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Hidden Cities (Moshui, the Books of Stone and Water #3)

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The mythic beasts and glorious legends of feudal China illuminate a world at war in this, the conclusion to Daniel Fox’s critically acclaimed series.

Whatever they thought, this was always where they were going: to the belly of the dragon, or the belly of the sea.


More by chance than good judgment, the young emperor has won his first battle. The rebels have retreated from
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 2011)
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Ranting Dragon
May 16, 2011 Ranting Dragon rated it it was amazing
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Hidden Cities is the final installment in Daniel Fox’s Moshui trilogy. The first book, Dragon in Chains, and the second, Jade Man’s Skin, have already been reviewed at The Ranting Dragon. Hidden Cities begins with the exiled boy-emperor’s first victory against the rebels, but this victory is slim indeed and only happens with the luck of the dragon. In the battle’s aftermath, concubine Mei Feng convinces the emperor to send the secretly treacherous general
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Kathy Davie
Jul 07, 2011 Kathy Davie rated it really liked it
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Third in the Moshui fantasy series based on myths and legends of ancient China about the healing powers and strength of jade. About dragons and sea goddesses.

The Story
The dragon has escaped her imprisonment under the sea and unleashed typhoons upon the lands. The storm has destroyed Tunghai Wang's chance at certain victory to capture Santung while saving the boy emperor from defeat. The goddess' children have provided safe passage for Chien Hua, Man of Jade, and his pregnant concubine, Mei Feng,
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Jules Jones
Jul 13, 2012 Jules Jones rated it really liked it
Third part of the medieval China-inspired fantasy by Chaz Brenchley writing under his Daniel Fox pen name. And make no mistake, this is the third and final part of a single story which began with Dragon in Chains, rather than the third of three novels. You'll need to have read the first two parts to get the most out of this book. Fortunately, that's no hardship. This is a complex story that needs the space to do justice to the lives of its characters.[return][return]At the end of the second part ...more
Clay Kallam
Jan 19, 2012 Clay Kallam rated it liked it
Shelves: sf-fantasy
Daniel Fox juggles a host of narrators in “Hidden Cities” (Del Rey, $15, 416 pages), but like many authors, he gives his readers too much credit and assumes they will immediately remember everything about all of them. Unfortunately, it takes a hundred pages or so to get back up to speed in this series about an alternate Taiwan with goddesses, dragons and jade that’s infused with life-giving powers.

Fox also stretches his wings as a writer, and his forays into a more poetic style sometimes work, a
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John Adams
Sep 04, 2015 John Adams rated it it was ok
A disappointing end to an enjoyable trilogy, as the plot just seemed to peter out.
David Marshall
May 26, 2011 David Marshall rated it really liked it
This is a terrific concluding volume to what has proved one of the best fantasy trilogies of the last ten years. It balances intelligent plotting with a transparent prose style. But do not under any circumstances treat this as a standalone. You must read the first two, Dragon in Chains and Jade Man's Skin first.

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This was a little hard, given that I haven't read the other two in the series, but it makes me want to go back and start those. More thoughts later.
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