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Book Title: Escape to Temasek: Romance at Three Kingdoms : part 1|
Date of issue: August 17th 2016
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The author of the book: Jonathan Lee
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Read full description of the books Escape to Temasek: Romance at Three Kingdoms : part 1:A story of love and war set in 14th century Singapore amidst the tussle between Srivijaya, Majapahit, and Ayutthaya for supremacy, seen through the eyes of a princess from Ming China as she transforms from an innocent eighteen year old into a master politician with her own army and triumphs against all odds against her enemies.
Princess Mei Li is sent across the South Seas to marry the aging King of Palembang, Bintan and Temasek, but she is led to believe that she will marry the young dashing prince who calls himself the King of Temasek. Will she bow to the wishes of the King or flee to the Lion City? Thus begins her journey that will precipitate the fall of an old empire and the rise of a new one. Through war, betrayal, and murder, she follows her prince who clings to his ancestral Gods, Buddhism and Empire, only to find all three incompatible. Through this process, she grows from a lost and despairing eighteen year old into an artful politician of formidable courage and strength. Seen through her eyes, the legends of ancient Singapore comes alive in ways that will startle those who are most familiar with them.
Parameswara is a historical figure well loved as the founder of Malacca and the ancient lineage of Malay kings and empires. This story reveals for the first time, the blood and tears of empire building, and depicts the last days of the ancient Srivijaya empire and the rise of Malacca and the place of Singapore in the midst of these momentous events.
In this modern age when China and South East Asia are contesting the ownership of 90% of the South China Sea (ie. what China calls the "South Seas"), this novel gives you a unique peek at the relationships and political dynamics between the leading kingdoms and empires of the 14th century.
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Read information about the authorJONATHAN LEE is a British writer whose recent fiction has appeared in Tin House, Granta, and A Public Space, among other magazines. High Dive is his first novel to be published in the United States. He lives in Brooklyn, where he is a contributing editor for Guernica and a regular contributor to The Paris Review Daily.
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