Red Flag, White Lotus

Creator: Michael Cassidy
Age rating: 13 and older
To avenge her father’s death, a cunning Chinese prostitute turned pirate battles the Chinese Emperor and his British allies.
Synopsis: Red Flag, White Lotus is a historical action/adventure in the vein of Pirates of the Caribbean meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Based on a true story, this epic action/adventure tells the story of a former Chinese prostitute, schooled in martial arts, who rises to command the largest pirate fleet in history. The Red Flag pirates pillage Shih Yang's village when she is young and kill her father. She seeks revenge by joining the Red Flag fleet and executes her Machiavellian rise to the top. Ruling the South China Sea with a force of thousands, Shih Yang’s ships outsmart the Chinese Imperial Navy, enraging the Emperor, and forcing him to cut a deal with the dishonorable British Navy. When other pirates plunder and rape, she safeguards the populace with strict discipline among her ranks. In return, these same villagers bravely protect Shih Yang after she is cruelly betrayed by her younger Fredo-like brother.

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