He Who Drowned The World

By (author) Parker-Chan, Shelley
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By (author) Parker-Chan, Shelley
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Riding high on her recent victory, Zhu Yuanzhang is now the Radiant King – brilliant, ambitious and unstoppable in her quest for greatness. But she will soon discover the price of her ruthless decisions may be too high to bear.

He Who Drowned the World is the sequel to the Sunday Times bestseller She Who Became the Sun.

What would you give to win the world?

Zhu Yuanzhang, the Radiant King, is riding high after her victory – one that tore southern China from its Mongol masters. Now she burns with a new desire: to seize the throne and crown herself emperor.

However, Zhu isn’t the only one with imperial aspirations. Courtesan Madam Zhang plots to steal the throne for her husband. But scorned scholar Wang Baoxiang is even closer to the throne. He’s maneuverered his way to the capital, where his courtly games threaten to bring the empire to its knees. For Baoxiang also desires revenge: to become the most degenerate Great Khan in history. In the process, he’d make a mockery of the warrior values his Mongol family loved more than him.

To stay in the game, Zhu must gamble everything on one bold move. A risky alliance with an old enemy: Ouyang, the brilliant but unstable eunuch general. All contenders will do whatever it takes to win. But when desire has no end, and ambition no limits, could the price be too high for even the most ruthless heart to bear?

Praise for She Who Became the Sun:

‘As brilliant as Circe . . . a deft and dazzling triumph’ Tasha Suri, author of The Jasmine Throne

''Magnificent in every way. War, desire, vengeance, politics – Shelley Parker-Chan has perfectly measured each ingredient'' Samantha Shannon, author of The Priory of the Orange Tree

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Parker-Chan unrolls the painted scroll of her epic tale with the control of a master storyteller, revealing a dazzling new world of fate, war, love and betrayal. Fantasy will never be the same
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She Who Became the Sun is epic, tragic and gorgeous. It will wreck you, and you will be grateful
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Magnificent in every way
Biographical note
Shelley Parker-Chan is an Asian Australian former international development adviser, who worked on human rights, gender equality and LGBTQ rights in Southeast Asia. Their debut novel She Who Became the Sun was a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and has now been translated into thirteen languages. Parker-Chan has previously won the Astounding Award and British Fantasy Awards for Best Fantasy Novel and Best Newcomer. They have also been a finalist for the Lambda, Locus, Aurealis, Ditmar, and British Book Awards. Parker-Chan lives in Melbourne, Australia.
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Author By (author) Parker-Chan, Shelley
Date Of Publication Aug 24, 2023
EAN 9781529043440
Contributors Parker-Chan, Shelley
Publisher Mantle
Languages English
Country of Publication United Kingdom
Width 153 mm
Height 234 mm
Product Forms Paperback / Softback
Availability in Stores Global
Weight 0.609000
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