Temple of a Thousand Faces (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 5, 2013 - Fiction - 544 pages
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In his international bestseller Beneath a Marble Sky, John Shors wrote about the ancient passion, beauty, and brilliance that inspired the building of†the Taj Mahal. Now with Temple of a Thousand Faces, he brings to life the legendary temple of Angkor Wat, an unrivaled marvel of ornately carved towers and stone statues. There, in a story set nearly a thousand years ago, an empire is lost, a royal love is tested, and heroism is reborn.

When his land is taken by force, Prince Jayavar of the Khmer people narrowly escapes death at the hands of the conquering Cham king, Indravarman. Exiled from their homeland, he and his mystical wife Ajadevi set up a secret camp in the jungle with the intention of amassing an army bold enough to reclaim their kingdom and free their people. Meanwhile, Indravarman rules with an iron fist, pitting even his†most trusted men†against each other and quashing any hint of 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 an unforgettable saga of love, betrayal, and survival at any cost.



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User Review  - Esther Bradley-detally - Goodreads

Riveting, educational, compelling and in light of future wars, Khmer has such a perjorative name - Wow; I have friend whose book was published by Hawaii University Press-Sharon May; her book is In the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve Piacente - Goodreads

It took 30 years to build Angkor Wat, but centuries for someone to write a novel that truly captures the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire in Cambodia. Men and elephants did the heavy lifting back ... Read full review

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John Shors is an†international bestselling author whose work has been translated into twenty-six languages.

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