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Son of Venice by Dori Jones Yang
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May 31, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction, young-adult
Read from August 12 to 25, 2012

Son of Venice, the sequel to Daughter of Xanadu, takes the reader on a fascinating trek west along the Silk Road with Emmajin (the fictional granddaughter of Khubilai Khan) and Marco Polo. I thoroughly enjoyed this creative tale of a forbidden cross-cultural romance. Having the chapters alternate between Marco’s and Emmajin’s perspectives added an interesting element to the story. The exciting and believable plot transports the reader into the Mongolian culture of the thirteenth century. I highly recommend it for fans of historical fiction.

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