The Dragon Queen

The Dragon Queen

From the bestselling author of Daughters of the Dragon comes the story of one of the most extraordinary queens in history.

As tensions rise on the Korean peninsula, US diplomat Nate Simon is sent to Seoul to gauge the political situation and advise the president. He also needs to find out why someone sent the president an ancient, intricately carved comb with an ivory inlay of a two-headed dragon. Though familiar with Korea’s language and culture, Nate knows little of its troubled history. Beautiful and mysterious embassy aide Anna Carlson believes it’s time he learns, starting with the extraordinary story of Korea’s last queen.

Seoul, 1866. The beautiful orphan Ja-young is chosen to be the child bride of Gojong, Korea’s boy king. Highly intelligent but shy, Ja-young faces a choice: she can be a stone queen—silent and submissive—or she can be a dragon queen and oppose enemies and empires that try to rule Korea during the age of imperialism. Her choice leads her to forge a legend that will endure far beyond her lifetime.

The more Nate discovers, the more he comes to realize that Queen Min’s story is still relevant today. Now the choice is up to him: be submissive and accepting…or change the world.

Title:The Dragon Queen
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781543666342
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  • Dani ?? Perspective of a Writer

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...US diplomat Nate Simon is sent to Seoul to find out why someone sent the president an ancient, carved comb with an ivory inlay of a two-headed dragon...

  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks

    This is an interesting format for a historical book - it's both fiction and not really fiction at the same time. With short interludes about the present day, the author tells a fictionalized historica...

  • Jean

    I had read Daughters of the Dragon by William Andrews and I thought it was outstanding. It is one of my favorite historical fiction reads. So when I saw The Dragon Queen, I didn't hesitate on reading ...

  • Aditi Varma

    #bookreviewWeek number : 29Book number: 60Name: The Dragon Queen by William AndersonRating: 2/5Finally finished a book after a long time. This was a long read. And not a very good or interesting read....

  • Joyce

    I won the Kindle Edition through Goodreads Giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to read a historical-fiction read about The Last Empress of Korea. I was really excited to read about Queen Min, The ...

  • Emily

    The Dragon Queen captures the story of Korea’s late 1800s-era, kickass woman, Empress Myung-Sung. This is exactly the type of book I love to get lost in as it is a historical fiction. I didn’t giv...

  • Crystal Aldamuy

    Took me along time to finish - the story kept losing my interest . the present day parts didn't need to exist....

  • Philippa Mary

    This a fantastic book. I have read and loved Daughter of the Dragon by the same author and so I was very excited about this book being released. It did not disappoint. This book is split into two pers...

  • Gaby Lee

    Relevant then and nowThis is a wonderful book that entertains in the telling of the story of a real life historical character unknown to much of the western world. It is a lovey story but bears the im...

  • Kay Roseberry

    Another amazing story I am excited to know there will be another book to follow this story. Keep writing Mr. Bill! You have provided me with knowledge about the history of a country I have not studied...