Giveaway: Song of the Silk Road by Mingmei Yip

song of the silk road mingmei yip Giveaway: Song of the Silk Road by Mingmei Yip

In this richly imaginative novel, Mingmei Yipauthor of'Peach Blossom Pavilion and'Petals From the Skyfollows one womans daunting journey along Chinas fabled Silk Road.

As a girl growing up in Hong Kong, Lily Lin was captivated by photographs of the desertits long, lonely vistas and shifting sand dunes. Now living in New York, Lily is struggling to finish her graduate degree when she receives an astonishing offer. An aunt she never knew existed will pay Lily a huge sum to travel across Chinas desolate Taklamakan Desertand carry out a series of tasks along the way.

Intrigued, Lily accepts. Her assignments range from the dangerous to the bizarre. Lily must seduce a monk. She must scrape a piece of clay from the famous Terracotta Warriors, and climb the Mountains of Heaven to gather a rare herb. At Xian, her first stop, Lily meets Alex, a young American with whom she forms a powerful connection. And soon, she faces revelations that will redefine her past, her destiny, and the shocking truth behind her aunts motivations. . .

Powerful and eloquent,'Song of the Silk Road is a captivating story of self-discovery, resonant with the mysteries of its haunting, exotic landscape.

(see our review of Song of the Silk Road)

We recently read and enjoyed Mingmei Yips captivating Song of the Silk Road, and are lucky enough to have a copy of the book to give away to one US or Canadian reader. To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment telling us whether youd undertake the tasks listed above in the books blurb if you knew youd receive $3,000,000 for doing so. The competition will be drawn on 14 May, after which well contact the winner. Leave an email address so that we can contact you!


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