Emperor!

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China was a glorious and a terrible place to live during the time of the Emperor.

221 BC-Ten years of warfare have brought a unified Chinese land. Then Emperor Ying Jeng, Imperial China's creator, disarms the people and commissions a road system uniting key parts of the empire. Weights, measures, laws, monies, and written characters are standardized in a system that will endure for 2000 years. Jeng befriends Marcus Lucius Scipio, a Roman ...

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Overview

China was a glorious and a terrible place to live during the time of the Emperor.

221 BC-Ten years of warfare have brought a unified Chinese land. Then Emperor Ying Jeng, Imperial China's creator, disarms the people and commissions a road system uniting key parts of the empire. Weights, measures, laws, monies, and written characters are standardized in a system that will endure for 2000 years. Jeng befriends Marcus Lucius Scipio, a Roman traveler, who twice saves the Emperor's life.

Marcus meets and falls in love with Ming Tien, a Chinese scholar and former nun. Ming becomes pregnant and goes off to have her baby without telling Marcus, but the lie haunts their relationship. When a drunken Emperor Jeng accosts Ming, she chooses suicide. Marcus, accused and held for Ming's murder, is later released to claim his daughter on order from the Emperor. But what will the future hold for this Roman and his Chinese daughter?

Peasants, local officials, aristocrats, and organized crime syndicate members are caught up in the drama of the empire's forging, vividly depicted through the eyes of a historian intent on telling the history of the first Emperor of China in Emperor!: A Romance of Ancient China.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595408528
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/26/2007
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2008

    If you like historical fiction....

    You should read 'Emperor!' It's a fascinating glimpse into another culture and time. There are several threads expertly woven through the book, and colorful characters you'll love, hate, admire.... A sequel, please!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2007

    A captivating journey!!!

    Take a journey back in time to ancient China, where you will meet characters that will linger with you long after you have devoured the final page. Mr. Fields' attention to detail allow the reader to slip into each scene and fall in love with the beauty that surrounds the characters as well as with the characters themselves. This tale is for the reader of George R.R. Martin's Song of Fire and Ice series, and for fans of Margaret George also.

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