It is a time of celebration in the Pingkang li, where imperial scholars and bureaucrats mingle with beautiful courtesans. At the center is the Lotus Palace, home of the most exquisite courtesans in China. aidservant Yue-ying is not one of those beauties. Street-smart and practical, she's content to live in the shadow of her infamous mistress - until she meets the aristocratic playboy Bai Huang.
Former Emperor's consort Ling Suyin was renowned for her beauty: the ultimate seductress. Now she lives quietly alone - until the most ruthless warlord in the region comes and steals her away... Li Tao lives by the sword and is trapped in a web of politics, at the centre of which is Ling Suyin. Can he uncover her mystery without falling under the spell of her innocence and beauty?
Winner of the Golden Heart Award for historical romance, Jeannie Lin’s Butterfly Swords combines riveting period detail and thrilling action for a romantic adventure set during China’s Tang dynasty. Princess Ai Li, fleeing from an undesirable marriage, enlists the aid of warrior Ryam, and love soon begins to blossom.
Sword dancer Li Feng is used to living life on the edge of the law - a woman alone in the dangerous world of the Tang Dynasty has only her whirlwind reflexes to trust. She will discover the truth about her past, even if that means outwitting the most feared thief-catcher of them all....
Yan Ling tries to be servile, but being intelligent and strong-minded, she finds it a constant battle. Proud Fei Long is unimpressed by her spirit - until he realizes she's the answer to his problems. He has to deliver the Emperor a "princess". Can he train a tea girl to pass as a noblewoman in two months? Yet all Fei Long wants to do is break etiquette - by taking her for his own....
Sword dancer Li Feng is used to living life on the edge of the law. She will discover the truth about her past, even if that means outwitting the most feared thief-catcher of them all.... Relentless, handsome, and determined, Han sees life, and love, as black and white. Until he finally captures the spirited, courageous Li Feng, who makes him question everything.
Yan Ling tries to be servile, but being intelligent and strong-minded, she finds it a constant battle…Proud Fei Long is unimpressed by her spirit – until he realises she’s the answer to his problems…He has to deliver the Emperor a ‘princess’. Can he train a tea girl to pass as a noblewoman in two months? Yet all Fei Long wants to do is break etiquette, by taking her for his own…
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Former Emperor's consort Ling Suyin is renowned for her beauty; the ultimate seductress. Now she lives quietly alone - until the most ruthless warlord in the region comes and steals her away.... Li Tao lives life by the sword, and is trapped in the treacherous, lethal world of politics. The alluring Ling Suyin is at the center of the web. He must uncover her mystery without falling under her spell - yet her innocence calls out to him. How cruel if she, of all women, can entrance the man behind the legend….
Winner of the 2009 Golden Heart Award, a sweeping romantic adventure set in the golden age of China. Journey to the very edge of honour, loyalty... and love. During China's infamous Tang Dynasty, a time awash with luxury yet littered with deadly intrigues and fallen royalty, betrayed Princess Ai Li flees before her wedding.
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