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“Wang vividly depicts the First Opium War (1839-1842) with enlightening and easy-to-read exposition that explains how the British pushed illegal Indian-grown opium into China in return for silver then used to buy tea, spices, and porcelain for British markets.” Misty Urban, Historical Novel Review Read More…

Reviewed by Misty Urban

“Wang’s descriptions and antidotes bring the narrative to life and capture the complexities of this time…and crafts a spellbinding tale of love, endurance, sorrow, history, and strength.” Read More…

Reviewed by Jessica Tingling

“This is not your typical boring historical saga. It is filled with life, drama, suspense and passion. It’ll hook you from the beginning and won’t let go. ‘The Opium Lord’s Daughter’ is a superb work of historical fiction that will certainly help satisfy the ‘book bug’ in you while you’re isolating.”  Read more…

Reviewed by Connie Werner

“Robert Wang has written a debut novel that tells not just a compelling, enlightening, and riveting story but also a very educational one in the genre of historical fiction. In the style of James Clavell’s Shogun and Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth, The Opium Lord’s Daughter balances the ongoing plot with the history and historical details to make a fascinating book that will be a pure delight to any fan of the genre.” Read more…

Reviewed by Alex C. Telander

“The historical information was woven seamlessly into the story and I suspect the author researched the facts thoroughly. A fairly balanced argument from both sides which highlights the great and avarice and arrogance of mankind which has not changed one iota in the last two hundred years. I wish I could give it 6 stars.” Read more…

Reviewed by Lucinda E Clarke for Readers’ Favorite


“The story of Su-Mei is enchanting, heartbreaking and at times simply horrid…{Readers} will find themselves on an emotional and intellectual roller-coaster…At the same time, one gets a very clear idea of how important tradition and respect is to the Chinese culture so different, and even today, from that of Western society.” Read more…

Reviewed by Vig Boland, 5 star review Readers Favorite


“The Opium Lord’s Daughter is a superb work which will satisfy any historical fiction fan looking for a new avenue to explore.” Read more…

K.C. Finn 5 stars – Readers Favorite


A Novel Based on Historical Events of the First Opium War.


The Opium Lord’s Daughter is a work of historical fiction told from dual perspectives—Chinese and English—about the First Opium War, a dramatic and history-altering conflict. Wang’s gripping story benefits from his extensive research and attention to historical detail. The novel takes readers directly into a tale spanning two continents, vividly told through the perspectives of several colorful main characters whose stories serve to illuminate both the intricacies and the sweep of this critical period in history.

Following in the tradition of noted historical fiction writers such as Ken Follett, Philippa Gregory, and James Clavell, Wang’s novel artfully weaves true events and characters into the narrative, offering the reader a selective glimpse into a world—populated with rogue drug traders, imperialist government officials, religious zealots, and scrappy survivors—that is both antiquated yet relevant to current events, including the opioid crisis and ongoing East-West tensions. A must-read for history buffs and fans of tales well-told!


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