The Historical Novel Society

The Historical Novel Society

Reviewed by Misty Urban The Historical Novel Society Lee Su-Mei is an unconventional guan (nobleman’s) daughter: she refuses to let her feet be bound, and she drives her father to despair with her lack of filial piety. Sent to a Catholic convent in the Portuguese colony of Macau, Su-Mei eagerly studies the language of the “foreign devils” and makes a friend of Pai Chu, a young...

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Readers Choice- 5 Stars

K.C. Finn 5 stars – 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.

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Readers Choice – 5 star V. Boland

Vig Boland, 5 star review 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 the, and even today, from that of Western society.

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Readers Choice- L.E Clark

Lucinda E Clarke for Readers’ Favorite

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.

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The Portland Book Review- 4.5 Stars

The Portland Book Review- 4.5 Stars

Reviewed by Alex C. Telander

“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.”

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The Baddass Writer Review

The Baddass Writer Review

Reviewed by Connie Werner

“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.”

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San Francisco Book Review- 5 Star

San Francisco Book Review- 5 Star

Reviewed by Jessica Tingling

“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.”

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