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  • Published: 1 October 2009
  • ISBN: 9781863256605
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 514
  • RRP: $35.00

The First Boxer



An action-packed time-travel thriller from the author of the bestselling The Schumann Frequency.

An action-packed time-travel thriller from the author of the bestselling The Schumann Frequency.

In 1860 a young man appears inside the walls of the Forbidden City of Peking. He has the most striking sapphire-blue eyes, and - more importantly - he appears to know every aspect of the future.

Randall Chen is a time-traveller who, with the help of his fellow Overseer Wilson Dowling, has been sent back on a mission to protect the greatest treasure in Asia.

But even with Randall’s exceptional foresight he will underestimate Empress Ci Xi, a calculating Manchurian beauty with an insatiable lust for power.

Using her considerable intellect and charm to draw in the mysterious blue-eye, she will turn his powers to her advantage.

And the consequences will echo throughout the ages…

PUBLISHED IN EBOOK AS THE LAST EMPRESS

  • Published: 1 October 2009
  • ISBN: 9781863256605
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 514
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

Christopher Ride

Christopher Ride was born in Canberra in 1965. He self-published his first novel, The Schumann Frequency, in 2007 and was thereafter signed by Random House Australia to a multiple-book deal for his Overseer Series. His novels are also published internationally.

A keen mountain climber and licensed pilot, Christopher now resides in Melbourne. He has written three novels: The Schumann Frequency,The Last Empress (previously titled The First Boxer) and The Inca Curse. Christopher is also managing director of Interactive, an IT service provider, and recently won the prestigious Southern Region Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology award.

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