In his international bestseller beneath a Marble Sky, beauty, John Shors wrote about the ancient passion, and brilliance that inspired the building of the Taj Mahal. Meanwhile, indravarman rules with an iron fist, pitting even his most trusted men against each other and quashing any hint of rebellion.
Temple of a Thousand Faces #ad - Moving from a poor fisherman's family whose sons find the courage to take up arms against their oppressors, to an ambitious warrior whose allegiance is torn--Temple of a Thousand Faces is an unforgettable saga of love, to a beautiful bride who becomes a prize of war, betrayal, and survival at any cost.
Readers guide included. There, a royal love is tested, an empire is lost, in a story set nearly a thousand years ago, and heroism is reborn. When his land is taken by force, Prince Jayavar of the Khmer people narrowly escapes death at the hands of the conquering Cham king, Indravarman.
Beneath a Marble SkyMcPherson & Company #ad - Beneath a marble sky, recounts their story, " narrated by Princess Jahanara, eldest daughter of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, and her own as well, a parallel tale of forbidden love enduring censure and extreme deprivations. Beneath a marble sky" brims with action and intrigue befitting an epic era when, alongside continuous war, architecture and its attendant arts reached a pinnacle of perfection.
At that time, most of eastern afghanistan, Hindustan comprised all of modern Pakistan and Kashmir, and two-thirds of the Indian subcontinent roughly north of Bombay to the Himalayas. In a splendid debut, john Shors has crafted an immensely readable and well-researched historical novel of surprisingly contemporary relevance.
Beneath a Marble Sky #ad - Show more Show Less. The story surrounding the construction of the taj Mahal occurs, unimaginable wealth, against a scrim of fratricidal war, murderous rebellion, and, however, not least of all, religious fundamentalism ruthlessly opposing tolerance and coexistence between the disparate peoples in the empire.
In 1632, mumatz mahal, the emperor of hindustan, overwhelmed with grief over the death of his beloved wife, Shah Jahan, commissioned the building of a grand mausoleum to symbolize the greatness of their love.
A Woman of AngkorRiver Books #ad - A poignant glimpse into the daily life of Twelfth Century Cambodia. Through the voice of his heroine, sray, john Burgess conjures a story of a Khmer family whose lives are interwoven with the building of the magical, mysterious temple of Angkor Wat. Want to know who were the people who built the temples, grew the rice and served in the palace guard? Read A Woman of Angkor.
Dawn rooney, and beauty of the vanished khmer empire, violence, author of Angkor – Cambodia’s Wondrous Khmer TemplesA wonderful and compelling story that vividly evokes the glory, as told through the testimony of one remarkable woman. This is historical fiction with a difference – about a people whose history has been obscured and abandoned like the magnificent shrine that for so many centuries lay hidden in the jungle.
A Woman of Angkor #ad - David ignatius, columnist for The Washington Post and author of Bloodmoney. Coe, author of angkor and the khmer civilizationA Woman of Angkor is a powerful work of imagination that takes the reader to a faraway time and place and makes the story vividly real. This is a real page-turner of a narrative in which Burgess brings us into the dangerous world of palace intrigues and into the lives of Angkor’s ordinary people.
UnboundJohn Shors, Inc. #ad - Yet even this famed fortification has weaknesses, and against his will, a talented Chinese craftsman is taken from his home and wife, so that he may labor alongside the wall’s defenders. Fan has been missing for a year when his wife, Meng, decides to do the impossible—to leave everyone and everything she knows in a daunting effort to find him.
The setting – china's great wall – is as much a personality in the tale as the husband and wife who live, and love, in its shadow. I loved it. Jamie ford, john shors draws us inside the impassioned history of China’s Great Wall, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet“In Unbound, through richly intertwined characters determined to live freely, and for love.
All that prevents the violent end of a dynasty is the Great Wall. John shors reimagined one of the world’s greatest love stories—the romance that inspired the Taj Mahal—in his critically acclaimed, international bestseller Beneath a Marble Sky. Rose, new york times bestselling author of The Library of Light and Shadow.
Unbound #ad - A gem of storytelling. Paula mclain, new york times bestselling author of The Paris Wife“An elegant and compelling epic told with Shors’ trademark understanding of human nature and ability to create characters who touch our hearts. At a time when many women fear even stepping outside their homes, Meng disguises herself as a man and begins a perilous journey of deliverance.
A haunting tale of the enduring bonds that anchor and save us when all the other chains—poverty, cruelty, enslavement, degradation—have been broken.
In the Shadow of the Banyan: A NovelSimon & Schuster #ad - Told from the tender perspective of a young girl who comes of age amid the Cambodian killing fields, this searing first novel—based on the author’s personal story—has been hailed by Little Bee author Chris Cleave as “a masterpiece…utterly heartbreaking and impossibly beautiful. For seven-year-old raami, the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital.
In a climate of systematic violence where memory is sickness and justification for execution, Raami fights for her improbable survival. Displaying the author’s extraordinary gift for language, In the Shadow of the Banyan is testament to the transcendent power of narrative and a brilliantly wrought tale of human resilience.
In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel #ad - . Soon the family’s world of carefully guarded royal privilege is swept up in the chaos of revolution and forced exodus. Over the next four years, and brutal forced labor, as she endures the deaths of family members, starvation, Raami clings to the only remaining vestige of childhood—the mythical legends and poems told to her by her father.
Cross CurrentsBerkley #ad - There, struggling to make ends meet, small-resort owners Lek and Sarai are happy to give an American named Patch room and board in exchange for his help. Thailand's pristine Ko Phi Phi island attracts tourists from around the world. But when patch's brother, accompanied by his girlfriend, Brooke, Ryan, arrives, Lek learns that Patch is running from the law, and his presence puts Lek's family at risk.
Meanwhile, brooke begins to doubt her love for Ryan while her feelings for Patch blossom. In a landscape where nature's bounty seems endless, these two families are swept up in an approaching cataclysm that will require all their strength of heart and soul to survive.
Dragon HouseBerkley #ad - Resounding with powerful themes of suffering, war and peace, Dragon House brings together East and West, friendship, sacrifice, and love, and celebrates the resilience of the human spirit. From the critically acclaimed author of beneath a Marble Sky and Beside a Burning Sea—the new novel from “a master storyteller, ”* set in contemporary Asia.
From john shors comes an unforgettable story of redemption set in modern-day Vietnam. Learning from the poorest of the poor, the most silent of the unheard, Iris and Noah find themselves reborn. In the slums of a city that has known little but war for generations, having a home, Iris and Noah befriend children who dream of nothing more than of going to school, and being loved.
Dragon House #ad - Dragon house tells the tale of iris and Noah—two Americans who, as a way of healing their own painful pasts, open a center to house and educate Vietnamese street children.
Beside a Burning SeaBerkley #ad - From the author of beneath a marble sky comes an inspiring new novel of a man and a woman from different worlds whose love is put to the ultimate test as they struggle to survive an extraordinary set of circumstances. View our feature on John Shors' Beside a Burning Sea. With the blend of epic storytelling and emotional intensity that distinguishes him as a unique talent, heroes and villains, in their own ways, John Shors reveals a powerful story of redemption focusing on unlikely lovers, and war-torn countries—all, fighting to survive.
One moment, the world war ii hospital ship Benevolence is patrolling the South Pacific on a mission of mercy—to save wounded American soldiers. Meanwhile, the remaining castaways endure a world not of their making—a world as barbaric as it is beautiful, as hateful as it is loving. The next, benevolence is split in two by a torpedo, killing almost everyone on board.
Beside a Burning Sea #ad - A small band of survivors, including an injured Japanese soldier and a young American nurse whom he saves from drowning, makes it to the deserted shore of a nearby island. Now, surrounded by enemies he is supposed to hate, he instead finds solace in their company—and rediscovers his love of poetry. While sharing the mystery and beauty of this passion with Annie, the captivating but tormented woman he rescued, Akira grapples with the pain of his past while helping Annie uncover the promise of her future.
Akira has suffered five years of bloodshed and horror fighting for the Japanese empire.
The Demon Seekers: Book OneBlackfin Books #ad - With someone she never intended to care about. As the war for earth rages, Tasia's path leads her across a wounded, imperiled planet. Book one of the Demon Seekers™ series. Earth, 2171. It's been a century since hostile aliens turned Earth into a prison for the worst of their own kind, nearly wiping out humanity in the process.
Seventeen-year-old tasia is a Seeker--a human survivor who hunts down the cruel creatures that conquered and destroyed her world. From hidden bases within the ruins of scorched cities, she and others like her have become accustomed to a life of violence and terror. When tasia's brother becomes ill and her family is ripped apart, she must leave all she knows in a desperate attempt to save him.
The Demon Seekers: Book One #ad - Aided by unexpected companions, she heads toward her greatest fears--unaware that she's no longer the hunter, but the hunted, and that her fate has become her foe. Haunted by her failure to protect her loved ones, and burdened by powers she doesn't yet understand, Tasia finds herself on a daring journey she never intended to take.
The Wishing TreesBerkley #ad - It contains kate's final wish-a plea for him to take their ten-year-old daughter, Mattie, on a trip across Asia, through the countries they had always planned to visit. Almost a year after the death of his wife, former high-tech executive Ian finds a letter that will change his life. Eager to honor the woman they loved, ian and Mattie embark on an epic journey, leaving notes to Kate in "wishing trees" along the way, and encountering miracles large and small.
And as they begin to find their way back to each other, they discover that healing is possible and love endures-lessons that Kate hoped to show them all along.