Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was
Publish date: 1986
Pages no: 271
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Alternate History
Series: The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox (#1)
When the children of his village were struck with a mysterious illness, Number Ten Ox sought a wiseman to save them. He found master Li Kao, a scholar with a slight flaw in his character. Together, they set out to find the Great Root of Power, the only possible cure.The quest led them to a host of t...
"My surname is Li and my personal name is Kao, and there is a slight flaw in my character." So the venerable Master Li introduces himself to our narrator, Lu Yu ("not to be confused with the author of The Classic of Tea"), more commonly known as Number Ten Ox. But despite this "slight flaw," Numbe...
This is a unique book. A blend of myth and fable, it’s unlike any fantasy novel I’ve read so far. On the other hand, according to the protagonist … fable has strong shoulders that carry far more truth than fact can. Full of flowery passages and exotic quasi-Chinese descriptions, this novel resem...
“Nothing on the face of this earth–and I do mean nothing–is half so dangerous as a children’s story that happens to be real, and you and I are wandering blindfolded through a myth devised by a maniac.” Bridge of Birds opens on a pastoral setting, a remote unicorn-shaped village in the peaceful v...
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