By Jeffrey Hantover
within the autumn of 1598, Abraham, a depression younger Jewish gem service provider, seeks his fortune faraway from the imprisoning ghetto partitions of Venice. touring midway the world over, he lands within the lush and unique Burmese nation of Pegu—an alien position, but one the place the jewel dealer isn't really refrained from for his religion. there's a rate for his newfound freedom, despite the fact that. neighborhood customized calls for that Abraham practice an obligation he unearths troubling and barbaric . . . and hence Mya, slightly greater than a lady, arrives to percentage his mattress. lightly banishing his melancholy, awakening whatever profound inside him, Mya eventually accepts Abraham's safeguard and, by surprise, his love. yet nice social and political upheaval threatens to violently remodel the Peguan empire—with devastating outcomes for Abraham and Mya and their desires for the long run.
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