This book is a must read if you're the least bit interested in Chinese-Tibeten relationship of the past, present and future...
The late Panchen Lama is covered in great detail, and his lifetime of persecution by the Chinese government occupies much of the book.
Ms. Hilton's unprecedented access to some of the main protagonists and her meticulous research show in her insightful writing.
This is a true life account of the search for the panchen lama that reads like a novel. It is full of twists and intrigue and is immensely easy to read. Read morePublished on January 13, 2011 by Spider Monkey
This true story of the behind the scenes intrigue surrounding the finding of the Eleventh Panchen Lama in 1995 is far more exciting than any fiction writer could dream of. Read morePublished on October 1, 2009 by Jerome Ryan
Wow! - non fiction paced like a mystery novel. I could not put the book down. Yes, it helps to have an interest in Tibet/China however this is a masterfully written book and if... Read morePublished on January 9, 2005 by avidreader
Just a small bit of contrary opinion, to balance out all the enthusiastic reviews. In particular, I wanted to disagree with the reviewer below who wrote "This book is a must... Read morePublished on July 9, 2003 by Moten Swing
A number of people have written excellent reviews of this book so I'm just here to say that they're all right! Read morePublished on May 11, 2002 by Anonymouse