'The Secrets of Jin-Shei is a completely original – and a completely magical piece of literature' Joanne Harris
Alma Alexander was born in New Zealand, grew up in Australia and now lives in the USA
This is a story set in a mystical land and unravels the lives of those in the Jin-Shei sisterhood. One of the sisterhood becomes Dragon Empress leading all of the sisterhood to... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Holly74
Despite the product description and other reviews, this is not a historical novel of China. It's a fantasy novel set in a fictional land called Syai, which has a culture similar... Read morePublished on 22 Feb. 2010 by S. Hartwell
This book is beautifully written, with a fascinating setting in an imperial China city and an interesting concept of a female friendship society dedicated to helping each other. Read morePublished on 28 April 2009 by D. lema
To be fulfilled a woman must marry and have children. A varied cast of characters but a disappointing moral to the story. Read morePublished on 16 July 2008 by Adriana Paun
This is a gripping and magical read! from the start it is apparent that this text isnt going to conform to sociological boundries with varying statuses and personalities which you... Read morePublished on 3 Sept. 2007 by Red Azalea Aka Toni
The Secrets Of The Jin-Shei is a truly enchanting read. Alma Alexander's wonderful vivid descriptions bring the story to life. Read morePublished on 14 Jun. 2007 by Catface Kupo
I adored Jin-Shei, and have recommended it to several friends who have also enjoyed it.
It is refreshing to read a book where all the main characters are women- and... Read more
This story is exactly what it says 'Trully Magical'.
This story takes you on a Journey from a child into old age of a young girl named Tai and her Jin-shei circle. Read more
This book is quite simply amazing. I'm so glad I decided to buy it. The story focuses on a group of young women who are all tied to one another throught the Jin Shei bond. Read morePublished on 25 Sept. 2006 by C. Cloke