Both women’s literature and historical romance, Li-shan is part adventure, part love story. However, it’s also the story of a contemporary heroine, trapped in the male-dominated world of Genghis Khan’s war-torn, 13th century Mongolia. Li-shan, a beautiful and rebellious daughter of a Mongolian chieftain and Chinese princess, struggles against a life dictated by custom and the powerful men who control her fate. After her clan’s destroyed, Li-shan meets Khentai, a handsome, orphaned herdboy. Forming a strong bond, they share their deepest dreams, and vow to realize them together. A pawn among the warring clans, Li-shan’s promised to Shelugan, the evil son of the chieftain who killed Li-shan’s father. Deeply in love with Khentai, Li-shan vows to die first, but knows the fate of her adopted clan rests in the decision she must make. Will Li-shan and Khentai find a way to be together and realize their dreams, or will everything the two lovers have longed for be swept away by the harsh winds of the Mongolian steppe?