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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (424 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeannie Lin Narrator: Sarah Lam Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tang Dynasty Series Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781464045080
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During China’s infamous Tang Dynasty, a time awash with luxury yet littered with deadly intrigues and fallen royalty, the betrayed Princess Ai Li flees before her wedding day. Miles from home, with only her delicate butterfly swords for defense, she enlists the reluctant protection of a blue-eyed warrior?.

Battle-scarred, embittered Ryam has always held his own life at cheap value. Ai Li’s innocent trust in him and honorable, stubborn nature make him desperate to protect her—which means not seducing the first woman he has ever truly wanted?.

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Quotes & Awards

  • especially vibrant writing describing the culture, clothes, and countryside … ” Publishers Weekly, starred review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anicka | 2/15/2014

    " Really liked it! <3 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marti | 2/3/2014

    " This is a historical romance that takes place in China during the time of the emperors. The main character is a princess and she has fallen for a barbarian..... Interesting premise, the book was okay. I thought I would like it more than I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darynda Jones | 1/27/2014

    " More later, but right now I just want to say this book took my breath away. I loved every minute of it. So sensual and well-written. LOVED IT!!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tasha | 1/6/2014

    " I loved the setting, but everything else felt formulaic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alixendra | 1/1/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book and how it was so completely different from any other historical fiction/romance story I had ever read before. Rather than being set in London, England or somewhere in Scotland during the Bruce era or the Victorian age, etc it was set in 789 AD...the Tang Dynasty! Ai Li (the heroine) is trying to warn her father that the man she had been promised to is actually his enemy, and is forming his own army. on her journey she meets our beloved and handsome hero who is a white man outsider left over from the previous wars and battles to stop the rebellions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 12/20/2013

    " This is a nice historical romance that is based in China. Not a setting that you see alot in the genre. A nice little book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 12/19/2013

    " not bad, but I felt that I could have used a glossary to understand all the Chinese words used. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 11/24/2013

    " I really, really loved this book! I think new writer Lin has a bright future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ms bookjunkie | 7/6/2013

    " Freakin' amazing book, I cried my way through the last third of it. Totally emotionally satisfying. Want more soonest! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwynlyn | 5/25/2013

    " A fabulous debut with a more than satisfying ending. It's easy to see why this book won a Golden Heart in 2009. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerr | 4/24/2013

    " this had more of a plot than I expected, but I'm not sure if it was just meant to drag it all out and it didn't seem to have much of an ending. Still, I enjoyed it and would like to read the one about her grandmother. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Lauer | 2/10/2013

    " I wanted to like this one a lot more. I never got a handle on Ryam. I couldn't even figure out where he was FROM, let alone why he wanted to be with Ai LI, other than he had the hots for her. Okay, okay, he wanted a home, yadda yadda, but it didn't strike me as being real or deep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 10/10/2012

    " Loved the unique setting and the love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ameliedanjou | 10/7/2012

    " Loads of fun. I really enjoyed the Tang dynasty setting; a very nice change from Regency romances. Will read more in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Inez Kelley | 8/22/2012

    " Draws you into an ancient cultural without jamming it down your throat and gives you a breathtaking journey. LOVE LOVE LOVE! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Kellogg | 8/20/2012

    " Fabulous book! It was great reading something in another time and place. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Racculia | 6/1/2012

    " Kickass romance that kicks ass. More heroines need to pack deadly weaponry. "

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About the Author
Author Jeannie Lin

Jeannie Lin grew up fascinated with stories of Western epic fantasy and Eastern martial arts adventures. When her best friend introduced her to romance novels in middle school, the stage was set. Jeannie started writing her first romance while working as a high school science teacher in South Central Los Angeles. After four years of trying to break into publishing with an Asian-set historical, she earned the 2009 Golden Heart Award for Butterfly Swords, and her first three Tang Dynasty romances have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. As a technical consultant, backpacker, and vacation junkie, she’s traveled all over the United States, Europe, South Korea, Japan, China, and Vietnam. She’s now happily settled in St. Louis with her husband and children. She continues to journey to exotic locations in her stories.

About the Narrator

Sarah Lam is a British Chinese actress noted for her television appearances.