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  1. says: review The Emperor's Bones Adam Williams Ì 6 review E–pub The Emperor's Bones

    E–pub The Emperor's Bones It's taken me 9 months 10 days to finish reading this book and it's nothing compared to the historical background and description Mr Williams offers in this book When you have a story that's 736 pages long and is

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    review The Emperor's Bones Adam Williams Ì 6 review E–pub The Emperor's Bones The seuel to The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure which was set in 1899 China Read the first novel while on sabbatical in Beijing where I had a chance to hear an entertaining talk by the author an Englishman whose family had lived and worked in C

  3. says: Adam Williams Ì 6 review read Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì Adam Williams review The Emperor's Bones

    E–pub The Emperor's Bones read Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì Adam Williams The Emperors Bonesby Adam WilliamsPublished in 2006 by Hodder Paperbacks Hodder and Stoughton LondonISBN 9 780340 8281521Adam Williams author of The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure The Dragon’s Tail and The Book of the Alchemist is the fourth generation in his family living and working in ChinaThe Emperors Bones is a well researched

  4. says: E–pub The Emperor's Bones Adam Williams Ì 6 review read Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì Adam Williams

    E–pub The Emperor's Bones read Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì Adam Williams Adam Williams Ì 6 review Epic read Epilogue is fascinating Found structure tricky as multiple story lines running concurrently and each chapter takes about 90 minutes to read Just felt like too much story for a single book Reminds me of Wild Swans in terms of being an epic

  5. says: Adam Williams Ì 6 review E–pub The Emperor's Bones

    Adam Williams Ì 6 review E–pub The Emperor's Bones A good story but too long

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    E–pub The Emperor's Bones read Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì Adam Williams I should probably start off by saying this is way outside of my usual genre I do enjoy historical fiction from time to time but this was verging

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    read Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì Adam Williams Adam Williams Ì 6 review E–pub The Emperor's Bones I found the historical background of the novel uite magical set in the 19th Century and the storyline kept me interested throughout the whole novel The characters were well developed and you could easily be drawn into the storyline becoming one of the characters easilyYou can easily get the sense that the author has a d

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    E–pub The Emperor's Bones This is a big book but do not let that put you off The story revolves around Catherine and her journey in China It takes in the brits in China and the unrest surrounding China in the 19th century It is very well written the characters are so

  9. says: Adam Williams Ì 6 review E–pub The Emperor's Bones

    E–pub The Emperor's Bones The historical background was fascinating and kept me interested all the way through but I would have enjoyed the book if I hadn't disliked the characters so much

  10. says: read Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ì Adam Williams Adam Williams Ì 6 review review The Emperor's Bones

    E–pub The Emperor's Bones review The Emperor's Bones It's been a while since I read this book so I'm going to come back and review it after I re read it

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  • Hardcover
  • 688
  • The Emperor's Bones
  • Adam Williams
  • English
  • 13 May 2020
  • 9780340828168

review The Emperor's Bones

The Emperor's Bones free read µ 6 To her Who is Henry Manners the mysterious man who once wrote to her mother and who she knows now lives in ChinaRunning in parallel is the extraordinary story of Yu Fu kuei a Chinese revolutionary working as a Communist spy She and Catherine met when they were at Oxford immediately after the Great War and the friendship is deep and pe. I should probably start off by saying this is way outside of my usual genre I do enjoy historical fiction from time to time but this was verging on literary in its style and I didn t get on with it at all in fact I DNF d it at roughly halfway 326 pagesI found it a very densely written book with long sentences long paragrahs long passages of description without break Unfortuantely though there were clearly some interesting things happening around the characters they were described with the same detachment as the settings or the history interludes To be fair much of the description was very lyrically and beautifully written but there was so much of it became unbeliveably wearing I couldn t engage with any of the characters because we were so often told what they thought felt and did by the authorly voice of authority rather than really experiencing how they were affected by the events surrounding them When actual dialogue was involved they had distinct vivid voices but it was such a small portion of their time on page it wasn t enough to shift the tone of the overall bookAnd despite this it was clear the characters and their entanglements are suppose to be the focus of the book The politics the civil war and espionage all serve a a backdrop to two sets of entangled lives a set of rather unpleasant ex pat socialites and their various often tawdry affairs and a set of young Chinese men and women with varying degrees of association to the revolutionary cause The connections between the two groups are set up early on and their lives bounce off each other from time to time but by the stage I gave up there was no clear sense of the stories coming togetherI also found it very irritating the way extra points of view sould sometimes be dropped into the story People who aren t major players in either storyline would have one or two brief snatches of narrative attention which as far as I could see served the author s convenience rather than the storySo in summary Ugh If you re a fan of this style of historical fiction don t let my experience put you off But if you re used to a immediate engaged style of writing or if you re looking for something a bit different or even if you ve been sucked in by a pretty cover and clever blurb guilty you have been warned Oh also the writing is tiny in this edition Those you could easily add another hundred or so pages to these 710 if they were printed like most books And I read big books with small print all the time

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The Emperor's Bones free read µ 6 Beautiful headstrong and unconventional Catherine Cabot is twenty years old when she arrives in ChinaAgainst an uneasy political background a bittersweet triangular love affair develops between Catherine and Edmund and George Airton And all the while she is trying to uncover the truth of her past unaware of the danger this might pose. The Emperors Bonesby Adam WilliamsPublished in 2006 by Hodder Paperbacks Hodder and Stoughton LondonISBN 9 780340 8281521Adam Williams author of The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure The Dragon s Tail and The Book of the Alchemist is the fourth generation in his family living and working in ChinaThe Emperors Bones is a well researched historical epic novel written by an author who has first hand knowledge of the psyche and customs of this intriguing land He has interwoven fact and fiction taken someone s ordinary life and thrown it into a tumble washer dryer then added a laundry list of political treachery barbaric responses by arrogant egocentric power hungry warlords and revolutionaries to discover the emperors bones The story takes place in Northern China in places like Shanghai Harbin Tientsin Peitiho Mukden and Dairen If you ve not heard of these places you ll love the maps at the front of the book to help you navigate your way around this huge countryThere is a prologue epilogue and afterword All are essential to the enjoyment of this complex story I love the way chapter one opens with the heading Written from the Journal of William Lampsett a Reuters correspondent 1922 Tientsin It begins with The beauty of the countryside as nurse Cabot takes a minute s break only to contrast sharply with the dying wounded inside the makeshift hospital She was an Englishwoman but the soldiers treated her like their own They called her the little ginger angel angelockI often referred to the list of 80 characters set out in categories This included Marshal Chang Tso lin a warlord of Manchuria General Chiang Kai shek leader of the Northern Expedition and would be president of China if it had not fallen to the Communists led by Mao Zedong Also Major Yang counter intelligence Yu Fu keui his mistress and revolutionary friend of Catherine Cabot Foreigners included Mikhail Borodin a Stalinist emissary and advisor to Dr Sun Yat sen who was the leader of the Nationalists Henry Manners ex British intelligence now working for the Japanese the Airtons a British family working for the Railways and their beautiful headstrong Goddaughter Catherine Cabot a nurse and veteran of the Great War As China teeters on the verge of civil war Catherine Cabot is drawn into the struggle between warlords and Nationalists who are literally tearing each other apart Japan invades Catherine becomes a pawn of men who will stop at nothing to get revenge How Catherine found herself caught up in this war and went on to experience horrific events that she miraculously managed to survive is beyond normal understanding Meanwhile her ex pat British friends continued their lives like spectators looking but not seeing the horror across the road from their British or other foreign Concessions Lets not forget that the introduction and perpetuation of opium trade by Britain was the catalyst for this upheaval and tremendous loss of life Highly recommended all 717 pages essential reading to make sense of China and the world Some wonderful love scenes and horrible recollections of man s inhumanity to prisoners of war uyền Sư unconventional Catherine Cabot is twenty years old when she arrives in ChinaAgainst an An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books uneasy political background a bittersweet triangular love affair develops between Catherine and Edmund and George Airton And all the while she is trying to Kate Douglas uncover the truth of her past Snake Charmer unaware of the danger this might pose. The Emperors Bonesby Adam WilliamsPublished in 2006 by Hodder Paperbacks Hodder and Stoughton LondonISBN 9 780340 8281521Adam Williams author of The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure The Dragon s Tail and The Book of the Alchemist is the fourth generation in his family living and working in ChinaThe Emperors Bones is a well researched historical epic novel written by an author who has first hand knowledge of the psyche and customs of this intriguing land He has interwoven fact and fiction taken someone s ordinary life and thrown it into a tumble washer dryer then added a laundry list of political treachery barbaric responses by arrogant egocentric power hungry warlords and revolutionaries to discover the emperors bones The story takes place in Northern China in places like Shanghai Harbin Tientsin Peitiho Mukden and Dairen If you ve not heard of these places you ll love the maps at the front of the book to help you navigate your way around this huge countryThere is a prologue epilogue and afterword All are essential to the enjoyment of this complex story I love the way chapter one opens with the heading Written from the Journal of William Lampsett a Reuters correspondent 1922 Tientsin It begins with The beauty of the countryside as nurse Cabot takes a minute s break only to contrast sharply with the dying wounded inside the makeshift hospital She was an Englishwoman but the soldiers treated her like their own They called her the little ginger angel angelockI often referred to the list of 80 characters set out in categories This included Marshal Chang Tso lin a warlord of Manchuria General Chiang Kai shek leader of the Northern Expedition and would be president of China if it had not fallen to the Communists led by Mao Zedong Also Major Yang counter intelligence Yu Fu keui his mistress and revolutionary friend of Catherine Cabot Foreigners included Mikhail Borodin a Stalinist emissary and advisor to Dr Sun Yat sen who was the leader of the Nationalists Henry Manners ex British intelligence now working for the Japanese the Airtons a British family working for the Railways and their beautiful headstrong Goddaughter Catherine Cabot a nurse and veteran of the Great War As China teeters on the verge of civil war Catherine Cabot is drawn into the struggle between warlords and Nationalists who are literally tearing each other apart Japan invades Catherine becomes a pawn of men who will stop at nothing to get revenge How Catherine found herself caught Selected Poems up in this war and went on to experience horrific events that she miraculously managed to survive is beyond normal Takeout Menu Organizer upheaval and tremendous loss of life Highly recommended all 717 pages essential reading to make sense of China and the world Some wonderful love scenes and horrible recollections of man s inhumanity to prisoners of war

Adam Williams Ì 6 review

The Emperor's Bones free read µ 6 RmanentAs the Japanese mass themselves on the borders waiting for an excuse to invade Catherine ignorant of a history steeped in hatred unwittingly becomes the perfect tool to settle the scores of two men who will stop at nothing to wreak their revenge And Yu Fu kuei discovers that love might be the strongest weapon that any warrior h. I found the historical background of the novel uite magical set in the 19th Century and the storyline kept me interested throughout the whole novel The characters were well developed and you could easily be drawn into the storyline becoming one of the characters easilyYou can easily get the sense that the author has a deep knowledge and understanding of the country and also as we read this novel we get educated in the politics of China in the 1920s You see that the author has done thorough research to write this novel and I can always appreciate the work of an author who goes through such length to produce uality novels for us to read I have read this over 700 page novel about two timesFor my full review