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Everlasting Sky is an historical novel of the life, loves and times of the First Empress of China, 626-705 A.D.

626 A.D., Talima, destined to become Wu Chao Tse Tsien, the first Empress of China, was born the heir of a nomad Igren chieftain, a light skinned descendant from Alexander the Great's travel through Central Asia.

As a 17 year old girl, Talima rides out of her Pamir Mountain valley along the northern Silk Road with four chapar riders and 1000 prized horses, as a mandatory tribute to Emperor T'ai Tsung's glittering court, 3,000 miles away.

Talima enters the world of intrigue and flamboyance that was the early T'ang Dynasty when Europe was still in the medieval dark ages. A companion and confidant of the Emperor, she became a woman capable of ruling in her own right. She knows the ecstasy of loving a man forbidden to her and the pain of losing hi.

As Wu Chao Tse Tsien, she ruled for decades and was elected Empress by the powerful Council of Eunuchs.

Though Confucians tried to obliterate all records of Empress Wu, many of her progressive changes lasted until the 20th century.

The fictional biography of this remarkable woman is solidly based on long and careful research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780980002010
Publisher: Eye West
Publication date: 09/25/2007
Pages: 492
Product dimensions: 1.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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