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SILK will take you, the reader, into a land unknown to most in modern times. The author has researched this era in ancient China so that it shows to you the inventions, foods, housing, medicines, philosopy, religion and traditions of this veryMoreSILK will take you, the reader, into a land unknown to most in modern times. The author has researched this era in ancient China so that it shows to you the inventions, foods, housing, medicines, philosopy, religion and traditions of this very interesting time in the world. Also, you will learn of the very real legend of silk, known well in the eastern world. The royal family lives on Coral Island where silk production brings wealth to its owners. The mulberry trees on which the silkworm feeds is hidden in an orchard well-guarded by a surrounding wall.Must Princess Zhen Zhu endure her father placing a wall not only around the silk production and mulberry orchard but also around her heart? Quickly, she is forced to make her plans but only days are left as her boat to India is now in the harbor. She is about to embark on a journey into India to marry a man she has never met. Her father has exercised his power to force her to go even though she is in love with Wang, the handsome guard from the palace. She must leave Coral Island, her home, forever. As far back as she can remember, the pagoda palace has always been surrounded by a well-guarded wall, behind it the mysterious production of beauteous silk takes place. Many have lost their lives trying to climb the stone enclosure to uncover the forbidden secret. As a result of many events, Zhen Zhu finds herself embroiled in deceit, love and intrigue that multiplies beyond her dreams. And when the secret of silk is revealed it will shake the entire world of the ancient orient!