Empress Orchid(Empress Orchid 1) - Anchee Min

Empress Orchid(Empress Orchid 1)

Anchee Min

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The setting is Chinas Forbidden City in the last days of its imperial glory, a vast complex of palaces and gardens run by thousands of eunuchs and encircled by a wall in the center of Peking. In this highly ordered place -- tradition-bound, ruled by strict etiquette, rife with political and erotic tension -- the Emperor, the Son of Heaven, performs two duties: he must r

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