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By Jeannie Lin

National bestselling writer Jeannie Lin’s Gunpowder Chronicles proceed as a girl left adrift through the autumn of a Dynasty makes an attempt to reclaim her family’s honor…

As a doctor, Jin Soling can see that the Emperor is cracking, counting on Opium to drown his issues. The Ch’ing Empire is failing, and struggle with the British is impending, however the guy to whom Soling used to be engaged has a daring concept to avoid wasting it.

A chief in the Ministry of Engineering, Chang-wei indicates an alliance with Japan, whose scientists declare to have technical developments that may flip the tide of the warfare. yet Japan has stored itself in isolation for the final 200 years, slicing all diplomatic ties with the Ch'ing Empire. Chang-wei needs to input the island state in cover to hunt an alliance—an alliance forbidden through the japanese shogunate.

Seeking to flee the politics of the imperial court docket, Soling arranges her personal passage at the airship to Japan. yet after they land, Chang-wei and Soling develop into pursuits of the shogunate's armored assassins. stuck among empires, in a land distrustful of foreigners, the lethal struggle machines are the least in their worries…

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Anna had never really believed that she could be forced, tricked, or seduced into ruin, but then she’d never anticipated anyone like the Earl of Carne. Cautiously, she allowed her memory to bring to mind the man she had met last night, trying to decide what made him so dangerous. Handsome, yes. But not in a smooth, gentle way. He was lean, hard, and had proved to be alarmingly strong. Anna shuddered at the memory of being as helpless as a struggling toddler. Perhaps, however, that very strength was part of the seductive appeal that lingered even now as a spicy sweetness beneath anxiety.

She was just working into her light stays when Martha returned to help her. ” Anna asked, holding her long plait away from the buttons down her back. “Seems a decent enough house, miss. Sit you down now. ” Anna sat in front of the gargoyle-guarded mirror. ” Martha was quickly unraveling the plait and brushing it out. ” “Well, about this room. ” “Who knows what they do in Lunnon, miss? ” The Featherstones had arrived at nearly eight in the evening and had only taken time for supper before retiring.

A doctor brought in by the lady’s grieving husband stated that certain bruises on the arms suggested that the lady could have been compelled to consume the cause of her death, but since it was equally impossible that a murderer sneak into the house, and as Lord M********le and his friends all vouched for one another, that none had left the room during the evening, and in view of the fact that the lady was found clutching a farewell note to her poor bereaved husband, a judgment of suicide was made.

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