Sons is about the differences between three generations. Wang Lung died peacefully in the beginning. The story continued with the three different kinds of life that his three sons led. All of the three sons were concisely portrayed, with a slight emphasis on the third, Wang the Tiger. He rose slowly to the position of a warlord. In order to pass his position to his son as he was growing old, he sent his son to a military school to learn western war techniques. However, his sons turned against him by joining the New Revolutionary Army which was against all old lords.
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Review: Sons (House of Earth #2)User Review - Theresa Kobylka - Goodreads
For me not as good as 'the good earth' -- difficult to pin point time period guessing late 1800's early 1900's? Read full review
Review: Sons (House of Earth #2)User Review - Marc Rocket - Goodreads
I had very high hoped because I enjoyed The Good Earth. Sons continued the story but it just sort of plodded along. It was hard to develop empathy for the characters and in parts it was predictable ... Read full review