Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Family Plot by Weidong Chen
MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
611,268,033 (4.33)3



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 3 mentions

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

While I thought the first volume most suited to this age group due to intellectual maturity, this second volume does become more graphic in all senses: violence, and sexuality both implied and visual. The first book was almost a whirlwind as we got introduced to the myriad characters and intricate plot, this book does continue in that vein but also settles down into various story arcs. Several dealing with the battles and politics but a major one in which the volume is named after "The Family Plot" where a plot to bring down a ruthless tyrant is put into action. The first female character is introduced via this plot and several other characters are explored more fully. I enjoyed this volume even more than the first one, but still do contend that it is not an easy read. I read the book in one sitting and recommend that as the best way to read it. Putting the book down halfway through and picking up again could prove disorienting as there really is a huge cast present here. It is hard to keep track of everyone but as the story progresses the characters are becoming more familiar. I could see myself re-reading this series after I'd been through it once. I didn't mention in my first review but this is based on a Chinese epic written 600 years ago called "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms". ( )
  ElizaJane | Jan 6, 2013 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

The coalition has fallen apart. The treacherous Zhuo Dong remains in power. The 18 men who united to save China are now at war with themselves. Now, in order for the fight to continue, a battle will be waged that doesn't involve soldiers, horses, or spears; it involves a desperate man who will go to desperate lengths to rid the world of a tyrannical leader.… (more)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
2 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (4.33)
3.5 1
4.5 1
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 120,863,231 books! | Top bar: Always visible