"Elegantly constructed, skillfully written, and absolutely impossible to stop reading."--Booklist (starred review)
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From the Back Cover
The Demi-Monde is a virtual cyber-world, originally created to train soldiers in urban warfare. But as the layers of deceit are peeled back it is revealed to be much, much more. Norma Williams has discovered the terrible secret that lies behind the creation of the Demi-Monde. If she is to save the Real World, she must enlist the help of the beautiful but wayward concubine Fresh Bloom Dong E to escape the Forbidding City and to destroy the terrible weapon threatening the survival of all those living in the virtual hell that is the Demi-Monde... and the Real World. Even as Norma fights to save the Real World, the Demi-Monde itself is sliding deeper into chaos. Lilith and Reinhard Heydrich are vying for ultimate power, and the only way their evil can be defeated is if the dissolute fraudster Vanka Maykov can discover who he really is - and find the strength to destroy the woman he loves. The Demi-Monde:J Summer is the third book in this rumbustious, thrilling adventure: a whirligig ride that will leave you gasping for more!