The Night Revels of Han Xizai
Author: Way Wu
Publisher: How Do Publishing Co., Ltd.
Published Date: 2011/07
The Night Revels of Han Xizai, a work of Chinese historical detective fiction is inspired by the Chinese famous painting of the same name. Each historical figure in this painting is come back to live and jumps out of the remarkable Chinese painting legacy to become a vivid character into the novel. The background of “The Night Revels of Han Xizai” sets in the Nantang Dynasty, a weak and perverted reign which is meant to be taken over by Greater Song Dynasty. Han Xizai, a notable but underestimated minister suddenly gets attention to believe he has absolute ability to change the endangering fate of Nantang dynasty where he has dedicated himself for over thirty years.
However, due to Han Xizai has already forseen Nantang’s doom fate and decided to stay out of the dilemma which the authority still tries to struggle with. Han Xizai starts to act as absurd as he can by holding night parties every night. One night, there was one of his mistresses being poisoned and died in the party. Everyone there was considered as a suspect and also the next victim in the same time. During the period of case investigating, there were more people dead and more corpses found one after another. The more clues spread out, the more intrigues involved. Was Han Xizai the murder target or someone else? What’s the real attitude the emperor Li Yu toward Han Xizai? Who was behind all this to the end?
【About the Author】
Way WU is a novelist and television screenplay writer. She is among the most-honored authors of historical detective fiction in contemporary Chinese literary arena. She is noted for her historical writings that deal with the unusual Chinese mystery tales which are always tangled with deepest and diverse humanity such as revenge on abandoned love, seizing of ruling power and finally executed by unparalleled conspiracy.
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