope-shouldered cousin, seventeen-year-old Orchid competes to be one of the Emperor's wives. When she is chosen as a lower-ranking concubine she enters the erotically charged and ritualised Forbidden City. But beneath its immaculate facade lie whispers of murders and ghosts, and the thousands of concubines will stoop to any lengths to bear the Emperor's son. Orchid trains herself in the art of pleasuring a man, bribes her way into the royal bed, and seduces the monarch, drawing the attention of dangerous foes. Little does she know that China will collapse around her, and that she will be its last Empress.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747568339

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“Good to begin with, lost it halfway through”

I started off enjoying this book - I was interested in Orchid's story. Everything about the palace and her life was described in depth, making for an absorbing tale. Then halfway through, something happened. The... More

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“Empress Orchid”

I felt that the book starts on a chapter of the girls life but doesn't spend enough time on it; it moves quickly on to the next stage of the story and felt interrupted at times.on turning the pages.I loved the... More

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15th April 2008
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“Empress Orchid”

I felt that the book starts on a chapter of the girls life but doesn't spend enough time on it; it moves quickly on to the next stage of the story and felt interrupted at times.on turning the pages.I loved the... More

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15th April 2008
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