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Secrets of Jin-Shei
     

Secrets of Jin-Shei

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by Alma Alexander
 

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The epic story of a sisterhood where blood relations are nothing compared to the unbreakable bond of the secret sisters — the bond of Jin-Shei.

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The epic story of a sisterhood where blood relations are nothing compared to the unbreakable bond of the secret sisters — the bond of Jin-Shei.

Editorial Reviews

Joanne Harris
“[B]eguiling...unique...a rich cast of characters...extraordinarily accomplished.”
Louise Marley
“Alexander has created a world of depth and detail in The Secrets of Jin-Shei. A fine, rich novel.”
—Financial Times (London)
“[B]eguiling...unique...a rich cast of characters...extraordinarily accomplished.”
—Victoria Strauss
“Vivid and involving...an exotic journey into the imagination, and a graceful exploration of the heart.”
—Whatcom Independent
... a ‘must read’....”
--Financial Times (London)
“[B]eguiling...unique...a rich cast of characters...extraordinarily accomplished.”
--Victoria Strauss
“Vivid and involving...an exotic journey into the imagination, and a graceful exploration of the heart.”
--Whatcom Independent
... a ‘must read’....”
Victoria Strauss
"Vivid and involving...an exotic journey into the imagination, and a graceful exploration of the heart."
Whatcom Independent
... a ‘must read’...."
Booklist
“Fast-paced, imaginative and thoroughly engrossing.”
Orlando Sentinel
“Alexander expertly weaves the lives of characters into a plot full of intrigue and magic....”
Financial Times (London)
"[B]eguiling...unique...a rich cast of characters...extraordinarily accomplished."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060750589
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/03/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)

What People are Saying About This

Joanne Harris
“[B]eguiling...unique...a rich cast of characters...extraordinarily accomplished.”
Louise Marley
“Alexander has created a world of depth and detail in The Secrets of Jin-Shei. A fine, rich novel.”

Meet the Author

Alma Alexander is the author of several previous novels, including Worldweavers: Gift of the Unmage and Worldweavers: Spellspam. She was born in Yugoslavia, grew up in the United Kingdom and Africa, and now lives in the state of Washington.

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Secrets of Jin-shei 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Tsewong More than 1 year ago
I wasn't at all sure what to think when I read the overview of this book and the various ratings. I absolutely love books written by female Asian authors as theirs is a voice that has only recently been heard through the written word for the world to enjoy. So, with the author not being my usual favorite type of author I was even more hesitant. This is really a great story! The author does a fantastic job of creating a world with a distinctly Chinese feel while adding fantasy and drama. Additionally, she adds a little fantasy to the story by throwing in peoples and cultures that we would not likely find intimately intertwined in ancient China. The character development is wonderful. You really feel as you are right there with each woman throughout their lives and encounters. The only disappointment I found with reading this throuh my Nook was a great number of misspelled words, missing words or oddly formatted pages. It would seem that the Nook version was not edited well prior to release. That does detract from the enjoyment. I would still highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a bargain worth choosing. I absolutely loved this book. It was magical, heart-warming, and uniquely crafted. The characters were wonderfully developed, and easy to relate to. I wish there really was a sisterhood as strong as this. I want to live in this book. This book is definitely worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to get to read this book for the publisher before its release and loved it. This book has soared to my top 10 list and I recommend it constantly to customers. Its story pulls you along and moves through you until you are each of the characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A beautiful story of friendship amoung women. When I was only have way through it I already knew it would become my favorite book. Intresting story, unique characters. Fantastico!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tai is a skilled girl, maybe a prodigy with the needle, but she has a special sister, a sister of the heart, the little Empress. after a fatal accident and the little empress dies, tai finds links in a sister hood that transcends blood ties. Her jin-shei sisters find themselves in an adventure that they must complete, or die trying.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm only 17 years old, and this is probably the best book i've ever read in my life. its so beautiful a real journey in discovering yourself and what you really have...i just finished reading it and i can't stop crying. please read this book if you love adventure, magic, or just a good tale among a sisterhood. 5 STARS
wynnesome4me More than 1 year ago
Absolutely LOVED it! Great story!
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I am still reading this book and find it an interesting read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books i have ever read. My husband was ready to divorce me because i couldnt put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Surprisingly good with lots of character development.
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Just a beautiful book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! It's a great book for people who like fantasy and magic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know how this book got five stars, it's simply mind numblingly BORING. I'm one that finishs books fast and this one I've been reading for two months and still can't bring myself to finish.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down! Sisterhood,alliance,deception and magic! Coming of age and true friendship.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down! Murder,love,alliance,betrayal and magic! The sisterhood of the women and their devotion to one another-real,genuine concern and wanting only the best for their 'sister'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i absolutely loved this book! It pulls you in with romance, magic, sisterhood and coming of age. I loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! It had all the elements of childlike and adult adventures. You get to grow along with the characters and connect to them emotionally. You feel their loss, and their happiness. It is a profound, and beautiful story.