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The Secrets of Jin-Shei (Advanced readers edition)

The Secrets of Jin-Shei (Advanced readers edition)

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Published by Harper collins .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7280520M
ISBN 100060731729
ISBN 109780060731724

The Secrets of Jin-shei explores the bonds formed between chosen sisters of very diverse backgrounds. These bonds will follow each girl throughout their lives and have consequences none of them could have imagined. Filled with drama, political intrigue and mysticism, it will not disappoint. ()4/5(13). A tender story of a unique sisterhood which crosses the boundaries of class and position. Set in and around a royal palace in Medieval China, the sisters face danger and destruction as the intrigues of the court test their loyalty to one another. An epic tale which strikes a chord and leaves you wanting more.

  In my review of STORMDANCER by JAY KRISTOFF, I discussed how his book is Japanese influenced without being strictly Japanese, set in a world called Shima that highly resembles - but isn’t - SECRETS OF JIN-SHEI does the same thing, but with Chinese culture. In the back, Alexander even discusses the line between truth and invention in this novel, including how some of . A group of women, the jin-shei sisterhood, form a uniquely powerful circle that transcends class and social custom. They are bound together by a declaration of loyalty that transcends all other vows, even those with the gods, by their own secret language, passed from mother to daughter, by the knowledge that some of them will have to pay the ultimate sacrifice to enable others to fulfill their.

A sweeping epic set in medieval China, this is the story of the Jin-shei sisterhood, a group of women form a uniquely powerful circle that transcends class, and social custom. They are bound together by a declaration of loyalty that transcends.   I wrote the book that became “The Secrets of Jin-shei” at white heat, , words in less than three months. It was set in a China that never was, a mythical land inspired by Imperial China which I named “Syai”.


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The Secrets of Jin-shei book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A sweeping epic set in medieval China; it is the story of /5. The "secrets of Jin-Shei" chronicles the lives of 9 young girls tied together by a sacred promise of absolute commitment willingly entered through acceptance of each others' invitation.

Among the girls, we meet several potential Empresses-to-be, an alchemist, a sage, a healer, a warrior and one ascends the throne to become the Dragon Empress/5(68).

The series comprises of two novels The Secrets of Jin-shei () and The Embers of Heaven (). The Secrets of Jin-Shei. The Secrets of Jin-Shei is the first novel in Jin-shei series.

In this first book, we meet Tai, the poet woman whom the main story revolves around and then proceed to meet the other seven women little by little. Alma Alexander is a scientist by education, duchess by historical accident, and an author who has written more than a score of novels, including 'The Secrets of Jin-shei', published in dozens of editions and languages around the world/5.

Set in a mythical Chinese kingdom, The Secrets of Jin-shei is a timeless story of what sustains friendship -- and what tears it apart. Accepting all the joys and responsibilities of jin-shei, eight girls pledge lifelong loyalty to each other: the poet, Tai, whose promise to a dying girl changes the history of an empire; the warrior, Xaforn, an /5(28).

Buy a cheap copy of The Secrets of Jin-shei book by Alma Alexander. The epic story of a sisterhood where blood relations are nothing compared to the unbreakable bond of the secret sisters - the bond of Jin-Shei.

Free shipping over $Price: $   About the Book The Secrets of Jin-shei. by Alma Alexander. Enter an ancient world of courtly elegance and intrigue, where sages are also sorcerers, and the daughter of a lowly seamstress can become a companion to an empress.

In this magical land there is a secret language a language that women have passed down from mother to daughter for.

The Secrets of Jin-Shei is a novel written by Alma A. Hromic (as Alma Alexander), published by HarperCollins in May in the U.S., and also published in several other countries in a total of fourteen languages.

Plot summary. A tale of bonding sisterhood, this novel is set in Syai, an imaginary Chinese kingdom. Jin-shei is a pledge given by one woman to another, and once accepted can never. Which Jin-shei sister do you identify with most.

Why. Tai makes a promise to the Little Empress as she is dying, a promise which has far-reaching impact on the rest of Tai's life. Have you ever made such a promises that you have kept. When Liudan asks Khaelin to do "the unthinkable" in the name of jin-shei, Khealin agrees.

Even an order from the emperor can be refused, but a request made in the name of Jin-Shei can not. Over the course of their lives, these ten girls and their Jin-Shei bonds will reshape the empire.

At its heart, The Secrets of Jin-Shei is about the relationships between these Jin-Shei sisters. The conflicts and fears, the betrayals and redemptions.4/5(8).

'The Secrets of Jin-Shei is a completely original -- and a completely magical piece of literature' Joanne Harris User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Get this from a library. The secrets of Jin-Shei. [Alma Alexander] -- This is the story of the Jin-shei sisterhood, a group of women who form a uniquely powerful circle.

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The Secrets of Jin-shei. by Alma Alexander. On Sale: 05/03/ Read a Sample Enlarge Book Cover. $ Spend $49 and. 'The Secrets of Jin-Shei is a completely original – and a completely magical piece of literature' Joanne Harris Synopsis A sweeping epic set in medieval China; it is the story of a group of women, the Jin-Shei sisterhood, who form a uniquely powerful circle that transcends class and social custom/5(59).

A group of women, the jin-shei sisterhood, form a uniquely powerful circle that transcends class and social custom. They are bound together by a declaration of loyalty that transcends all other vows, even those with the gods, by their own secret language, passed from mother to daughter, by the knowledge that some of them will have to pay the ultimate sacrifice.

The Secrets of Jin-Shei Jin-Shei Series, Book 1 Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Save Not today. Subjects. Fiction Historical Fiction. A sweeping epic set in medieval China; it is the story of a group of women, the Jin-Shei sisterhood, who form a uniquely powerful circle that transcends class and social custom.

They are bound. THE SECRETS OF JIN-SHEI. by Alma Alexander. BUY NOW FROM The oath of jin-shei that they take imposes numerous obligations and transcends all other loyalties.

Like a gang of blood brothers, these superheroines try to save not only their sisters but the empire itself in a richly imagined but rather wooden narrative that begins and ends with.

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No ratings or reviews yet. Jin-ashu is the secret language of the jin-shei sisters. It is based on nu-shu, a real women’s written language which existed in China (and is now functionally extinct, other than as an academic interest – but no longer existing in its original form, the one that inspired the version that appears in the novel).

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Written by Alma Alexander Review by Viviane Crystal “Mine was the time of love and fire, of pain, of loss, of joy, of grief, of greed and arrogance and dreams and betrayals of the bond of jin-shei, the sisterhood of woman which shaped the world I was born into.”.

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