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The Secrets of Jin-Shei

The Secrets of Jin-Shei

(2004)
(The first book in the Jin-Shei series)
A novel by

 
A sweeping epic set in medieval China; it is the story of a group of women, the Jin-Shei sisterhood, who form a uniquely powerful circle that transcends class and social custom. They are bound together by a declaration of loyalty that transcends all other vows, even those with the gods, by their own secret language, passed from mother to daughter, by the knowledge that some of them will have to pay the ultimate sacrifice to enable others to fulfil their destiny. The sisterhood we meet run from the Emperor's sister to the street-beggar, from the trainee warrior in the Emperor's Guard to the apprentice healer, from the artist to the traveller-girl, herself an illegitimate daughter of an emperor and seen as a threat to the throne. And as one of them becomes Dragon Empress, her determination to hold power against the sages of the temple, against the marauding forces from other kingdoms, drags the sisterhood into a dangerous world of court intrigue, plot and counterplot, and brings them into conflict with each other from which only the one who remains true to all the vows she made at the very beginning to the dying Princess Empress can rescue them.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: The Secrets of Jin-shei
Author(s): Alma Alexander
ISBN: 0-06-056341-9 / 978-0-06-056341-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperOne
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March 2004 : UK Hardback
Title: The Secrets of Jin-Shei
Author(s): Alma Alexander
ISBN: 0-00-716373-8 / 978-0-00-716373-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

June 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Secrets of Jin-Shei
Author(s): Alma Alexander
ISBN: 0-00-733026-X / 978-0-00-733026-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Secrets of Jin-Shei
Author(s): Alma Alexander
ISBN: 0-00-730525-7 / 978-0-00-730525-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: The Secrets of Jin-shei
Author(s): Alma Alexander
ISBN: 0-06-075058-8 / 978-0-06-075058-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperOne
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: The Secrets of Jin-Shei
Author(s): Alma Alexander
ISBN: 0-00-716374-6 / 978-0-00-716374-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: The Secrets of Jin-Shei
Author(s): Alma Alexander
ISBN: 0-00-716375-4 / 978-0-00-716375-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Secrets of Jin-Shei
Author(s): Alma Alexander
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   


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