Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY: Son of Venice by Dori Jones Yang

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's a chance to highlight your most eagerly awaited releases.

I'm going to be a stop on the ARC tour for Son of Venice by Dori Jones Yang (the sequel to the wonderful YA historical Daughter of Xanadu.) The tour is hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly.

I'm also going to have a guest post/interview with Dori on Wednesday, July 25th. So be sure to check that out!

Here is the description of the new book from the publisher:

Son of Venice continues the story begun in Daughter of Xanadu, set in thirteenth century China. In that book, Emmajin, an excellent archer and fictional granddaughter of Khubilai Khan, poured all her energy into her dream of becoming the first woman soldier in the Mongol army. When she met Marco Polo, a traveling merchant from Venice, he fascinated her with tales of romantic love and caused her to question her ambition. Son of Venice picks up the story as Emmajin begins her journey to the West, assigned by Khubilai Khan to carry a letter to establish peace and cooperation between her homeland and Marco Polo’s. Marco is to travel in the same caravan. But a shaman’s warning of traitors and danger casts a shadow over their journey. Emmajin wants to win respect as an ambassador of the Great Khan and also to enjoy her time with Marco Polo. But her guards—and her cousin, Temur—insist on keeping them apart. Plus, as she travels west with the army, she begins to doubt the Khan’s intentions. Does he really want her to make peace with the West? Told in alternating points of view, this book follows the adventures of Emmajin and Marco Polo as they head west along the Silk Road. They face battles, intrigue, sinister plots, and unexpected challenges to their unconventional love. Can Marco’s famed eloquence and cleverness help when Emmajin faces perils beyond any she imagined?


  1. Oh, cool-I didn't know that Daughter of Xanadu was going to have a sequel! And this one sounds really interesting with the incorporation of Marco Polo. I'll need to pick up the first book but this sounds like a series worth reading.


  2. It sounds soo good! I want to read both of them now and going to put them on my TBR pile! Thanks for stopping by!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. I like the sound of this one! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. This sounds great. This is my first time hearing about this and the book written before. Thank you for sharing it. My WOW...

  5. Great picks. Love the blog, new follower on GFC : )

    my WOW