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Is part of Overseer Series Christopher Ride , 2007 series - author novel (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The First Boxer
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'An Anglo-French armada sails towards the coast of China to enforce the Treaty of Tientsin. The Allied forces will be hopelessly outnumbered, yet Lord Elgin's army will inflict one of the most decisive victories in history. Their incredible military success will be due to the guidance of just one man - a Chinese with blue eyes - who knows every aspect of the future.

Randall Chen has been sent back in time to chart the destiny of the
Middle Kingdom, ensuring that the greatest treasure in Asia is protected. But even with his exceptional foresight he will underestimate Empress Ci Xi, a calculating Manchurian beauty with an insatiable lust for power. She will attempt to use her considerable intellect and charm to draw in the mysterious blue-eye and turn his powers to her advantage.

The Boxer Rebellion will be the result - the horrifying and bloody consequences of which will echo throughout the ages.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Book launched in Canberra with an author talk at the Asia Bookroom, Macquarie, 25 November 2009. Proceeds from the evening to NTA East Indonesia.

  • Dedication: Dedicated to E.J.L. Ride
  • Author's note: The Facts

    The historical information and timelines relating to the Opium Wars, The Boxer Rebellion and the Qing Dynasty (pronounced 'Ching') are based on fact. This includes historical characters, Chinese customs and material about architecture, construction, weather, topography and military battles.

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Bantam Books , 2009 .
      Extent: 479p.
      Description: illus., maps
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. [479]).
      ISBN: 9781863256605 (pbk.)
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2010 .
      Alternative title: The Last Empress
      Extent: 514p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 May 2010
      • Imprint: RHA eBooks Adult (Random House website)
      ISBN: 9781864714500 (ebk)
Alternative title: Zeitriss
Language: German

Works about this Work

Publish It Yourself? Now That's a Novel Idea Linda Morris , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 February 2010; (p. 10) The Age , 3 February 2010; (p. 17)
Books Ian Nichols , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 31 October 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Parrot and Olivier in America Peter Carey , 2009 single work novel ; The First Boxer Christopher Ride , 2009 single work novel ; The Last Stormlord Glenda Larke , 2009 single work novel
How I Made It Christopher Ride , 2009 single work autobiography
— Appears in: The Deal , September vol. 2 no. 8 2009; (p. 6)
Books Ian Nichols , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 31 October 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Parrot and Olivier in America Peter Carey , 2009 single work novel ; The First Boxer Christopher Ride , 2009 single work novel ; The Last Stormlord Glenda Larke , 2009 single work novel
How I Made It Christopher Ride , 2009 single work autobiography
— Appears in: The Deal , September vol. 2 no. 8 2009; (p. 6)
Publish It Yourself? Now That's a Novel Idea Linda Morris , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 February 2010; (p. 10) The Age , 3 February 2010; (p. 17)
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