Author John Shors at Neilson Hays Library
International bestselling author John Shors will be speaking at the Neilson Hays Library on Tuesday Apr. 2 from 7pm.
Shors is the author of six novels, which have been translated into 26 languages and have won multiple awards. His latest novel, Temple of a Thousand Faces is a work of historical fiction centred on Angkor Wat. All of John’s books are set in Asia as he has lived in Japan, Thailand and Vietnam during various stretches of his life.
In Temple of a Thousand Faces, Shors brings to life the legendary temple of Angkor Wat, an unrivalled marvel of ornately carved towers and stone statues. There, in a story set nearly a thousand years ago, an empire is lost, a royal love is tested, and heroism is reborn.
When his land is taken by force, Prince Jayavar of the Khmer people narrowly escapes death at the hands of the conquering Cham king. Exiled from their homeland, he and his mystical wife Ajadevi set up a secret camp in the jungle with the intention of amassing an army bold enough to reclaim their kingdom and free their people. Meanwhile, Cham King Indravarman rules with an iron fist, pitting even his most trusted men against each other and squashing any hint of rebellion.
Moving from a poor fisherman’s family whose sons find the courage to take up arms against their oppressors, to a beautiful bride who becomes a prize of war, to an ambitious warrior whose allegiance is torn – Temple of a Thousand Faces is a saga of love, betrayal, and survival at any cost.