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[Reading] ➸ Threads of Silk ➮ Amanda Roberts – Nikeairmaxcheapuk.co When I was a child I thought my destiny was to live and die on the banks of the Xiangjiang River as my family had done for generations I never imagined that my life would lead me to the Forbidden CityWhen I was a child I thought my destiny was to live and die on the banks of the Xiangjiang River as my family had done for generations I never imagined that my life would lead me to the Forbidden Cit.

Y and the court of China’s last EmpressBorn in the middle of nowhere Yaian a little embroidery girl from Hunan Province finds her way to the imperial court a place of intrigue desire and treachery.

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  1. Ray Ray says:

    ePUB Threads of Silk ePUB ↠ Threads of ePUB ì Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å threads mobile, silk pdf, Threads of kindle, Threads of Silk PDFThreads of Silk is a new historical novel which is sure to fascinate fans of Chinese history The novel is about one woman’s perspective in the twilight of the ing Dynasty which ended in 1911 and is full of historical details The author certainly did her research; the world of Threads of Silk is grand and exotic and rings trueThe story opens in rural Hunan and is told through the character of Yaian a poor girl who raises silkworms and enjoys her simple life in the countryside After being taken up by upper class mentors she learns embroidery and is eventually taken to Peking where she stays for the bulk of the novel The capit


  2. Carole P. Roman Carole P. Roman says:

    ePUB Threads of Silk ePUB ↠ Threads of ePUB ì Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å threads mobile, silk pdf, Threads of kindle, Threads of Silk PDFEpic story of Yang Yaian a young girl who rises from humble beginnings to the royal court of the notorious Empress Cixi Yaian is the spirited only child of silk farmers content to finish her life caring for the small worms when silk slippers she embroiders and showcasing her raw talent propel her to a school where she learns to become a skilled worker She is feisty


  3. Sarah (Workaday Reads) Sarah (Workaday Reads) says:

    ePUB Threads of Silk ePUB ↠ Threads of ePUB ì Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å threads mobile, silk pdf, Threads of kindle, Threads of Silk PDFThis was a flowing and lyrical story The imagery is beautiful and while the story unfolds slowly it's a lovely floating taleThe actual contents and events aren't beautiful though Yaian does not have an easy life as a young girl in China at the end of the 1800s The historical events are told uite well with enough detail that I never got lost but I was also never overwhelmed either This balance is maintained by keeping the focus on Yaian an


  4. Rosemarie Short Rosemarie Short says:

    ePUB Threads of Silk ePUB ↠ Threads of ePUB ì Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å threads mobile, silk pdf, Threads of kindle, Threads of Silk PDFI think any comparisons to Snow Flower and the Secret Fan are inevitable for anyone who has read both and that this book The similarities are certainly there women beginning their lives with foot binding and this binding changing their destinies In my opinion Snow Flower is a better book However there are a lot of good things to say about Threads of Silk The central concept of embroidery providing a reason for the character's elevation to the Royal Court of the dying ing Dynasty was interesting me Similarly I found the relationships Yaian had with both the men and women around here shaped by the traditions and rules of the time were fascinating I especially loved how true to life her romantic relationship turned out to be The problems were two fold too much show don't tell and too long of a bookIf the former were reduced the latter would no longer be an issue Threads of Silk especia


  5. Kara-karina Kara-karina says:

    ePUB Threads of Silk ePUB ↠ Threads of ePUB ì Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å threads mobile, silk pdf, Threads of kindle, Threads of Silk PDFThis was a lovely addition to my collection of historical fiction and fantasy about China I haven't known or read much of this period specifically in Asia 1840 to 1908 and the only event I could recognise was the Boxers' rebellion however Threads of Silk was utterly charmingIt's very Chinese in that sense as it's all about embracing your role and staying loyal and following the traditionsand yet it also shows that women were not as powerless in Chinese Empire and that Wu Zetian wasn't the only female Empress actually ruling and affecting policies in the long history of ChinaYaian begins her story as a six year old urchin whose mother decides to bind her feet to improve the girl's


  6. DubaiReader DubaiReader says:

    ePUB Threads of Silk ePUB ↠ Threads of ePUB ì Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å threads mobile, silk pdf, Threads of kindle, Threads of Silk PDFAs the ing Dynasty draws to a closeI thoroughly enjoyed the audio version of this book when faced with unpronounceable names in a foreign language the audio is often the best solution and Leanne Yau had a convincing Chinese accentThe main chara


  7. Ahaaha4 Ahaaha4 says:

    ePUB Threads of Silk ePUB ↠ Threads of ePUB ì Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å threads mobile, silk pdf, Threads of kindle, Threads of Silk PDFSo sad this one is over I only wish I would have read Threads of Silk before I went to China The story takes place from 1846 1908 A story of powerful women who really were the ones to rule China in the 1800’s Beautifully written easy to grasp the history and characters you will love and despise Sometimes endings are disappointing but Amanda Roberts provided the perfect ending leaving the reader completely satisfied The ending clinched a 5 star rating and left me wishing there were even stars to give


  8. Lori Selonke Lori Selonke says:

    ePUB Threads of Silk ePUB ↠ Threads of ePUB ì Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å threads mobile, silk pdf, Threads of kindle, Threads of Silk PDFThis is why I readWhat a great story Historical fiction is always my favoriteBeautifuly writtenpage turner After visting China a few times all the pieces of history have come together Visting the Forbidden City Summer Palace etcI just love this story starting in 1846 thru 1908 about a young girl Yaian was born before her time brave strong indepenadant Yaian is summoned by The Empress of China to become one of her staff as a gifted embroider I could not put it


  9. Ariana Fae Ariana Fae says:

    ePUB Threads of Silk ePUB ↠ Threads of ePUB ì Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å threads mobile, silk pdf, Threads of kindle, Threads of Silk PDFTHREADS OF SILK by Amanda Roberts is a story intertwining China’s history and Yaian a peasant girl who becomes the personal embroider to Imperial Concubine Yi aka Empress Cixi Through Yaian’s eyes we see the rise of Empress Cixi and the ending of the ing DynastyThere were many things I admired about Yaian love for her art and to become a master embroider her want of independence in age where it was unheard of and her friendship and loyalty to her Empress Yaian’s journey from a humble innocent girl to woman trying to find her place in an opulent court filled with intrigue politics and witnessing China’s tumult history made very interesting story At times I felt I was reading a personal diary I enjoyed the scenes between Yaian and Empress Cixi Watching Yaian’s relationship blossom from the Empress’ personal embroider to a friend and confident was fascinating I enj


  10. Noelle Riches Noelle Riches says:

    ePUB Threads of Silk ePUB ↠ Threads of ePUB ì Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å threads mobile, silk pdf, Threads of kindle, Threads of Silk PDFEpic story telling of China's history told from the point of view of an embroiderer and all she encountered in her many years of service to the Empress Loved this tale and how it felt like I was in it with her The time period and everything surrounding it is incredibly well researched but in that perfect way that shows the author knows what she's talking about but doesn't need to flaunt or prove it very natural Roberts took me on a journey and made me sad every time I


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