A great story, great characters, great dialogue, history, culture I could go on for ages. Basically, if you are interested in a historical novel, Asia, China, Hong Kong, the sea, action, romance, this book has it all.
An excellent historical novel of the British seizure & colonization of Hong Kong in the early 19th century told through the struggles of 2 rival trading companies and the families aligned with them. An insightful look at both the Chinese & British cultures of the time and how they inform these cultures today.
this book is part of a trilogy. it is a must read trilogy. japanese settings many years ago.
Must read historical fiction
Lots of entertainment, action, sex and sin, murder, etc. A real epic.
I read this book on my first trip to Hong Kong. If you're interested in Hong Kong, or going there, you must read this!