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King Rat

Powerful and engrossing, King Rat artfully weaves the author's own World War II prison camp experiences into a compelling narrative of survival amidst the grim realities of war and what men can do when pushed to the edge. A taut masterwork of World War II historical fiction by bestselling author James Clavell.

Year: 1962     Genre: World War IIWWII: Pacific Theater


After Englishman John Blackthorne is lost at sea, he awakens in a place few Europeans know of and even fewer have seen--Nippon. Thrust into the closed society that is seventeenth-century Japan, a land where the line between life and death is razor-thin, Blackthorne must negotiate not only a foreign people, with unknown customs and language, but also his own definitions of morality, truth, and freedom.

Year: 1975     Genre: ActionFar EastHistorical


War between England and China might be over, but the hostilities remain. Dirk Struan and Tyler Brock come to control much of England's trade with China yet neither can control their desires or their hatred of each other. Over the years, their two families will cross paths, threatening to rip both apart, with reverberations that will echo across the generations. East and West come together in an opulent and intricately plotted narrative. A tour-de-force of historical fiction.

Year: 1966     Genre: Far EastHistorical

Oct 10, 1921 -- Sep 07, 1994
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Series & Characters



Got ItWant ItRead ItYearTitle

-- -- --1962King Rat Asian Saga
-- -- --1966Tai-Pan Asian Saga
-- -- --1975Shogun Asian Saga