Readers tend to have mixed feelings about Xin. She’s the clone of Fu Hao, the 1,200 BCE Chinese queen, general, and high priestess. She’s also a key player in the clandestine world that controls worldwide governments. Most people admire her brains and hate her guts. By the way, she’s okay with that.
But there’s much more to Xin, and this novel takes us into her past and that of her “mother,” Ching Shih–the clone of a pirate queen who stole the infant Xin from the Chinese government and escaped to America. How do two women with remarkable pasts make peace with their present-day selves?
The answer: Not easily, not gracefully, and not well…
This cover shows Xin against the backdrop of Fu Hao’s tomb and statue. Fu Hao was one of King Wu Ding’s 60 wives. She rose to prominence and was believed to have led up to 13,000 men in successful military campaigns against her husband’s enemies. Her tomb was excavated in Yinxu in 1976.
My novel, Xin, is about a woman living up to expectations of herself, of her mother, and of her past in a world where traditions and superstitions war with cutting-edge science and technology. Fans of Danyael will be thrilled to find that he plays a prominent role in this novel, and Zara makes a guest appearance too. I hope you check it out.
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