The Emperor and the Endless Palace: A Romantasy Novel (Original)


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Mira Books
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6.23 X 9.25 X 1.05 inches | 0.94 pounds

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About the Author

Born to immigrants in Monterey Park, California, Justinian Huang studied English at Pomona College and screenwriting at the University of Oxford. He is now based in Los Angeles and lives with Swagger, a Shanghainese rescue dog he adopted during his five years living in China. The Emperor and the Endless Palace is his debut novel.


"Exquisitely crafted, dazzlingly rendered, and searingly romantic, The Emperor and the Endless Palace is a technicolor dream of passion, obsession, and transcendent love. Huang's genre-bending debut is vividly mesmerizing." -- Amélie Wen Zhao, New York Times bestselling author of Song of Silver, Flame Like Night

"At once page-turning and deeply thoughtful, Huang's excellent debut conjures a sweeping gay love story that unfolds across multiple timelines...this mesmerizing debut is not to be missed." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Opulent...a mystical story of star-crossed lovers who chase true love and atonement across thousands of lifetimes" --Library Journal

"An epic vision of romance, destiny, and Chinese folklore. This lyrical, adventure-filled fantasy will completely pull you in and leave your heart pounding." --Dustin Thao, New York Times bestselling author

"With great skill and verve, Justinian Huang has written a groundbreaking novel. The Emperor and the Endless Palace captures the splendor and intrigue of Imperial China, even as it celebrates queer Asian love and lust through the centuries." --David Henry Hwang, author and Tony-winning playwright of M Butterfly

"This is the sexiest and most compelling read of what is, I think, a brand-new genre: Historical, erotic, reincarnation romance. I couldn't put it down." --Lynda Obst, Hollywood producer of Interstellar and Contact

"A compelling, genre-bending romantic epic about two lovers destined to meet lifetime after lifetime. The inexplicable push and pull of their supernatural connection will keep readers jumping across timelines to see what lies in store for these fated mates." --Julie Tieu, author of Fancy Meeting You Here

"The Emperor and the Endless Palace is the story of an iconic queer romance that transcends time and defies fate; it is, moreover, an exuberant celebration of beautiful Asian men across eons. Sultry, irreverent, and thoroughly entertaining--I couldn't put it down! Justinian Huang is a brilliantly imaginative storyteller, and his debut novel announces a bold literary voice for the ages." --Jean Chen Ho, author of Fiona and Jane

"A frisky romp across continents and dynasties that imparts some profound truths about romance along the way. Justinian Huang's debut is a red-hot and magical love story for the ages." --Daniel Nieh, author of Beijing Payback

"An epic love story that transcends lifetimes... It is, simply, spectacular." --Reactor