The Last Empress is a heart-grabbing story of an ingenious woman who would be queen…….
This story sweeps us into the Forbidden City, with it’s plots and cruelties, intrigue and ritual, all seen through the eyes of the empathetic Orchid. The last empress is described in historical textbooks as a “mastermind of pure evil”, but the author has portrayed the empress as a resourceful, intelligent, passionate woman. A concubine who bears a son, and wills her country and the dynasty she comes to dominate to survive.
The author has a remarkable knack for creating compelling plots. This is an exotic tale filled with historical insight, richly transporting in its details and gripping to the end.