Son of Heaven (Hardback)
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Short Description for Son of Heaven A monumental publishing event: a BRAND NEW prequel to Chung Kuo, a MASTERWORK of future history standing alongside Herbert's Dune and Asimov's Foundation 'Imagine a collaboration between James Clavell and Frank Herbert and the result might be something very much like Chung Kuo... smart, involving, entertaining' San Francisco Chronicle
- Published: 03 February 2011
- Format: Hardback 480 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780857890412 ISBN 10: 0857890417
- Sales rank: 527,209
Full description for Son of Heaven
'43, Jake was a rich, young futures broker, immersed in the datascape of the world's financial markets. He saw what was coming - and who was behind it. Forewarned, he was one of the few to escape the fall. For 22 years he has lived in fear of the future, and finally it is coming - quite literally - across the plain towards him. Chinese airships are in the skies and a strange, glacial structure has begun to dominate the horizon. Jake finds himself forcibly incorporated into the ever-expanding 'World of Levels' a global city of some 34 billion souls, where social status is reflected by how far above the ground you live. Here, under the rule of the mighty Tsao Ch'un, a resurgent China is seeking to abolish the past and bring about world peace through rigidly enforced order. But a civil war looms, and Jake will find himself at the heart of the struggle for the future.