Son of Venice

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About the author:
Dori Jones Yang has written a wide variety of books, including a best-selling business book on Starbucks Coffee, an award-winning children's book about an immigrant girl from China, and the acclaimed historical novel Daughter of Xanadu. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, she studied history at Princeton and international relations at Johns Hopkins, and she worked as a Business Week correspondent covering China for eight years.

Son of Venice

A Story of Marco Polo

Authored by Dori Jones Yang

Son of Venice continues the story begun in Daughter of Xanadu, set in thirteenth century China. In that book, Emmajin, an excellent archer and fictional granddaughter of Khubilai Khan, poured all her energy into her dream of becoming the first woman soldier in the Mongol army. When she met Marco Polo, a traveling merchant from Venice, he fascinated her with tales of romantic love and caused her to question her ambition.
Son of Venice picks up the story as Emmajin begins her journey to the West, assigned by Khubilai Khan to carry a letter to establish peace and cooperation between her homeland and Marco Polo's. Marco is to travel in the same caravan. But a shaman's warning of traitors and danger casts a shadow over their journey.
Emmajin wants to win respect as an ambassador of the Great Khan and also to enjoy her time with Marco Polo. But her guards-and her cousin, Temur-insist on keeping them apart. Plus, as she travels west with the army, she begins to doubt the Khan's intentions. Does he really want her to make peace with the West?
Told in alternating points of view, this book follows the adventures of Emmajin and Marco Polo as they head west along the Silk Road. They face battles, intrigue, sinister plots, and unexpected challenges to their unconventional love. Can Marco's famed eloquence and cleverness help when Emmajin faces perils beyond any she imagined?

Publication Date:
0983527237 / 9780983527237
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.6" x 8.2"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Historical / General

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