By John Burgess
A poignant glimpse into the way of life of 12th Century Cambodia. need to know who have been the folks who outfitted the temples, grew the rice and served within the palace protect? learn a girl of Angkor.
– sunrise Rooney, writer of Angkor – Cambodia’s Wondrous Khmer Temples
A awesome and compelling tale that vividly inspires the consideration, violence, and wonder of the vanished Khmer empire, as advised throughout the testimony of 1 awesome girl. this can be a genuine page-turner of a story during which Burgess brings us into the damaging global of palace intrigues and into the lives of Angkor’s usual people.
– Michael D. Coe, writer of Angkor and the Khmer Civilization
A lady of Angkor is a strong paintings of mind's eye that takes the reader to a remote time and position and makes the tale vividly actual. in the course of the voice of his heroine, Sray, John Burgess conjures a narrative of a Khmer family members whose lives are interwoven with the development of the mystical, mysterious temple of Angkor Wat. this is often ancient fiction with a distinction – a few humans whose heritage has been obscured and deserted just like the superb shrine that for thus many centuries lay hidden within the jungle.
– David Ignatius, columnist for The Washington submit and writer of Bloodmoney
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Her hair is black and shining as always. Strands of it fly about her bare shoulders, so dark against the paleness of her skin. Behind her, the sky bleeds red into thick streaks of dark clouds, and a gnarled tree twists in on itself, as if it's been burned alive and this is all that remains of its once proud beauty. "Gemma," she says, and my name echoes in my head till I can hear nothing else. Her eyes. There's something wrong with her eyes. They're a bluish white, the color of fresh milk, circled by a ring of black with one small dot of black in the center.