14th Century China as never before... The epic saga of the rule of the tyrant Zyrus and his son Chuing following... from an old Chinese story.
The emperor Zyrius was a great warrior and fighter, and his people feared him. His laws were not to be broken and anyone who disobeyed was punished by prison or worse... execution.
He had two sons and many daughters.
His obedient wife Olla was continually crushed by her husband’s dominant manner.
Over the years, she had become used to the way things were. In those days women knew their place and obeyed their husband without question.
It was their way, their culture.
As the eldest son grew to a young man, Chuing was praised by his parents for his strength, courage, fighting skills, bravery, and dominance.
All over the kingdom, it was said that he was truly his father’s son. And this made Emperor Zyrius proud.
Gen-lee, the second son, was nothing like his brother. While Chuing accompanied his father on hunting trips and village raids, Gen-lee remained at the palace where he could be found in the library, or with his father’s advisors questioning them over issues concerning the kingdom. They often frowned in wonderment at the intelligent questions that Gen-lee put to them and logical answers he came up with.
A recipe for intrigue and disaster... only one son could follow his father!