It is China in 1850, and fifteen-year-old Wang Lee is gathering what is left of his family's harvest, when he is suddenly ambushed and kidnapped by bandits. But even as his life has changed, it will change again - for he is set free by beautiful Mei Lin, a soldier and spy who belongs to a group of rebels fighting for the Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace. Soon Wang Lee is sergeant in the Heavenly Army, and Mei Lin a colonel - and they are forbidden to see each other. As the brutal years on the battlefield wear on, both of them wonder: what kind of peace begins with killing and denial of love?
Original title: Rebels Of the Heavenly Kingdom
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction