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A Hero Born - Anna Holmwood, Jin Yong
A Hero Born
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China: 1200 A.D.The Song Empire has been invaded by its warlike Jurchen neighbours from the north. Half its territory and its historic capital lie in enemy hands; the peasants toil under the burden of the annual tribute demanded by the victors. Meanwhile, on the Mongolian steppe, a disparate... show more
China: 1200 A.D.The Song Empire has been invaded by its warlike Jurchen neighbours from the north. Half its territory and its historic capital lie in enemy hands; the peasants toil under the burden of the annual tribute demanded by the victors. Meanwhile, on the Mongolian steppe, a disparate nation of great warriors is about to be united by a warlord whose name will endure
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ISBN: 9780857053008
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Legends of the Condor Heroes (#1)
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sensitivemuse
sensitivemuse rated it
3.0 Great story but translation bogs it down
Despite what you read on the covers (e.g. “It’s like Lord of the Rings”) ignore all of that. It’s nothing like it. There is no epic adventure to fight evil (at least not yet - this is the first book in the series). So before you get all disappointed in what the outside quotes say, completely disrega...
drallapaul
drallapaul rated it
3.0 Kung-fu Chinese fantasy novel - not for everyone
This is the first of twelve volumes in this fantasy Kung Fu series by a celebrated Chinese author, Jin Yong. This novel centres around two sons of martial art heroes and their fate. Guo encounters a variety of martial art experts and the text is full of fights and Kung fu moves. There’s some histor...
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