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A hero born. #1 / Jin Yong ; translated from the Chinese by Anna Holmwood.

Jin, Yong, 1924-2018 author. (Author). Holmwood, Anna, translator. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Roseau Public Library JIN (Text) 35500006217150 New Reshelving -
Climax Public Library SF JIN (Text) 33500013134788 New Available -
Fertile Public Library SF JIN (Text) 33500013134796 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250220608
  • ISBN: 1250220602
  • Physical Description: xvi, 394 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    This first volume of the official translation of Jin Yong's acclaimed saga is set against the backdrop of the 12th century Jin-Song wars. Two sworn brothers, who have also promised that their sons will be sworn brothers, are attacked by Song officials bribed by the Jin, and their pregnant wives are forced to flee. Soon after, a friend of the family, Taoist Qiu Chuji, accidentally provokes a fight with the Seven Heroes (or Freaks) of the South while trying to find the missing women, and to resolve their conflict a wager is proposed in which each group will find and train one of the two missing children. This first volume focuses primarily on one of the children, Guo Jing, who is eventually taken in by the future Genghis Khan and raised on the steppe, and his adventures while being trained by the Seven Heroes. Filled to the brim with characters and action, this translation will allow English-speaking readers to finally enjoy a classic of the wuxia fantasy genre, and hopefully whet their appetites for more. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    This first volume of the official translation of Jin Yong's acclaimed saga is set against the backdrop of the 12th century Jin-Song wars. Two sworn brothers, who have also promised that their sons will be sworn brothers, are attacked by Song officials bribed by the Jin, and their pregnant wives are forced to flee. Soon after, a friend of the family, Taoist Qiu Chuji, accidentally provokes a fight with the Seven Heroes (or Freaks) of the South while trying to find the missing women, and to resolve their conflict a wager is proposed in which each group will find and train one of the two missing children. This first volume focuses primarily on one of the children, Guo Jing, who is eventually taken in by the future Genghis Khan and raised on the steppe, and his adventures while being trained by the Seven Heroes. Filled to the brim with characters and action, this translation will allow English-speaking readers to finally enjoy a classic of the wuxia fantasy genre, and hopefully whet their appetites for more. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JIN YONG (pen name of Louis Cha) was a true phenomenon in the Chinese-speaking world. Born in Mainland China, he spent most of his life writing novels and editing newspapers in Hong Kong. His enormously popular martial arts novels have become modern classics and remain a must-read for readers looking for danger and adventure.

ANNA HOLMWOOD is a producer and translator from Chinese and Swedish into English. She is co-founder of the Emerging Translators' Network in the UK.

Subject: Heroes > China > Fiction.
China > History > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Martial arts fiction.
Historical fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Search Results Showing Item 7 of 200 Preferred library: Northwest Regional Library?

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