Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea

Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea

by Rita Chang-Eppig
Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea

Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea

by Rita Chang-Eppig


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This story about a legendary Chinese female pirate is one of grit, determination, and courage — an adventure story for the ages that you won't soon forget.

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The dazzling historical novel about a legendary Chinese pirate queen, her fight to save her fleet from the forces allied against them, and the dangerous price of power.

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When Shek Yeung sees a Portuguese sailor slay her husband, a feared pirate, she knows she must act swiftly or die. Instead of mourning, Shek Yeung launches a new plan: immediately marrying her husband's second-in-command, and agreeing to bear him a son and heir, in order to retain power over her half of the fleet.

But as Shek Yeung vies for control over the army she knows she was born to lead, larger threats loom. The Chinese Emperor has charged a brutal, crafty nobleman with ridding the South China Seas of pirates, and the Europeans-tired of losing ships, men, and money to Shek Yeung's alliance-have new plans for the area. Even worse, Shek Yeung's cutthroat retributions create problems all their own. As Shek Yeung navigates new motherhood and the crises of leadership, she must decide how long she is willing to fight, and at what price, or risk losing her fleet, her new family, and even her life.

A book of salt and grit, blood and sweat, Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea is an unmissable portrait of a woman who leads with the courage and ruthlessness of our darkest and most beloved heroes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781639734085
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/28/2024
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 97,540
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Rita Chang-Eppig received her MFA from NYU. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2021 (selected by Jesmyn Ward), McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, One Story, and many other places. She lives in California.
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