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It's 220 BC. The ancient Western Empire is crumbling. In a desperate bid to save his throne, the Greek Seleucid king over Babylon sends his son, Antiochus, a dishonored warrior, into the mysterious land of the Far East to capture a mythical creature that will give him absolute power: a dragon. 

Antiochus takes with him his longtime friend, Balthazar, a member of the Magi order of Babylon, responsible for both the religion and science of the empire. But Balthazar also carries with him a dangerous secret that could destroy Antiochus' plans and plunge the world into chaos. 

They sail beyond their maps into the mysterious and uncharted Eastern Orient. They are discovered and escorted inland to the empire of Ch'in (now known as China), ruled by the first emperor, Ch'in Shi Huang Di. The emperor is a brutal ruler and is on the edge of insanity in a mad quest to find the elixir of immortality. 

Antiochus meets and falls in forbidden love with Mei Li, a beautiful concubine of the emperor. But she also harbors a secret that can bring down the mad emperor. It's the truth of China's spiritual past that is mysteriously connected to the ancient Tower of Babel. 

And there are spiritual principalities and powers who seek to stop them all. These are the Watchers, who have their own plans to rule the world. Finding and capturing a dragon is the least of Antiochus' difficulties in this action-adventure clash of cultures and war of gods. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Brian Godawa (P)2016 Brian Godawa

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loved this one too

as always the author is pointing towards The Truth, wish they would make movies out of his books!
so up lifting too:)

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Extraordinary Mr. Godawa!!

I love how you waited to reveal the three wise men until the end. Superb!

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nice read

I have listened to all of his books and this one is a nice continuation.

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A delight to listen to

This is a wonderful story that brings pieces of the Bible to life with fiction!

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Chapter is out of order

Chapter 35 is out of order and makes listening to this book slightly difficult. I thoroughly enjoy the story, but please fix this misalignment

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Amazing

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The complex and exciting action. Performace has vitality and thrust. The Dragan King gives to me a deep appreciation of a time far from us yet, it shows the continuing human struggle which is timeless.

What other book might you compare The Dragon King: First Emperor of China to and why?

The extensive knowledge of the time. Vivid.

Have you listened to any of Brian Godawa’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Consistently energetic.

If you could rename The Dragon King: First Emperor of China, what would you call it?

Good name!

Any additional comments?

I what more!

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Amazing!

You'll be inspired and entranced by this book. It was truly a great experience listening to Brian. It takes me back to the narrations he has done with his Chronicles of the Nephilim. I will be recommending you to reading this over some of his past books first. You won't regret it.

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He did again!

Brian Godawa is brilliant, exciting and captivating! Cannot wait to read book 2 of these Chronicles of the Watchers.

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I liked how the writers linked Eastern spirituality with western spirituality in a historical context. It was especially interesting that the ancient Chinese knew of the creator God known to the Hebrews.

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good story line, waiting for next book,

great story line, godawa is a wonderful story teller , he brings the characters to life