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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. Miles from home, with only her delicate butterfly swords for protection, she enlists the reluctant help of a blue-eyed warrior...

©2010 Jeannie Lin (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd

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Dills & Hoon bodice ripper in Chinese disguise

To explain my heading to non Australians, in Oz we call fools Dills and tearaways Hoons.I was SO disappointed. I thought I was buying historical fiction but found it more hysterical than anything to do with ANY dynasty in China. If you like to pick up a bit of history with your fiction, don't bother with this one. The writing was immature. The plot was simple and predictable. The factual content was zilch. Lord above knows how it won an award - the Golden Heart award is unknown to me and I guess it must be equivalent to the Mills & Boon style. The performance was OK.