A biography of Ma Saw, a small village girl who become of the style is a trifle too flip, and the book , an of the Queen's inner life. But, since it the f of story, and tells them well, it is interesting and married as a child by portents of greatness. At 16, she was discovered by King , and to court as his favorite. When Usana was accidentally to death by elephants, young Queen Saw was persuaded to remain at court for the of her . The king's elder son was executed and Queen Saw was married son, to be d. For years, the Queen ruled behind the t and managed keep her husband, psychotic and power proud, from political . But finally, in sp of her diplomacy, the king's caprice and pride invited a . The was abandoned and sacked; the king, forced by his son in the Queen's arms and she went into retirement with the man she . It is a often sp story, full of battles, tortures, palace intrigues, Eastern and , moralities. It is also a satisfying success story.