This is a novel set in a historical period I know little about. I have heard of the Mongol Emperor, Kublai Khan,and the explorer Marco Polo but my knowledge is very sketchy. I also know of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem about Kublai Khan and his stately pleasure-dome. Karen Warren obviously knows her subject and has done her research well.
This tale of a Mongol princess and her servants is a compelling read. The narrative kept me going right to the end and there are twists along the way. The author is an exceptional storyteller and I recommend this book to anyone who appreciates not only historical fiction but also likes reading a good adventure story.
Published by Lume Books
available as an ebook and a paperback