…transport me back to the Ming dynasty,

Not only did you transport me back to the Ming dynasty, but I love how you entwined the historical fiction aspect to the story showing us the life of a eunuch as well as a harem girl.  My heart goes out to Long and the future he must face without his treasures, while teaching young girls the pleasures they must provide the emperor.  You gave a voice to Long, letting him realize he is the fierce dragon he was destined to be, even though I wanted to kick his father’s ass for taking away Long’s natural desires.  Thank you for a great story.