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The annals of history are filled with stories of powerful men and women, but every so often, one tale emerges that captivates our hearts, reminding us of the indomitable human spirit. "Shi Yang: Queen of the Pirates," the latest offering from the talented Penelope Dow, does just that and so much more.
Released on June 5, 2023, this novel, grounded in true events, chronicles the incredible journey of Shi Yang. From being sold into the dark world of prostitution to forging her destiny as a pirate queen, her story is one of resilience, determination, and the pursuit of greatness against all odds.
The Struggles and Triumphs of Shi Yang
Few can imagine the horrors of being ensnared in a life with no hope, especially at a young age. Yet, Shi Yang's will was never entirely extinguished. The turning point arrives when she finds an unlikely ally in the notorious pirate Zheng Yi. Their partnership becomes the stuff of legends. Together, they commandeer the seas with a vast and fearsome fleet that would send shivers down the spines of even the bravest souls.
"Penelope Dow has penned a tale so gripping, so visceral, it feels like you're living through the events firsthand. 'Shi Yang: Queen of the Pirates' is not just a book; it's an experience. Five stars are simply not enough for this historical marvel!" Dr. Mel Caudle
Why Should You Dive into This Adventure?
"Shi Yang: Queen of the Pirates" offers readers an opportunity to sail through time to a world where determination could shape empires and where love and ambition coalesced to defy societal norms. Dow's masterful storytelling will leave you spellbound, transporting you to the floating brothels of Canton and the tempestuous waters of the South China Sea.
History, adventure, and a tale of unparalleled determination await you. Dive into the world of Shi Yang and discover a story that will resonate long after the final page. Whether you're a history buff, an adventure seeker, or someone who enjoys a powerful narrative, this book is a must-add to your collection.
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Sold into prostitution at a young age, this book tells the remarkable story of how a poor girl with no future rose above her circumstances to become one of the most powerful women in history.
Shi Yang escaped the floating brothels of Canton with the notorious pirate Zheng Yi. Together they went on to develop one of the largest pirate navies of the South China Sea, with over 400 vessels under their command.
Hungry for more power, Shi Yang seeks to rule with her husband’s protégé, Cheung Po Tsai. Soon she is able to challenge Canton’s European trade partners. Perhaps even the Emperor himself…
A historical fictional novel based on true events in the 19th Century of how a Chinese flower boat girl married a pirate and went on to become the most powerful pirates in history.