Synopsis THE MESSENGER is an adventure story for teenagers set in seventh century China, when the Middle Kingdom was ruled by the tyrannical Empress Wu. A farm boy called T'ien Chi is asked to take a message from one exile to another across the breadth of China. The message is in the form of a shih, a song or poem, and the boy has to carry it in his head, for to write it down may lead to discovery, arrest and death. He travels on horseback and encounters brigands, corrupt officials and adverse conditions on his way. Bank House Books
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.42 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2006
Publisher Bank House Books
ISBN 1904408192 ISBN13 9781904408192