The Shy Emerald


Page: 552
Format: 130 x 195 mm

Word: ≈ 95 000
ISBN: 9789941239250

The Shy Emerald

Author: Aka Morchiladze


For centuries, kings, atabegs and emirs governed Georgia, but never emperors. In the novel, Emperor Vakhtang VII rules Georgia alongside a black British Empress Kathryn Barkley, who symbolizes something exotic to the Georgians. The Emperor decides to change the names of Georgian cities to demonstrate to the people that he has total control. However, his power is in fact dwindling both throughout Georgia as a result of his own excess in lifestyle. It sparks an uprising that spreads across the whole country. 

In a parallel storyline, Prince Margalite Abashidze tries to organize a coup against the Emperor to dethrone him. His ally, Priest Porfile becomes the leader of an army through manipulating soldiers with religion. The Emperor senses the start of an uprising, tries to quell it and capture Abashidze before it is too late.