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Novels marshal art for ancient China reworked

DE 9/4/2021 pg8

1. The Sword Dancer : Rebels and lovers by Jeannie Lin

Jeannie Lin has written many novels set during the Tang Dynasty, but they’re standalone and don’t need to be read in order. The classic wuxia protagonist is an outcast whose personal code of honour guides them to act with righteousness. The Sword Dancer takes that archetype and puts woman in that role. And the hero, naturally, is the man sent to capture her.

2. God of Slaughter by Ni Cang Tian

An apathetic, moneyed youth throws himself into the world of extreme sports for the adrenaline rush that comes with the near death-experience.

When he is rendered temporarily unconscious following a sky dive, Shi Yan awakens to find himself among a pile of corpses. Worse still, he comes to realise that his mind occupies a stranger’s body. The mystery of how he came to be in this unusual circumstance, gives him – and by default the book’s readers – a renewed passion to unravel the plot against him.

3. Alchemy Emperor of the Divine Dao by Flying Alone

The supreme warrior and Alchemy Emperor has died in his quest to achieve godhood. Thanks to the intervention of the “Invincible Heaven Scholl’, he finds himself reincarnated 10,000 years later in the body of a younger man with the same name.

He sets himself the task of taking on the many geniuses of this new era in a bid to become known as a legend once more.

4. Super Gene by Twelve-winged Dark Seraphim

It is the dawn of a magnificent interstellar era, with advances that allow for teleportation. However, the technology used to accomplish this feat cannot guarantee where users will wind up: they could be sent to the future, past or God’s Sanctuary. The last is a mysterious place inhabited by strange creatures, where man will make the greatest evolutionary leap to create the most glorious epoch in mankind’s history.

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