In 1368, Emperor Zhu Yunzhung installed himself on China’s throne, founding the Ming dynasty. One of the most interesting aspects of his rule is that his collection of concubines numbered in the thousands.
Cho and Genji are two young girls who are afraid to disappoint their families if they’re not chosen as their emperor’s concubines. They look forward to the luxurious life and pleasures their training will bring.
One day, Cho locks eyes with a handsome young eunuch named Xian, and both feel an instant attraction.
After losing her virginity in a violent manner to the emperor, Cho’s longing for Xian increases. Xian, who has a secret of his own, starts meeting Cho, and their feelings strengthen.
Cho and Genji have their fortunes read, which offer them clues of their life ahead. Genji has a better experience with the emperor and is happier than Cho.
Meanwhile, Xian learns of a possible escape route through the tunnels beneath the city. Will the couple be able to escape?
A retired teacher, Darlien C. Breeze currently lives in Las Vegas. “I grew up on the copper and goldmine my grandparents owned. You name it, we didn’t have it. No electricity, no hot and cold running water, of course, no TV or daily paper. We had a one-room, one-window cabin. Cooking was done outside over an open fire. Luckily, my grandmother was a crack shot and provided us with plenty of fresh jackrabbit. We hauled our water from the Colorado River in barrels. Actually, we were pretty up-scale, our outhouse was a two-seater.”
The Golden Key is a novel I was excited to read ever since reading the novel’s description. As I am sure many of you, readers know I love the history, and I have always been fascinated with China’s history, so I was very excited to be immersed in 13th century China in the exceptional The Golden Key. As I read The Golden Key I was captivated, and it was as if the pages were turning themselves, I found myself turning them with haste because the story that unraveled was so intriguing that I couldn’t help but to turn them fast! If you are a reader who adores romance and suspense and Chinese history, then The Golden Key is for you! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about this gem of a book.
The Golden Key is a phenomenal story that weaves many themes together. The core theme laced throughout The Golden Key is romance, however, there are themes of history and intrigue laced throughout the book too. The reader in The Golden Key will be taken back to 13th century China and introduced to the Ming dynasty and its Emperor, Zhu Yunzhung. Emperor Zhu Yunzhung is now on China’s throne, and he has a collection of thousands of concubines. The reader in the novel will be introduced to two of these concubines, Cho and Genji, two young girls whose worlds have drastically changed.
Cho is one of the many concubines in the novel, and she has fallen in love with a ‘young eunuch named Xian.’ However, this is of course forbidden, and so the story takes a thrilling turn in which the reader will follow Cho as well as Xian as they try to escape and this book lovers is the premise of the captivating The Golden Key!
The story of The Golden Key is an exceptional one that excited me and thrilled me from start to finish. The fast-paced narrative combined with the razor-sharp prose thrilled me from the very beginning. The incredible plot and the exceptional characters jumped off the page and made me turn them so fast! This is all thanks to the extraordinary author Darlien C. Breeze.
Darlien C. Breeze is the author of The Golden Key and wow what a phenomenal job he has done once again! Historical fiction, in general, can take a while to get going because there is usually a very long backstory that can drag… however! That is not the case with The Golden Key; instead, the reader is immediately thrust into the thick of the story and amongst the unfolding drama. The reader will feel as if their breath has been knocked out of them, that is how fast-paced the plot is and how arresting the story is. As I read The Golden Key I could not turn the pages fast enough, I did so with haste, and this is thanks to the author’s fantastic literature that captivated me from the start.
Overall The Golden Key is a splendid novel that is guaranteed to entertain readers from beginning to end and so, I have no choice but to award the story five stars! If you are a reader looking to get lost in a captivating book, then do not miss out! Be sure to have a read of the book preview below book lovers; you will not regret it!
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