This excellent biography is about a curious woman, ahead of her time; the infamous Empress Wu, who ruled China for a number of decades during the seventh century.
The various stunts and schemes she devised in order to obtain power are fascinating, ghoulish and always interesting to read about. This well-written book paints a very vivid picture of a very shrewd woman who ruled powerfully and uncompromisingly. It also describes the events and ideas which mark Empress Wu out as one of the first and most important figures of female emancipation.
This is a truly entertaining but also very informative book, well worth a read for those who enjoy reading about interesting people.