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Kung-fu Chinese fantasy novel - not for everyone

A Hero Born - Anna Holmwood, Jin Yong



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 historical context but the whole experience is long and not particularly engaging, unless you’re a fan of that sort of thing. The fact that I found this easy to put down says a lot. I completed it, hoping for a bit more inspiration but unfortunately it didn’t happen. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.