Western China, 1196: Yun Cai, an adored poet in his youth, is now an old man, exiled to his family estates, full of regret and feelings futility. But the "poison dragons" of misfortune shatter his orderly existence. First, when his village is threatened by a vicious civil war, his family stability is threatened by his second son, a brutal rebel officer. Meanwhile, Yun Cai struggles to free an old ...
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Myrmidon Books (August 1, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.9 x 7.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 9920886
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Disgraced courtier and poet Lord Yun Cai, now living in uncomfortable exile on his family estate in Wei, is suddenly thrust into a malestrom of war and destruction when the ambitious General Ansu raises rebellion against the Son of Heaven and marches...
i Ti, from a hellish prison—no easy task when P'ei Ti is the rebels' most valuable hostage, and Yun Cai sees himself only as a frightened old man. Throughout his ordeals, Yun Cai draws from the glittering memories of his youth, when he journeyed to the capital to study poetry, joined the upper ranks of the civil service, and secured the friendship of P'ei Ti. Above all, he reflects Su Lin, a great love he won and lost, and for which he paid with his freedom and almost his life. Yun Cai is forced to reconsider all that he is and all that he has ever been in order to summon the wit and courage to confront the warlord General An-Shu and his beautiful but cruel consort, the Lady Ta-Chi.