An empire in turmoil…where poetry can make or break a man’s destiny… Western China, 1196… Yun Cai, once a handsome and adored young poet, is now exiled to his family estates to suffer a bitter old age and the irritations of his feckless heir and shrewish daughter-in-law. But ‘poison dragons’ of cruel ambition sweep away Yun Cai’s dull existence when a band of rebel horsemen terrorise his village.More Info
Tim Murgatroyd lives in York with his family.
The sequel to his first novel Taming Poison Dragons (2009), entitled Breaking Bamboo, was published in 2010. The third volume of his China Trilogy entitled The Mandate of Heaven, came out in 2013.
Since writing the China Trilogy, Tim has written a stand alone time-shift novel set in wartime Holland and contemporary New York, The Nazi’s Daughter, as well as a series of poetry ebooks, Poems For Mobiles.
He is currently working on an exciting new dystopian trilogy, The Pilgrim Trilogy, the first volume of which, Pilgrim Tale, is to be published by Cloud Lodge Books in March 2019.