Book and Sword (Hardback)
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Short Description for Book and Sword This novel deals with the legend that the great 18th century Manchu Emperor Qianlong was in fact not a Manchu but a Han Chinese descended, as a result of a baby swap, from the Chens of Haining in Southern China.
- Published: 20 January 2005
- Format: Hardback 500 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780195907278 ISBN 10: 0195907272
- Sales rank: 591,129
Full description for Book and Sword
In the Book and Sword, Louis Cha revives the legend about the great eighteenth-century Manchu Emperor Qianlong which claims that he was in fact not a Manchu but a Han Chinese as a result of a "baby swap." The novel is panoramic in scope and includes the fantastical elements for which Cha is well-known: secret societies, kungfu masters, a lost desert city guarded by wolf packs, and the mysterious Fragrant Princess.