Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £3.99

Save £5.00 (56%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

The Mandate of Heaven (Medieval China Trilogy Book 3) by [Murgatroyd, Tim]
Kindle App Ad

The Mandate of Heaven (Medieval China Trilogy Book 3) Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
Book 3 of 3 in Medieval China Trilogy (3 Book Series)

See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
£3.99

Length: 576 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deals: Books from 99p
Sign-up to the Kindle Daily Deal email newsletter to discover daily deals from 99p.

Get a £1 reward for movies or TV
Enjoy a £1.00 reward to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase any Amazon Kindle Book from the Kindle Store (excluding Kindle Unlimited, Periodicals and free Kindle Books) offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 reward per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Terms and conditions apply


Product description

Review

" The author s knowledge of and love for this region and era are clear, and the reader is definitely immersed in the atmosphere and culture of the time. I recommend this to anyone interested in China and also anyone who feels like reading an interesting and well-written tale of love, betrayal, war and difficult decisions.
--Historical Novels Review

About the Author

Tim Murgatroyd is an English teacher who lives with his family in York. He has remained fascinated by ancient China since his teens, when he discovered a slim volume of Chinese poetry in a second hand bookshop. Taming Poison Dragons, Breaking Bamboo and The Mandate of Heaven are Tim's first books and chronicle the turbulent events of the Mongol invasion of China. Author website: www.timmurgatroyd.com

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2359 KB
  • Print Length: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Myrmidon (24 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GW3TTCO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #227,440 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
8
4 star
3
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 11 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Having read the first two books in the trilogy and thoroughly enjoyed them I saved this one up for an absorbing holiday read. It did not disappoint. From opening passages one is absorbed and invested in the outcomes for the three main characters in the various fascinating plots and story lines. The characterisations are splendidly animated and while the historic detail comes across as deeply authentic the twists and turns for our heroes resonate in our modern travails, just as the author hopes. His labours are repaid.
My hope is to see the characters from the trilogy on a big screen as I think this would make excellent cinema.
1 Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Have read all 3 volumes in this series and loved every one. Books received in very good condition. If you like Chinese period novels you'll love this series.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
An exceptional piece of work finishing a fine trilogy in style and leaving me wanting a fourth.
I have rarely read a book more than once but I am sure I will return to all three of these books.
It left me with such a detailed vision of landscape, relationships, culture and adventure.
Nothing was missing from this book, over 500 pages but not unnecessarily wordy and it wrapped the trilogy of books up perfectly.
Up there with the best!
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Mandate of Heaven is the conclusion of a trilogy that gives quite astounding insight into medieval Chinese history, culture and mind set. That the first two volumes have been translated into Chinese really says it all. These are authentic tales. The last is perhaps the least accessible with foot binding, grave robbery and Daoist sexual techniques to induce immortality. But these things happened. For anyone interested in China or who simply wants to read a really good historical novel these are quite the best thing since Patrick O'Brian and, if they are second to him, they run him a very, very close second indeed.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Just finished the trilogy and like the other two really enjoyed it. My only, slight, complaints were the military action was passed over too quickly (I enjoy a good fight in a book) and felt a bit cheated. Without spoiling the plot the large naval battles go by quickly and a showdown on an island is over with no real description of the fight. I like to see my baddies get their come-uppance but this didnt happen for example one baddy is written off as having died quickly. These niggles stopped me giving 5 stars but still recomend the whole series to readers
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The Mandate of Heaven. This book out of the trilogy disturbed me the most. Foot binding and the general under current that Yun Shu the female main character in the story , experienced such treatment by her own folly related to duty and by the hands of unscrupulous men, really made for some uncomfortable feelings. However, this trilogy has been an absolute pleasure to read. A truly exceptional piece of work and writing..the imagery...well, read it for yourself. You will not be disappointed. A beautifully written trilogy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
click to open popover