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GOONG by Park SoHee

GOONG_1 Monarchy ended long ago in Korea, but there are still other countries with Kings, Queens, princes and princesses. What if Korea had continued monarchism? What if all the beautiful palaces which are now only historical relics were actually filled with people? What if the glamorous royal family still maintained the palace customs? Welcome to a world where Korea still has the royal family living their lives! But for Che-Kyung, a high-school girl, this is a tragedy, since she has to marry the prince who turns out to be a total jerk!
*From Volume 9 onward, each new volume of Goong will be an omnibus containing TWO volumes of the original series. For example, Yen Press’s Volume 9 will contain Korean Volumes 9 and 10, Yen Press’s Volume 10 will contain Korean Volumes 11 and 12, etc.* T
Goong © Park SoHee / Seoul Cultural Publishers, Inc.
GOONG Volume 1
by Park SoHeeDecember 2006 | ISBN: 978-8-9527-4487-6 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 208 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Monarchy ended long ago in Korea, but there are still other countries with Kings, Queens, princes and princesses. What if Korea had continued monarchism? What if all the beautiful palaces which are now only historical relics were actually filled with people?! What if the glamorous royal family still maintained the palace customs?! Welcome to a world where Korea still has the royal family living their lives! Only for one high school girl, Che-Kyung, is this a tragedy, since she has to marry the prince who apparently is a total jerk!

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GOONG Volume 2
by Park SoHeeJuly 2008 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2871-0 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 192 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

With the wedding ceremony complete, Chae-Kyung and Prince Shin are finally newlyweds…but now they have to spend their first night together?! And as she tries to get accustomed to life as a princess, homesick Chae-Kyung finds no comfort in her haughty husband, who seems determined to antagonize her at every turn. Will the crown prince’s attitude ever change? Is the dream of marital bliss doomed to be a nightmarish marital blunder?!

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GOONG Volume 3
by Park SoHeeNovember 2008 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2872-7 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 192 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Chae-Kyung and Shin return to their separate quarters at the palace, but the crown princess can’t shake the feelings aroused by her new husband. Try as she might, there’s no denying it — she’s completely fallen for him! When Chae-Kyung lets a confession slips, she braces herself for the prince’s rejection. Instead, he doesn’t even acknowledge her! Though the suspense is killing Chae-Kyung, does she really want to know what Shin has to say?

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GOONG Volume 4
by Park SoHeeFebruary 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-2873-4 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 192 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

After the king grants his late brother a posthumous coronation, the status quo shifts dramatically as his widow, Yul’s mother, gains power in the palace. And she definitely has it out for Shin and Chae-Kyung! When the newlyweds are invited to go abroad, it seems like they might be on the road to romance…but with Yul’s mammy dearest determined to make the couple miserable, will they even get off the ground?

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GOONG Volume 5
by Park SoHeeJune 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3123-9 | $10.99 ($11.99) | 192 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

While Shin visits the royal family in England, Chae-Kyung is left behind in Korea with the recently-appointed daebi, who’s doing her best to make the crown princess as miserable as possible. Lonelier than she’s felt since her arrival at the palace, Chae-Kyung finds comfort in her growing friendship with Yul. But Shin’s having problems of his own in England, where the far-reaching treachery of the daebi sparks scandal. Now in the public eye more than ever, how will the reunited couple fare under constant scrutiny from a gossip-hungry press?

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GOONG Volume 6
by Park SoHeeSeptember 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3147-5 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Hoping to clear the air between Shin and Chae-Kyung, the ladies of the court pressure the young couple to get more intimate. But even a night together may not be enough to push the two close. Amid lingering suspicions of Shin’s involvement with Hyo-Rin, Yul takes the offensive in claiming not only his right to the throne, but to Chae-Kyung’s heart as well…Will her commitment to her husband and her duty as crown princess prevail?

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GOONG Volume 7
by Park SoHeeNovember 2009 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3151-2 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

The entire palace is in an uproar after a fire breaks out in Daebi-Mama’s quarters. Is it an accident or is it arson? Chae-Kyung doesn’t want to think Shin is involved, but when she slips into Shin’s room, she accidentally overhears scraps of a conversation that sound an awful lot like a confession. The investigation almost prevents them from going on their high school trip, but with a little negotiating they’re on their way to a cozy, out-of-the-way hotel where the Queen Mother has made some…special arrangements: The two of them have to share a room! Things are already awkward, but Chae-Kyung can’t shake her suspicions, especially when Shin’s behavior seems so different from usual…

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GOONG Volume 8
by Park SoHeeFebruary 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3152-9 | $10.99 ($12.99) | 192 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Crown Prince Shin and Crown Princess Chae-Kyung are the picture of happiness as they celebrate their first wedding anniversary in a lavish, high-profile public display…but all is not well behind those loving gazes and wide smiles. With the tension between her and Shin growing, Chae-Kyung can’t help but look for a way out of her situation. But when the Queen, who is with child, decides to have Chae-Kyung be her proxy, the pressure is on for Chae-Kyung to keep herself and her marriage together. Will she look to Yul for guidance, even if his advice could spell disaster for the royal family that Chae-Kyung is growing to love?

*From Volume 9 onward, each new volume of Goong will be an omnibus containing TWO volumes of the original series. For example, Yen Press’s Volume 9 will contain Korean Volumes 9 and 10, Yen Press’s Volume 10 will contain Korean Volumes 11 and 12, etc.*
GOONG Volume 9
by Park SoHeeAugust 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3153-6 | $18.99 ($22.99) | 384 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Waging war from the shadows, Yul and his mother, the Daebi, continue to turn the screws on Korea’s royals — and the first casualties in their sights are Crown Prince Shin and Chae-Kyung! Convinced by Yul that an upcoming television interview will be her last chance to talk divorce, Chae-Kyung is distracted from the larger picture by her feelings for her husband and the thought of freedom from oppressive palace life. Meanwhile, as the Daebi fans the flames of suspicion that surround Shin in the royal arson case, the future king finds himself on the verge of losing his once-guaranteed position. But is a royal pregnancy the answer to saving the crown prince’s sullied reputation?! The Queen Mother seems to think so, as she packs off Chae-Kyung and Shin to an isolated palace to consummate their marriage. However, with their relationship running equally cold and hot these days, divorce and romance seem to be a toss-up for the crown princess! Which will Chae-Kyung choose?!

GOONG Volume 10
by Park SoHeeDecember 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3154-3 | $18.99 ($20.99) | 384 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Manipulated by Prince Yul, Chae-Kyung sets Korea ablaze with her declaration — on live television — that she wishes to divorce Prince Shin. As the royal family reels from this public humiliation, Chae-Kyung begins to realize how badly she has hurt the crown prince. With the nation’s faith in the heir to the throne evaporating, the king takes the matter of succession into his own hands. Will the king’s decision leave Shin the odd prince out? And will Shin and Chae-Kyung ever be able to mend their relationship again?

GOONG Volume 11
by Park SoHeeMay 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3155-0 | $18.99 ($20.99) | 368 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Her grandfather’s funeral coming on the heels of the new prince’s birth, Chae-Kyung is thrown into turmoil as her loved ones on both sides of the palace wall suffer. While her family grieves, her husband, Crown Prince Shin, is torn between royal duty and telling his wife the truth about the circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s death. He must also plot to keep and strengthen his royal position, as his father, the king, seeks to right a past wrong by depriving Shin of his title. And when his father reveals to Shin the truth of how he came to power, the house of cards upon which the king has built his authority begins to tumble in earnest, for the palace walls have ears…and they all seem to belong to Yul! Despite the announcement of Yul’s own engagement, this erstwhile crown prince and opportunistic keeper of royal secrets will do anything it takes to steal Chae-Kyung away from Shin…even if it means using his own family’s indiscretions to do so!

GOONG Volume 12
by Park SoHeeSeptember 2011 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3156-7 | $18.99 ($20.99) | 384 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

Much to her dismay, the divorce for which Chae-Kyung pined so desperately in the early days of her marriage to Crown Prince Shin is now imminent, thanks to a case of palace blackmail. But with Shin’s right to the throne hanging in the balance, the crown princess has no choice but to keep the situation a secret from him and steel herself against the husband she now loves. And no one is more confused by the sudden cold wind blowing through their marriage than Shin himself! Conflicted between antagonizing Chae-Kyung about her apparent change of heart and getting to the bottom of the divorce proceedings, Shin continues to push Chae-Kyung further away. But as the news of the divorce leaks to the media, will it already be too late for Shin to realize the error of his ways?

GOONG Volume 13
by Park SoHeeSeptember 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3157-4 | $25.00 ($28.00) | 384 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

As Prince Shin and Chae-Kyung carry on separate lives away from each other in the aftermath of their divorce, the schemes and manipulation continue behind their backs! When the pair meet by chance at an orphanage, the fireworks go off just as the political factions (to say nothing of the conniving Yul) intended. Chae-Kyung’s outright rejection of Shin leads the Crown Prince to go running into the arms of his ex-girlfriend, Hyo-Rin — and propose to her a second time?!
GOONG Volume 14
by Park SoHee

January 2014 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3158-1 | $25.00 ($28.00) | 384 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

When a leisurely hot-springs trip with the Queen Mother intended to bring the future royal couples closer throws Prince Shi, Hyo-Rin, Yul, and Mi-Roo together, fireworks are on the horizon. It quickly becomes painfully clear to all involved – especially Hyo-Rin – that Shin has his ex-wife, Chae-Kyung, on his mind. And when Yul and Shin find themselves alone, Shin confronts Yul, asking him to come clean about his part in Shin’s divorce from Chae-Kyung! To make matters worse, Shin isn’t the only one with sneaking suspicions about the divorce. The king is about to throw himself into the fray by taking Yul to task!

GOONG Volume 15
by Park SoHee

Coming May 2014 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3159-8 | $25.00 ($28.00) | 384 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

GOONG Volume 16
by Park SoHee

Coming September 2014 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3160-4 | $25.00 ($28.00) | 384 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

GOONG Volume 17
by Park SoHee

Coming January 2015 | ISBN: 978-0-7595-3161-1 | $25.00 ($28.00) | 384 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

GOONG Volume 18
by Park SoHee

Coming May 2015 | ISBN: 978-0-316-32226-3 | $25.00 ($28.00) | 384 pages | 5.75″x 8.25″ | Teen

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