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#43: Confucius Jade - Frederick Fisher

Synopsis & Book Info:
A Japanese pearl magnate, an Arabian oil sheik and an American media mogul find their destinies intertwined with the descendants of Confucius in this adventure story of loyalty and treachery, generosity and greed, deception and love. Narrated by Kong Wan Yi, descendant of the great sage Confucius and jade carver of her generation, Confucius Jade reveals the origins of a fantastic jade carving of Shou-Xing Lao, Chinese God of Longevity and tells how the carving, with its mystical properties, guides the Kong family to a high-stakes bidding war among three billionaires, each of whom jealously covets the priceless jade for its promise of long life and redemption.

Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Dudley Court Press
ISBN-13: 978-0981929132
Purchase at Amazon

Author Bio:
A Certified Gemologist and Registered Jeweler with the American Gem Society for many years, Frederick Fisher and his late wife, Eileen, shared a passion for travel and 'treasure-hunting' fine jewelry, oriental art and antiques. Until a few years ago, Fred and Eileen spend six months each year in different parts of the world. Fred first began writing when he was an apprentice seaman in the U.S. Navy. He has written numerous articles for various magazines and newspapers and has several published books including China Adventures, Love and Marriage, and Serendipity. Confucius Jade was previously published in Singapore by Times International and is based on many years of extensive travel and encounters with the people in mainland China, east Asia and the Pacific Rim. Fred lives in Sonoita, Arizona and still travels whenever he can.


My Opinion:
While I enjoyed this story, at times I found it hard to want to read it, and it took me forever to get through it. That is why I'm not recommending it.
The story itself is pretty good, when you are finished and strip away the things that you really don't need to think of. You will find a lot of boring parts in the book, but the few exciting parts make up for it. In the end you may be like me, and find yourself thinking that it all came together alright. But just alright.
Though very creative, I don't think I will read this author again any time soon. It just wasn't for me.


Recommend? No.

~I received a copy from AME. I was not compensated for my opinion.~


  1. It's too bad you didn't enjoy this novel. The cover looks so promising.

    I do hope you have a copy of Nana: The Four Crystals in your TBR pile because I'd like to know what you think of it. I'll be watching for a review in the future.

  2. The synopsis sounds good ... too bad you had a hard time with it.

  3. Hello
    Thanks for a good honest review. Don't think I would pick this up if it's such a struggle to read.


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