Author Edward C. Patterson releases the third book in his Southern Swallow series.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0062CGHU2 on the Kindle.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1466499591 In Paperback (coming soon)
“We were like Swan Clouds, or so my master Li K’ai-men said, because for ten years we drifted from place to place — city to city — one temporary capital after another.” Ten years has passed since The Nan Tu, Book II of the Southern Swallow series. The Sung court and government has settled at the great city of Lin-an and peace is sought with the invading Jurchen. The stage is set for one of the most infamous incidents in Chinese history, known as The Yueh Fei Affair — an intrigue, which casts our adventurers into the perils of the times.
Book III of the Southern Swallow series – Swan Cloud, like its predecessors (The Academician and The Nan Tu) is told by K’u Ko-ling, servant to the Grand Tutor, Li K’ai-men, who must forgo his obligated mourning period and set out on a diplomatic mission for the Emperor Kao — a mission fraught with political intrigue and treachery. Set on the broad canvas of Sung Dynasty China (12th Century), Swan Cloud is a tale of separation and sacrifice — injustice and intrigue. It represents a turning point in this saga for our hero and his band of spiritual warriors.
The Southern Swallow Series:
The Nan Yu
The House of Green Waters
Related series – The Jade Owl:
The Jade Owl
The Third Peregrination
The Dragon’s Pool
The People’s Treasure
In the Shadow of Her Hem