Book: The Emperor's Jade by Robert Mitchellcategories: Book, Action Thriller, Tomb Raiding, China's First Emperor, Buried Ancient Treasure, Hiunting Ancient Artifacts, Chinese Gangsters, Mountains of China, Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Adventure Fiction
Robert Mitchellabout this book: If you have ever been to Huang Shan, better known as Yellow Mountain, a magical place situated in the province of Anhui, China, you will know why I had to tell a story about this spectacular cluster of steep rocky peaks bearing names such as Lotus Flower Peak, Bright Summit Peak and Heavenly Capital Peak. Some of these sheer jagged monoliths rise above fifteen hundred metres. My wife and I had visited Huang Shan during a week away from the college at which we were teaching in the district of Nandaihe by the Bo Sea. And so I joined these two places, bringing the quietness of winter by the sea in Nandaihe to meet with the jagged serenity of the pinnacles of Huang Shan, but I did away with the peace and the quietness, and made them both somewhat sinister. There was a Chinese teacher at the college who had taught me a little about the use of bamboo sticks as writing tablets two thousand years ago. And there was another teacher interested in Chinese poetry. And so I took from both of these men, using both the knowledge they had imparted and part of their personalities in my book. And I used several of the students, in particular one of my favourites, Moon. I hope that she has forgiven me.
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