Lord of Formosa: new historical novel about 17th-century Taiwan

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Lord of Formosa: new historical novel about 17th-century Taiwan

Postby Camphor Press » Fri May 04, 2018 18:54

Lord of Formosa is an epic new historical novel about the intertwined histories of Ming loyalist warlord Koxinga and the Dutch East India Company’s colony in Taiwan. The author, Joyce Bergvelt, lived in Asia (including Taiwan) in her youth and wrote her dissertation on the climactic clash between Koxinga and the Dutch in 1661-1662. The book combines great attention to historical detail with a gripping narrative and fleshed-out characters who bring the men and women of the seventeenth century vividly to life.

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“Bergvelt's vivid prose tells a taut story through the eyes of well-drawn characters based closely on real historical figures. A delightful book, and one that provides an excellent entrée into an important period of history.”
—Tonio Andrade, author of Lost Colony and The Gunpowder Age

“I read this comprehensive novel with total absorption. In fact, I became obsessed by it over several days. With its many twists and turns of plot, it really does make for outstanding reading.”
–Bradley Winterton in the Taipei Times

It’s available now from our website, with free delivery in Taiwan.

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Re: Lord of Formosa: new historical novel about 17th-century Taiwan

Postby Kal El » Sat May 05, 2018 08:58

That looks like an interesting one! :thumbsup:
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Re: Lord of Formosa: new historical novel about 17th-century Taiwan

Postby SlowRain » Sat May 05, 2018 22:59

Is it available at Eslite?
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Re: Lord of Formosa: new historical novel about 17th-century Taiwan

Postby Taffy » Mon May 07, 2018 01:00

Sadly not yet. Still trying to persuade them to expand their meagre Taiwan-focused stock. As mentioned above though, we offer free delivery throughout Taiwan if you buy from our website.
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Re: Lord of Formosa: new historical novel about 17th-century Taiwan

Postby SlowRain » Wed May 09, 2018 13:54

Will the author be doing any speaking engagements in Taiwan?
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Re: Lord of Formosa: new historical novel about 17th-century Taiwan

Postby Camphor Press » Wed May 09, 2018 14:56

We don't have anything planned in the near future, but we are hopeful that will happen at some point. Will update here when we have news.
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