The War of the Dragon Lady (Simon Fonthill, #8)
The year is 1900 and China is plunged into barbaric chaos. The Boxers, a cult of young peasants who blame the foreign barbarians living in their country, particularly the missionaries, for the nation s ills, are rampaging through the country, killing foreigners. China s Dowager Empress The Dragon Lady secretly encourages them into this maelstrom land, Simon, Alice and Jenkins, as they are enroute to visit Alice s uncle, a country missionary. Threatened by the Boxers, the three escort the missionary and his family to the safety of Peking. En route, the party is attacked by the red-bannered Boxers and the missionary is killed. The survivors reach Peking only to find that the capital is no sanctuary. The Legations of the foreign ministers within the city is surrounded and the Siege of Peking begins. Fonthill, Jenkins and Chang, the missionary s adopted son, volunteer to slip through the enemy lines to bring help. It proves to be Fonthill s most dangerous mission...REVIEWS [An] action packed fast-paced adventure. The loyalty, bravery and affection the trio [Simon Fonthill, Jenkins and Alice Fonthill] share make the stories throughout the series even more engaging. Historical Novels Review"Grown up Boy's Own stuff, a pacy read"Sunday Express"

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  • Andrew
    Dec 31, 1969


    Simon Fonthill can't catch a break. On a round-the-world adventure with wife Alice and constant companion 352 Jenkins, the former British officer gets caught up in the Boxer Rebellion in China, and the siege of Peking. John Wilcox has delivered yet again, another fast-paced romp throug...

  • Book
    Dec 31, 1969


    There is a large Chinese community in Cardiff which is why there are many Chinese theme books on sale in various places in the city. “The War of the Dragon Lady” is a story based in China during the year 1900 when the country was occupied by many foreign Empires. (Much like t...

  • D.w.
    Dec 31, 1969


    Back in college (now a long time ago) I wrote a report on the Siege of Peking. Seeing Foothill and 352 make their way into this historical event was fascinating. It brought back memories of that report, and of the Heston movie, 55 Days at Peking.Wilcox adds a very good perspective on t...

  • Richard
    Dec 31, 1969


    Another enjoyable read about Simon Fonthill and 352, this time in China facing down the Boxers. I first discovered John Wilcox reading the Road to Kandihar which was a really good introduction to his main characters, unfortunately the plot lines seem a bit similar but in different loca...

  • Dennis
    Dec 31, 1969


    Same story plot,just different locations ...

  • Larisa
    Dec 31, 1969


    Wasn't in the mood for a detailed military novel. When I am, I'll start with book one of the series. ...

  • Barry
    Dec 31, 1969


    Enjoyable book about the Boxer Rebellion. Good action, great characters and good history ...