The House of a Thousand Lanterns Author:Victoria Holt "That night I awakened startled. I sat up in bed and it was as though horror crawled over my skin. There was a faint light in the room which came from a crescent moon and the lantern was like a black creature hanging from the ceiling. — "Then I knew what had awakened me. It was a movement at my door. The creak of... more » a handle being slowly turned. I leaped from my bed and as I did so the door slowly opened.
"In the gloom I made out a figure standing there. For a few seconds I thought that one of the ghosts of The House of a Thousand Lanterns had materialized ..."
For Jane Lindsay, a young Englishwoman who finds herself in the exotic world of turn-of-the-century Hong Kong, The House of a Thousand Lanterns held the key to many mysteries -- not the least of which was the truth about the man she loved.