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A slave. A spy. A promise.

JOSEON DYNASTY, KOREA.
A humid summer storm rages across the Pavilion, the greatest entertainment house in the sprawling city of Hanyang. Within its stifling walls a gisaeng slave girl hides a fugitive in her bed, unexpectedly saving the life of a young man who is not all he seems.
Immediately Seorin is thrust into a razor-edged world of conspiracy
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Paperback, 294 pages
Published December 20th 2019 by Interstice Press
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CRISPRcreem
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read a book set in this particular historical time period before, so I found this novel really fascinating, and liked learning about the gisaeng and their lives during the Joseon period. This book is well written, immersive and interesting, I definitely recommend.
Kristy Fairlamb
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"He is always listening, always watching, his expression blank and unreadable as I weave tales of head-strong princesses and brave warriors, steadfastly ignoring the black eyes that follow my gesturing hands."

This was my first experience reading a Korean drama. It was a stand-alone but is part of a series so it will most definitely not be my last.

There was something incredibly alluring about this story, from the first pages where we’re thrust into the tantalising, yet oppressive, world of the
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Sonya Bates
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book! I do read historical fiction, but this was my first set in Old Korea and I was fully engrossed from the first chapter. Seorin is a fascinating character and has a fresh and unique voice. Her quest is true, and despite being a lowly slave in an entertainment house, she seizes opportunity when it arises and does whatever she can to fulfill her dream. And her promise.

With a healthy dose of romance, this adventurous story will keep you turning pages. Highly recommended.
Julie Ault
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great book! I thought it was an interesting view of Korea during that time period. There were definitely parts that kept you on the edge of your seat. At the time time, it was a classic story of two unlikely people meeting. I will be looking for the next book!
Mary
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
won this from goodreads. haven't read anything Korean before and liked this very much. only book so far by tis author on amazon but I will watch for more.
S.J. Morgan
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it - full review to come.
Emily Graham
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I couldn't put it down!
Kathy Webb
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I won this Kindle edition book in a Goodreads
Giveaway. Thank you to everyone involved.
A great book - well written!!!
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I won the kindle edition of this book in a Goodreads giveaway and cannot wait to read it!
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Won this in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you.. Very interesting story. Loved the history, the characters and did not want to see it end.
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LEE EVIE is a historical fiction author.
She writes with a focus on Korean history and loves dark adventures with a heavy dose of danger and romance.
When she’s not writing, Lee Evie can be found watching drama, which she will do for hours on end. She believes drama watching is the ultimate joy of life. Even when they make her cry.
An avid photography and travel lover, Lee Evie thinks stories are
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