Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)


- by Anchee Min

To rescue her family from poverty and avoid marrying her slope-shouldered cousin, seventeen-year-old

Orchid competes to be one of the Emperor's wives. When she is chosen as a lower-ranking concubine she enters the erotically charged and ritualised Forbidden City. But beneath its immaculate façade lie whispers of murders and ghosts, and the thousands of concubines will stoop to any lengths to bear the Emperor's son.

 ?? ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Sri Lanka