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A Snake Lies Waiting

#3 Condor Heroes

Jin Yong Anna Holmwood Gigi Chang

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Maclehose Press
29 September 2020
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Historical adventure; Fantasy; Historical fiction; Fiction in translation; Oriental martial arts; Cultural & Period Fantasy; Epic Fantasy; Questing & Adventure
Series: Condor Heroes
THE CHINESE LORD OF THE RINGS - NOW IN ENGLISH FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE SERIES EVERY CHINESE READER HAS BEEN ENJOYING FOR DECADES - 300 MILLION COPIES SOLD. Jin Yong's work, in the Chinese-speaking world, has a cultural currency roughly equal to that of Harry Potter and Star Wars combined Nick Frisch, New Yorker Like every fairy tale you're ever loved, imbued with jokes and epic grandeur. Prepare to be swept along. Jamie Buxton, Daily Mail China: 1200 A.D. Guo Jing has confronted Apothecary Huang, his sweetheart Lotus' father, on Peach Blossom Island, and bested the villainous Gallant Ouyang in three trials to win her hand in marriage. But now, along with his sworn brother, Zhou Botong of the Quanzhen Sect, and his shifu, Count Seven Hong, Chief of the Beggar Clan, he has walked into a trap. Tricked by Huang into boarding a unseaworthy barge, they will surely drown unless Lotus - who has overheard her father's plans - can find a way to save them. Yet even if they are to survive the voyage, great dangers lie in wait on the mainland. The Jin Prince Wanyan Honglie has gathered a band of unscrupulous warriors to aid him in his search for the lost writings of the Great Song patriot General Yue Fei. If he is successful, the Jin armies will gain the key to total
By:   Jin Yong
Translated by:   Anna Holmwood, Gigi Chang
Imprint:   Maclehose Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781784299576
ISBN 10:   178429957X
Series:   Condor Heroes
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   29 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jin Yong is one of the world's bestselling writers, with more than 300 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).

Reviews for A Snake Lies Waiting (#3 Condor Heroes)

This publishing phenomenon comes to us in a brisk and thrilling new translation . . . The tale is like every fairy tale you're ever loved, imbued with jokes and epic grandeur. Prepare to be swept along. -- Jamie Buxton * Daily Mail. * The most widely read Chinese writer alive. His books have been adapted into TV series, films and video games, and his dense, immersive world inspires the kind of adoration bestowed on those created by writers like western worldbuilders such as JRR Tolkien, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. -- Marcel Theroux * Guardian. * [Jin Yong's] work, in the Chinese-speaking world, has a cultural currency roughly equal to that of Harry Potter and Star Wars combined . . . With his combination of erudition, sentiment, propulsive plotting, and vivid prose, he is widely regarded as the genre's finest writer . . . Holmwood's translation offers the best opportunity yet for English-language readers to encounter one of the world's most beloved writers -- Nick Frisch * New Yorker. *


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