Daughter of the Yellow Dragon: A Mongolian Saga by Starr Z. Davies
Daughter of the Yellow Dragon is set in the 15th century. Few centuries after Genghis Khan, his descendent Manduul is the new Khan, barely competent and the empire is not as it was.
Mandukhai is forced to become a second wife to the Great Khan. She dislikes him from start and how he treats her.
Unebold spend his life in the shadow of Khan, biding his time until he could seize control of the empire. He formes an alliance with Mandukhai, but they are not just partners, there is passion between them that could destroy all that they are working for.
Mandukhai is one of my all-time favorite characters. She is resiliant smart and conniving. With a little shelf from Unebold, she discovered her strength and power within.
It's an incredibly complex story full of nuances, that paint a picture so vivid, I felt like I was transported into the story.
The characters are what truly drives the story, the relationships, that are anything but simple, the betrayals, lies, and political intrigue, kept me on my toes from start to finish.
It's an intense and vast story and I look forward to what's to come next.
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