Daughter of Xanadu

Daughter of Xanadu Athletic and strong willed Princess Emmajin s determined to do what no woman has done before become a warrior in the army of her grandfather the Great Khan Khubilai In the Mongol world the only way

  • Title: Daughter of Xanadu
  • Author: Dori Jones Yang
  • ISBN: 9780385739238
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • Athletic and strong willed, Princess Emmajin s determined to do what no woman has done before become a warrior in the army of her grandfather, the Great Khan Khubilai In the Mongol world the only way to achieve respect is to show bravery and win glory on the battlefield The last thing she wants is the distraction of the foreigner Marco Polo, who challenges her beliefs iAthletic and strong willed, Princess Emmajin s determined to do what no woman has done before become a warrior in the army of her grandfather, the Great Khan Khubilai In the Mongol world the only way to achieve respect is to show bravery and win glory on the battlefield The last thing she wants is the distraction of the foreigner Marco Polo, who challenges her beliefs in the gardens of Xanadu Marco has no skills in the manly arts of the Mongols horse racing, archery, and wrestling Still, he charms the Khan with his wit and story telling Emmajin sees a different Marco as they travel across 13th century China, hunting dragons and fighting elephant back warriors Now she faces a different battle as she struggles with her attraction towards Marco and her incredible goal of winning fame as a soldier.

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  • Dori Jones Yang

    Author of seven books, including The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball, a MG novel about two Chinese brothers sent to America in 1875 Also wrote Daughter of Xanadu, a historical novel set in China in the time of Marco Polo, and The Secret Voice of Gina Zhang, about a Chinese immigrant girl in Seattle A former Business Week correspondent in Hong Kong, Dori s first book was Pour Your Heart Into It How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time For , see booksbydori.

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  • *Sigh*Once more an unnecessary "romance" ruined a great adventure story with an amazing heroine. Is there some unwritten rule in publishlandia that demands damn near EVERY book written for girls/young women MUST have a romance, even when it makes no sense for it to be there? They certainly don't do that to books geared toward boys. Yes, I'm calling out sexist fail here.I'm actually rating this 3.5 stars for not being the typical Eurocentric historical YA. It's always great to see more diversity [...]


  • I don't know much about Mongolian history, but it's true that I don't have a liking for the Mongols after watching movies and reading storybooks depicting their barbaric acts. But now I realize it's just the way a story is portrayed that influences the reader's mind, thanks to Daughter of Xanadu. When a same story is told in two different perspectives, we will have different perceptions and feelings after reading them.In this book, our heroine, the 16-year-old granddaughter of Kubilai Khan - Pri [...]


  • I admit, I blurbed this, because I think it's a durn good book. The female hero is a Mongol princess who yearns to be a warrior in the Khan's army. She is strong in character and weapons, but the men scorn her because of her sex. She is given a chance, but she is assigned a truly unpleasant duty: she must be a companion to the strange-looking foreigner from the west and learn all of his secrets for the Khan. What she learns from this Marco Polo will change the way she looks at herself and at the [...]


  • Do you remember Mulan? Well here is someone with a new twist, it is Emmajin the granddaughter of Khubilai Khan.Yeah. We open up to beautifully written story that transfers you to the vast empire of Khubilai Khan. War is always happening, but it is a more peaceful time, a changing time. The vast conquests are still expanding, but so is the idea of bettering the people.Emmajin is a strong, athletic warrior of a girl who does not want the court life, but longs to be a soldier in the Khan's army. Sh [...]


  • Ah, it was okay. Emmajin began to grow on me as the book went along, and I thought her ambition was portrayed very well. The author also portrayed the questioning of her values and the subsequent reconciliation nicely. The details of Mongolian culture and just feeling the sheer amount of research that must have gone into the writing of this book--boy, am I hesitating giving this just three stars! The thing is I wasn't convinced/swept away by the romantic subplot of the novel. I thought Marco Pol [...]


  • I have to say, perhaps somewhat shamedly, that before this book I gave very little thought to the Mongolian empire in the times of the Great Khan Khubilai (Kublai Khan). Beyond seeing them as the frightening, cruel people on Disney's Mulan I really had very little to go on. My education was sorely lacking, having never discussed them in school, other than the passing comments that Kublai Khan was a powerful leader.This book not only piqued my interest in Mongolian history, but it also, very skil [...]


  • This is kind of embarrassing to say but I decided I would because many of you might have the same perception.I flatter myself saying I love historical Fiction, I mean, I even made a challenge just to force myself to read more of it. So, duh. I can even tell you which ones are my favorite historical periods. Uh-huh. Yeah.Truth is, I totally avoided some periods. I looked at this title, saw the cover, and flinched because I know next to nothing about the Mongol Empire and I had never read about it [...]


  • Did you see Disney's Mulan? Did you like it? If you answered "yes" to both of those questions then you need to make sure to read this book when it's released early next year.This story of a Mongolian princess, Emmajin Beki, is a story that proves that love triangles do not need to exist in YA level books for them to be full of romance, adventure and feature a strong, willful female as the hero. Does that mean there isn't romance? No - there's a little but it's where it belongs, adding beautiful [...]


  • If you’ve never read anything about the Mongolian empire, then pick DAUGHTER OF XANADU up. Writing in a style easily accessible to modern readers, Dori Jones Yang tells the surprisingly deep story of a girl caught between warring desires, who learns that dreams may change and that things are hardly ever what they seem.Emmajin undergoes an incredible journey of self-growth, from a girl with a single-minded determination to be a soldier to a young woman with far more complicated feelings and des [...]


  • This novel stands apart from most others in the young adult genre. It carries an intellectual weight and a sense of timelessness that is a product both of refined, fluid prose and expert treatment of historical subjects.Yang has managed showcase Mongolian culture in as authentic a way as a modern-day author can while doing justice to themes that any teen today can relate to.Princess Emmajin's voice stands out as unique and as representative of the Mongolian ideal of valuing glory on the battlefi [...]


  • *3.5 stars*LIKES: the vivid, fabulously original mongol-empire setting. this is fantastically foreign for me, and for most YA readers. the outsider's view of marco polo's travels. the detail and obvious depth of research situates this story firmly in time and place. the cross-cultural interaction was impressively realistic. you could feel the distance between one reality and the otherEFS: this book needs more polish somehow. i kept feeling the lack of something, but not being a writer myself, i [...]


  • This is a pretty good read. It's a fictional tale about a romance in the Mongol Empire between the young Marco Polo and a grandaughter of the Great Khan Khubilai. Marco Polo is visiting Khan's Empire in hopes of winning the Emperor's favor and returning home and wonderful loot to trade. Emmajin is a princess who wants to serve in the army and experience battle. The Great Khan gives her an assignment: Get close to Marco Polo and find out as much about his home country, Italy, as she can. The Khan [...]


  • Эмүжин, Сүрэн, Доролмаа гурав уран сайхны дүр гэнээ. Ашгүй минь. Тэрнээс юү гэж тийм эмэгтэй байхав дээ, арай л баатарлаг байсын.


  • Actual rating: 3.5 starsDaughter of Xanadu is my first book that I read of Dori Jones Yang and right now, I can say it won't be my last. Daughter of Xanadu engrosses many imaginative, fantasy readers with its powerful storytelling, a rich setting completed with vivid images, dashing adventures, and great, complex characters. Daughter of Xanadu is basically a retelling of Mulan, but creates a distinctive way of its own. It's written to tell a story that occurs around in the 13th century about a n [...]


  • Originally reviewed on my blog, Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing.Daughter of Xanadu by Dori Jones Yang is the story of young Emmajin, the eldest grandchild of the Great Khan. Her closest friend is her cousin, Suren, the eldest grandson of the Khan. Strength and fighting skills are valued in their culture, and Emmajin desperately wants to be allowed to serve in her grandfather's military. She would be the first.Her grandfather gives her an important assignment. She is to become the companion [...]


  • Looking for a book for teens who crave adventure, romance, strong heroines, an exotic setting, and plenty of action? Look no further than Daughter of Xanadu, a 2011 release from author Dori Jones Yang. East meets West in this tale of the fictional Princess Emmajin, an athletic, strong, and of course, beautiful young woman who keeps up with her male cousins in all kinds of athletic pursuits. She dreams of joining the army of her grandfather, the Great Khubilai Khan, and pursuing glory on the batt [...]


  • Daughter of Xanadu was an interesting read for me as I have never read any books about the Mongolian empire so it was fascinating to read about it. Plus, I am not a huge historical fiction buff so this book was certainly different than what I usually read. Also, since I’m not real familiar with the Mongolian empire dynasty historical facts, I don’t know how much the author followed the actual history especially with the Marco Polo aspect. Regardless, this was a book that didn’t immediately [...]


  • I think this book will inevitably draw comparisons to Mulan, but the only similarity is that they both feature strong Asian female main characters. Mulan is Chinese, Emmajin is Mongolian. There is a difference. Also the ending of Mulan is happy, the ending in this book is left rather open, it could go either way. It is rather happy but I felt that there's enough story left to create another book but it's wrapped up semi-neatly to satisfy readers (or at least to satisfy me). I adored the historic [...]


  • Rating: 4.6 stars. Plot: Wow, I was really impressed with how the plot wrapped up. It was nicely done, at least I like to think so. The execution is well done also, especially since there was a lot that needed to be done and I'm very happy with how it handled all of that. Side note: I'm very surprised there's a sequel because I felt pretty satisfied with how it ended.Characters: Emmajin, our main character is a very complex, indecisive, close minded, narrator. To a point where it makes her a ver [...]


  • 5/5Daughter of Xanadu is brilliant. Strong, steadfast and brave, Princess Emmajin wants nothing more than to join the Mongol army and serve her nation in the most honourable of ways imaginable: all the stories that have been passed from generation to generation, the heaping victories and the grand parades. After much strife, she is assigned a task by the Great Khan: to gain intelligence on the foreigner Latin merchants so that the Mongol army may invade Christendom (Europe). Aimed to please and [...]


  • It was one of my fastest read ever. Maybe because of its interesting write didn't allow me to read it divided. I was very got into the book, and it was nice to follow their path imagining the story behalf of her. It is a nice story about how Emujin, who is granddaughter of Khubilai Khan of the Great Mongolian Empire is finding herself with such a different way of seeing the world looking through the eyes of legendary traveler Marco Polo. Unexpected, unexplained, and unwilling love to foreign guy [...]


  • If I wanted to categorize Daughter of Xanadu somehow, I think I would file it under “epic.” At least, epic in scope. The historical details are to the tee, with long descriptions of setting and relationships within the Kahn’s empire. There are numerous story lines weaving in and out, with numerous characters interacting with each other.The main issue I had with it, though, was that I wanted it to be a bit more ambitious, or a bit less ambitious. I wouldn’t care either way, but I wanted e [...]


  • This book is the story of one girls fight to gain a place in a society that only accepts men. All she dreams of is to be a soldier until she meets Marco Polo, a traveler from Italy. While she wants to be a soldier, there is much she doesn't know about. When she finally starts to learn about distant lands from one who lived there, she sees that maybe being a soldier and conqureing the world isn't everything. This is a tale of adventure and excitement set in the time of the Mongols. There is also [...]


  • Daughter of Xanadu is an enchanting book. It was refreshing to learn more about the Mongolian culture at the time of Marco Polo's travels and it has prompted me to read more about him. The main character, Emmajin, is the granddaughter of Khubilai Khan. I enjoyed seeing her develop into an open-minded, strong young woman through her encounters with Marco Polo. Although touted as a Young Adult book, I recommend this book to lovers of historical fiction of all ages. It is an engaging, fun, and ente [...]


  • I'm a big fan of ian warrior princesses. So I really did like the central character. Unfortunately, the ending doesn't work. It isn't credible from either a historical or cultural perspective. The biggest problem is that this is a fictional character. You can't have an invented person doing something high profile. It would be part of the historical record if it had happened. So my disbelief suspenders got all stretched out at that point.


  • Daughter of Xanadu is an exciting book about the granddaughter of Kubilai Khan. Emmajin wants to become a warrior and must prove herself. Along the way she learns more about the greater world, rethinks her attitudes, and begins to understand herself and her true destiny. And, she meets Marco Polo!The novel is well written and provides a lot of historical information about 13th century Mogul culture . I highly recommend it.


  • Marco! Polo? I recall shouting Marco Polo in the pool as a child. And, wasn't Marco Polo the one who brought noodles back from China to Italy? Thanks to Dori Jones Yang for elevating my woeful knowledge of this historical figure and trabsforming him into a living, breathing character. Inside this exciting world he meets his match with Emmajin, Daughter of Xanadu. I couldn't put it down!


  • Putzing around the stacks in the epic Hogwarts castle old timey library one town over from mine, I found Daughter of Xanadu on the shelf. I don't get swept up in cover mania, but I did think the design of this was gorgeous, and after skimming the jacket, I thought, MULAN! As a Disnerd, talkin' the Renaissance era here, not the frozen fever mindfuckery spawning throughout the herds, I was psyched to see how this turned out. I'm gonna jump right in and first off say, THIS IS A ROMANCE STORY. I'm u [...]


  • "Can you imagine, a mere girl fighting on the battlefield?" The role of females in combat is a debate as timeless as war itself, and one that remains divisive and unresolved to this century. While present-day arguments for and against allowing women in the military revolve around psychological and biological issues, back in olden times, one needed only cite "tradition" and "familial roles" to silence the detractors. The teenaged heroine of Dori Jones Yang's new 13th-century historical fiction no [...]


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