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A Bond Undone: Legends of the Condor Heroes Vol. 2

A Bond Undone: Legends of the Condor Heroes Vol. 2

The most popular series by the most successful Chinese author - a cultural monument translated into English for the first time

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ISBN 9780857054616
Barcode 9780857054616
Published 29 January 2019 by Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Yong, Jin
Translated by Chang, Gigi
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ISBN-13 9780857054616
ISBN-10 0857054619
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint MacLehose Press
Publication Date 29 January 2019
International Publication Date 24 January 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Yong, Jin
Translated by Chang, Gigi
Category General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Fantasy Fiction
Myth & Legend
World History: C 500 To C 1500
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Number of Pages 528
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 42mm
Weight 648g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress China - Fiction - History - Song dynasty, 960-1279
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 895.1352
Catalogue Code 934318

Description of this Book

THE CHINESE LORD OF THE RINGS - NOW IN ENGLISH FOR THE FIRST TIME.THE SERIES EVERY CHINESE READER HAS BEEN ENJOYING FOR DECADES - 100 MILLION COPIES SOLD.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 for eternity: Genghis Khan.In volume two of Legends of the Condor Heroes, Yang Kang denies his Chinese roots, while Guo Jing grapples with the ramifications of breaking his betrothal to the daughter of Genghis Khan in order to pursue his love for Lotus Huang.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review [Jin Yong's] fantasy worlds rival J.R.R. Tolkien's every bit in creativity, breadth, and depth * Quartzy. * The world's biggest kung fu fantasy writer . . . Guo Jing, a young soldier among the massed ranks of Genghis Khan's invading army and son of a murdered warrior, may soon become as familiar a questing literary figure as Frodo Baggins from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, or Jon Snow from Game of Thrones. -- Vanessa Thorpe * Observer. * The pace and drama is as swift and smooth as the intricate and detailed fighting scenes. This is the first in the series and I shall look forward to reading the second. * Historical Novel Review. * Jin Yong . . . is working with themes that are absolutely timeless - good versus evil, love versus sacrifice, nature versus nurture, honour versus deceit . . . This is magnificent writing that will more than reward your patience. It's also nice to finally read a translation that isn't stilted in any way and is as fresh on the page as if the source material were written yesterday. -- Ian White * Starburst. * Jin Yong (Louis Cha) has long been a legend in China. Now Anna Holmwood's elegant translation brings his world to English readers in all its historical glory . . . [A] unique treat for historical and fantasy fiction fans. Prepare to be hooked! -- Paul French, author of Midnight in Peking Jin Yong's oeuvre has been passed down in the East from generation to generation and thus nurtures people of all ages. For adults, they are fairy tales, while for children, they are mythologies. Anyone who longs to grow up and yearns for innocence after reaching maturity must read his novels. -- Yan Lianke, Man Booker International shortlisted author
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jin Yong is one of the world's bestselling writers, with more than 100 million of his works sold (not including unknown numbers of bootleg copies). He is beloved across China for his wuxia ( martial arts and chivalry) novels, which have given rise to film, television, comic book and video game adaptations. He was awarded an O.B.E. in 1981, and is one of two authors on the MacLehose list who have asteroids named in their honour (the other being Georges Perec).

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