The Golden Princess

The Golden Princess

A Novel of the Change

Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101603260
  • 432 Pages
  • NAL
  • Adult


A new generation faces its own challenges in the world the Change has made.

Princess Órlaith, heir to Rudi Mackenzie, Artos the First, High King of Montival, now wields the Sword of the Lady—and faces a new enemy. Fortunately, she also has a new ally in Reiko, Empress of Japan, who has been pursued to America by a conquering army from Asia.
To combat their mutual foe, Órlaith and Reiko embark on a quest to find the fabled Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Grass-Cutting Sword, one of the three great treasures of the Japanese Imperial House. But dreams have revealed that the road to Kusanagi lies through the meganecropolis of the City of Angels, the greatest and most perilous of the dead cities…and beyond it, to a castle in the fearful Valley of Death. And their relentless enemy will stop at nothing to prevent them from succeeding.
For across the Pacific, the great arc of land that stretches from the dark kingdom of Korea to the realm of Capricornia in Australia is threatened by war. Now all the survivors of the Change must choose sides….
The Golden Princess

The Golden Princess

S. M. Stirling


“Occasionally a book comes along that makes you stop and put down anything else you are working on so you can read it. For me that was The Golden Princess…Fans of Stirling and the Emberverse series will be satisfied by this new chapter. Stirling’s skill as a world builder is still as sharp as ever.”—Amazing Stories

“Extremely entertaining reading. Stirling writes clear dialogue, frank sensuous scenes, very effective humorous moments, and utterly hypnotic prolonged action-sequences. Fans of the series will find a great deal to enjoy here.”—Open Letters Monthly

“Stirling’s books have a structural similarity to many of Harry Turtledove’s best sagas, and even, I’d say, the writing of James Michener…This is a unique series, an unusually complex world, and one well worth exploring.”—Bookworm Blues
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