In the latest adventure from Yun Rou, author of the best-selling Turtle Planet and award-winning Mad Monk Manifesto, an American faces down a heady concoction of reincarnation, magical wasps and violence to save his Chinese wife, while in a parallel world in ancient China, an astonishing woman single-handedly keeps a world of warriors at bay. This is an intimate portrait of madness and love with an Asian twist, Yun Rou has been called the “Zen Gabriel Garcia-Marquez” for his works of magical realism.
“It explodes like a shifting kaleidoscope, I was gripped from the very first page. Strong female characters, the mystery of China, and two intertwined stories that are both fascinating. Well done!” — Yue-Sai Kan, best-selling author and entrepreneur “A genuinely magical trip with a dazzling writer.” — Dennis O’Flaherty, author of King of the Cracksmen and The Calorium Wars ”An intense and enthralling story of paper and tigers, it flies like a spear from modern Los Angeles to ancient China, from an underground temple to an icy lake in a moonlit forest.” — Ilaria Serra, Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies, Florida Atlantic University.