It’s 1937, and at the hands of the Japanese Army, citizens of Nanking, China will soon experience a time of untold pain, sorrow, and suffering.
After the capital city is attacked, and the occupying force is thoroughly entrenched, the brutality begins.
Terror is in the air, and no one is safe.
Those residents not slaughtered by the soldier’s bayonets are held captive—and oppressed—by their new rulers. Over forty-thousand older women and young children are either raped, brutally beaten, or killed in Nanking’s city streets.
And those not killed are soon cast into a life of slavery.
Yet, for sisters Meiling and Elizabeth, the invasion would become the impetus for their own unique—and dangerous—futures.
After being brutally raped, Meiling escapes the city and joins NORA (Nanking Organized Resistance Army)…
…while her older sister, Elizabeth, becomes the willing concubine of the Japanese Commander.
Enraged by the shame of her older sister’s betrayal, Meiling disobeys orders from her superiors at NORA and executes a risky solo mission—
—she slips into the heart of the Japanese Commander’s headquarters and attempts to murder her unsuspecting sister.
But soon, a twist of fate will bring Meiling face-to-face with…The Golden Dragon.
“In a tale steeped with the tears of tragedy and turmoil, author Kenny Russ Warren brings a remarkable new life to the historic events that shaped the residents of Nanking, China,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “Nora and The Golden Dragon presents the grave circumstances of a horrifying holocaust and the resilient and steadfast spirit of the Chinese people.”
Before teaching high school English and History in British Columbia for 27 years, author Kenny Russ Warren was a news reporter for the Winnipeg Tribune, Victoria Daily Colonist, Vancouver Sun, and Ottawa Journal. After retiring, Mr. Warren would spend the next seven years teaching English throughout China, where he would first become inspired to write the story NORA and The Golden Dragon.