A Hero Born

A Hero Born

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The epic Chinese classic and phenomenon published in the US for the first time! A fantastical generational saga and kung fu epic, A Hero Born is the classic novel of its time, stretching from the Song Empire (China 1200 AD) to the appearance of a warlord whose name will endure for eternity: Genghis Khan. Filled with an extraordinary cast of characters, A Hero Born is a tale of fantasy and wonder, love and passion, treachery and war, betrayal and brotherhood. And then a hero is born... After his father, a Song patriot, was murdered, Guo Jing and his mother fled to the plains and joined Ghengis Khan and his people. Loyal, humble and driven, he learned all he could from the warlord and his army in hopes of one day joining them in their cause. But what Guo Jing doesn't know is that he's destined to battle an opponent that will challenge him in every way imaginable and with a connection to his past that no one envisioned. With the help and guidance of his shifus, The Seven Heroes of the South, Guo Jing returns to China to face his foe and carry out his destiny. But in a land divided by treachery and war, betrayal and ambition, he'll have to put his courage and knowledge to the test to survive.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press New York, 2019.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781250220608
1250220602
Branch Call Number: SF JIN, YONG
Characteristics: xvi, 394 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Holmwood, Anna - Translator

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JCLAndrewP Jul 29, 2019

A masterpiece of storytelling. If you liked Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, you'll love A Hero Born. This is a translation of the Chinese epic Sediao Yingxiong Zhuan and is full flying sword fighting and mysticism. Set against the backdrop of China during the Song Empire (1200 AD) and full of powerful kungfu masters, this is definitely a book worth reading.

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