Crocodile Tears

Crocodile Tears

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🍊tangerqueen🍊 By Jenjibread Updated Jul 14, 2017

The palace is a graveyard of dreams and hope. It slowly lures you in with its mesmerizing beauty, giving silky promises of power and wealth. But as soon as you take a step into the mirage, the doors snap shut. Then you realize...
  
  The high palace walls are nothing more than a cage of bones. The peaceful lotus pool is simply a resting place for thousands of lost souls. And laughter and smiles are a weapon to kill you before you can even mutter a single word. When lucky, a remain or two may find its way out - a fragmented jade or two bloody teeth, a remembrance that this indeed was history. 
  
  From her birth, she was chained by the invisible strings of fate. What was the palace but another prison? Her bargain was her freedom, and his bet was the future of the empire. He favored the land over her, so she chose herself over him. 
  
  But when she finally had the chance to escape, she found that she couldn't. For her hands were spotted with crimson blood.

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Youth_Fire Youth_Fire Mar 31, 2017
I'm like going to study this day and night, and try to figure out how you write so good!
ruyilala ruyilala Mar 22
I got here from Foenix's recs and I'm glad I did! You have some exquisite imagery going on here, it's very soothing. Love the subtle symbolism and nuanced details, it really sets the mood.
Hikarah Hikarah Mar 18, 2017
FTR A your cover is amazing I love it B I'm a china fan so I'm excited C Captivating Paragraph brownie points D I'm surprised this book doesn't have more votes and I haven't even finished the book thats how good I know it'll be.
Foenix8 Foenix8 Jun 09, 2017
Very poetic and a change from the usual Chinese novels I've read. I like it!
Ohyeahx3 Ohyeahx3 Feb 20
My brain would smoke without being able to write those deep descriptions. You’re reaaallly goooood !
thecuriouskind thecuriouskind Jan 15, 2017
1st paragraph and I've already got goosebumps... My bones are telling me this is going to be a good book😄