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Breaking Bamboo by Tim Murgatroyd
  

Breaking Bamboo

Part of the Medieval China Trilogy Series

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Breaking Bamboo by Tim Murgatroyd

Central China, 1264. When Mongol armies storm into the Middle Kingdom, the descendents of Yun Cai (Taming Poison Dragons) are trapped in a desperate siege that will determine the fate of the Empire. Guang and Shih are identical twins, one a heroic soldier idolised by the city he defends, the other a humble doctor. In the midst of war, jealous conflicts over Shih's wife and concubine threaten to tear the brothers apart. Enemies close in on every side - some disturbingly close to home. Can the Yun family survive imprisonment, ruthless treachery and Kublai Khan's bloody hordes? Or will their own reckless passions destroy them first? Breaking Bamboo is the second instalment of a trilogy set in Song and Yuan Dynasty China, charting the trials and adventures of the Yun clan.

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Two worlds and their collisions keep the reader gripped until the final chapter. --Helen Mead, Telegraph & Argus


About the Author

Tim Murgatroyd was brought up in Yorkshire. He read English at Hertford College, Oxford University, and now lives with his family in York. Tim became fascinated with Ancient China when he discovered a slim volume of Chinese poetry in a second hand bookshop. His first novel, 'Taming Poison Dragons' set in 12th Century China, has been described as 'a captivatingly original and unforgettable story of tragedy and enduring love'. The sequel, 'Breaking Bamboo', is the second instalment of a trilogy charting the trials and adventures of the Yun clan during the Mongol invasion of China. He is currently working on the third part of his trilogy, set during the brutal Mongol occupation of China.

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Book Info

Publication date

17th June 2013

Author

Tim Murgatroyd

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Publisher

Myrmidon Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
523 pages

Categories

Historical fiction

ISBN

9781905802760

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