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  • Daughter of the Yellow Dragon

  • A Mongolian Epic (Fracture Empire, Book 1)
  • By: Starr Z. Davies
  • Narrated by: David Wiseman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Summary

Pinnacle Book Achievement Award winner

Genghis Khan united a nation and created a vast empire for his heirs. But after 200 years of civil war, his empire has fallen into the dark ages. 

Mandukhai dreams of being a fierce warrior woman, but her dreams are shattered when she is forced to become the second wife to the Great Khan. 

Unebolod spent his life in the Great Khan’s shadow, preparing for a day when he can seize control of the empire. But when he forms a dangerous alliance with Mandukhai, it swiftly transforms into a passion that could destroy them both. 

Just as the two are certain their fate will one day bring them together and make Unebolod the next Great Khan, a young prince surfaces to steal the Great Khan's attention and the hearts of the nation.

Daughter of the Yellow Dragon is the first book in a gripping, gritty historical fiction series based on the epic life of one of the most underrated women in history. The series draws you into a world of brutal Mongol steppe life, deadly political games, and supernatural beliefs.

Please be advised: This book contains adult situations, graphic violence, assault, and personal loss.

Daughter of the Yellow Dragon is the Winter 2021 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award winner for outstanding historical fiction.  

©2021 Starr Z. Davies (P)2022 Pangea Books

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  • 09-11-21

Good Story

Having read numerous books on Genghis Khan it was good to see a story 200 years after, which was interesting. I think there is a lot more to come, so I look forward to the next book in the series. The narration was excellent.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from AudiobookBoom in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Shirley N.
  • 22-10-21

Historically Engaging!

I received a free copy of this audiobook from AudiobookBoom in exchange for an honest review.
A great start to the series set 200 years after the reign of Genghis Khan. The princess Mandukhai is forced to marry the current Khan after his first wife didn't provide an heir. An exciting history, love story, and treachery combine to make this a great read. With some elements left unresolved, I look forward to the next book in the series. The narration was excellent.

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  • Krista Albers
  • 24-09-21

Very interesting take on historical period

At first the book was slow to really grab my attention, but it did pick up and has me wishing I had time for the full series.

The narrator was excellent. Different voices for characters, inflection was fully there, clear and enjoyable to listen to.

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  • Jaclyn679
  • 15-09-21

A great new saga

I thought this was a wonderful start to series I’m eager to continue! The author did a great job at incorporating some very sensitive topics while keeping the story entertaining and exciting. I enjoyed the history and how the story had such a thought out background.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Susan
  • 01-07-22

I want to give more than 5 stars

Where do I start? This was such a fantastic story & I loved it. Full of control, desire, loyalty and fear, The characters were strong & powerful. Mondukhai dreamed of becoming a warrior. Her dream was destroyed when she learned she was to become the second wife of the Great Kahn Mondule. She did not want to but she had no choice. Once married she had only one task, to provide an heir. Wife #1 was not nice to her and it was kind of a competition between them although Mondukhai could not stand Mondule touching her. As the story continues, Mondukhai must learn who to trust and how she can get away from Mondule and be able to choose for herself. This is full of so many twists and turns you won't be able to put it down, Just a fantastic story.

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  • Jim Fleming
  • 12-01-22

Mongolian Style Romance and Politics


The Daughter of the Yellow Dragon is my first venture into the pre-Columbus (1492?) literary venue of Mongolian stories of normal everyday life Mongolian style...
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I am highly impressed with the level of detail of Ancient Mongolian everyday Living that Starr Z. Davies has infused into book to say the least.
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Superstition, romance, conniving, political struggles, gorey details of debasement, spiritual beliefs, huge and profound love...
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I could blather on and on, but I'll just say that I think it's worth the time to read/listen to.
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I have been listening to Audiobooks for over two decades, so I hope that my opinion and experience counts for a few folks out there? ;-)
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I can honestly say that while the romance genre isn't my cup of tea, I don't mind telling you that I truly enjoyed this work of literature. Well done, Starr Z. Davies. ♥️👍♥️

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  • Laura
  • 30-10-21

A Possible Story of People and Events from History

Starr Z Davies has written an interesting and creative story about actual people and events that occurred during Mongolian history. Taking the names from history, the author has woven a tale that abounds with believable characters through her depictions of the events of that time. Her historical research was very evident throughout the book. I recommend this tale for those who enjoy historical recreations. David Wiseman's narration was passable, but at times almost robotic. There were times when I wondered if the narration was completed by a human voice, or if it was computer generated. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.