Mar 7, 2013

Temple of a Thousand Faces by John Shors

 Title: Temple of a Thousand Faces: A Novel by John Shors
Published February 5, 2013; NAL Trade paperback
Genre: historical fiction

"Though he had already plundered Angkor of some of its riches, he wasn't certain what to do with this statue. He admired it greatly, and now that he was the ruler of Angkor, he was in no rush to destroy its beauty." (p. 56)
From the Goodreads description: "The novel brings to life the legendary temple of Angkor Wat, ( in a land that is now Cambodia), with its ornately carved towers and stone statues.

Nearly a thousand years ago, Prince Jayavar of the Khmer people narrowly escapes death at the hands of the conquering Cham king Indravarman. He and his mystical wife Ajadevi set up a secret camp in the jungle to reclaim their kingdom while Indravarman rules with an iron fist, squashing any rebellion.

Moving from a poor fisherman's family whose sons find the courage to take up arms against their oppressors, to a beautiful bride who becomes a prize of war, to an ambitious warrior whose allegiance is torn--Temple of a Thousand Faces is a saga of love, betrayal, and survival at any cost."

Friday 56 Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader 

11 comments:

  1. This book sounds absolutely wonderful! I don't know a lot about Cambodia so I'm really looking forward to visiting a new place through the book :)

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  2. I got this one a few weeks ago, and can't wait to read it. Shors is so popular, and I need to make time for this one soon. I'm encouraged to her that you liked it!!

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  3. This one is in my pile as well; need to fit it in as it sounds soooo good.

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  4. This does sound terrific!

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  5. Though I have never been there I have always been somewhat fascinated by Angkor Wat. This sounds really good.

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  6. I love the look and sound of this one! Thanks for sharing....and here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

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  7. I would love to read this one.

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  8. Sounds great! I'm a fan of this author. Happy reading :)

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  9. Think and hope I did that right!
    Barbara Z

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  10. saw this on goodreads and now it looks even better with your snippet!

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  11. I will be reading this one soon!

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