The Iron Khan (Detective Inspector Chen #5) - Liz Williams 8.00   1

Being considered a friend to the Emperor of Heaven has its drawbacks — especially when one is Detective Inspector Chen and the Emperor needs assistance in finding the Book, a escaped, self-aware magical artifact with the power to alter the world. Tasked with retrieving the Book before it can alter reality, Chen crosses paths with his former partner, Zhu Irzh who is in hot pursuit of the Iron Khan, an evil, homicidal immortal intent on conquering Asia by any means.

While Chen and Zhu are otherwise occupied, Inari — Chen’s demon wife — is whisked away by forces intent on revenge against Chen and ultimately, the Emperor of Heaven. The fantastical deserts of Western China and a mythical city of wonders serve as a backdrop for Chen, Zhu Irzh and Zhu’s lover, Jhai Tserai as they wage an intense, personal war to prevent their worlds from a cataclysmic destruction.

Liz Williams delivers an exotic tapestry of unique urban fantasy — rich with Asian mythology and interesting, fully-formed characters. From the quirky inclusion of a taciturn badger teapot to the luxurious descriptions of Singapore Three, Williams crafts a solid and fantastical world like no other writer in the fantasy genre. Strong storytelling and unexpected plot twists is guaranteed to keep the reader intrigued… and longing for more.

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Release date November 2010
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Detective Inspector Chen :: Series

Series contains 6 primary works and has 6 total works.

Snake Agent (Detective Inspector Chen #1) 7.04   53
The Demon and the City (Detective Inspector Chen #2) 6.76   29
Precious Dragon (Detective Inspector Chen #3) 6.90   22
The Shadow Pavilion (Detective Inspector Chen #4) 7.66   3
The Iron Khan (Detective Inspector Chen #5) 8.00   1

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