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Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

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Science fiction and East Asian myth combine in this dazzling retelling of the rise of Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in Chinese history.

 

I have no faith in love. Love cannot save me. I choose vengeance.

 

The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises - giant transforming robots that battle aliens beyond the Great Wall. It doesn't matter that their female co-pilots are expected to serve as concubines and often die from the mental strain.


When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, her plan is to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister's death. But after miraculously surviving her first battle, Zetian sets her sights on a mightier goal. The time has come to stop more girls from being sacrificed.

 

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'This is the historical-inspired, futuristic sci-fi mash-up of my wildest dreams.' - Chloe Gong

 

'Raging against the patriarchy in spectacular style.' - Observer, best books of the year

 

'Think The Handmaid's Tale meets Pacific Rim and buckle up.' - Shelley Parker-Chan

 

'Like its ferocious heroine, Iron Widow is brutal, bloodthirsty and full of rage.' - Julie C. Dao

  • Details

    Imprint: OneWorld

    Publication Date: 8 September 2022

    ISBN: 9780861542116

    Pages: 400

    Format: Paperback

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Germany and Republic of Ireland: Due to a high return rate of parcels, we are sadly no longer shipping to Germany and the Republic of Ireland. 

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