Beijing, 1322. Sixteen-year-old Wu Johanna is the granddaughter of the legendary trader Marco Polo. In the wake of her father’s death, Johanna finds that lineage counts for little amid the disintegrating court of the Khan. Johanna’s destiny—if she has one—lies with her grandfather, in Venice. So, with a small band of companions, she takes to the road—the Silk Road—that storied collection of routes that link the silks of Cathay, the spices of the Indies and the jewels of the Indus to the markets of the west. But first she must survive treachery and betrayal on a road beset by thieves, fanatics and warlords.
About the Author
Dana Stabenow is the author of the bestselling Kate Shugak series, which includes Midnight Come Again, The Singing of the Dead, and Bad Blood, and the Liam Campbell series. She has won an Edgar Award and a Nero Award for books in the Kate Shugak series, and in 2007 she was named Alaska Artist of the Year in the Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities.
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