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The Last Empress
The Last Empress | Anchee Min
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At the end of the nineteenth century China is rocked by foreign attacks and local rebellions. The only constant is the power wielded by one woman, Tzu Hsi, also known as Empress Orchid, who must face the perilous condition of her empire and devastating personal losses. In this sequel to the bestselling Empress Orchid, Anchee Min brings to life one of the most important figures in Chinese history, a very human leader who sacrifices all she has to protect both those she loves and her doomed empire.
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youcanneverreadtomuch
The Last Empress | Anchee Min
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Great book, not surprisingly, I did have the pleasure of reading another novel of hers this year.

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bookworm.krizia
The Last Empress | Anchee Min
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Empress Orchid" was better than "The Last Empress" but still this was a great sequel. If you're not into sad and depressing stories then this one is not for you. The overall mood of this book is loneliness and melancholy. Empress Orchid has a life that I do not envy. She was immortal, literally and figruatievly. She has to witness the deaths of her loved ones and 2 of her sons, I wouldn't be able to bear it.