Coiling Dragon

By Wo Chi Xi Hong Shi, Ren Woxing (translator),

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At one time the Baruch dominated…

…but with time that glory was forgotten.

Can Linley restore the clan’s honor?

In a small town of Wushan, life was hard. His father lived in the past. Linley never knew his mother, but he thought of her often. To become the warrior that…

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1 author picked Coiling Dragon as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

An epic in every sense of the word, it’s taken me a few months to get through this behemoth of a novel. Originally Chinese and serialized on the web (though with an English translation), it didn’t immediately jump out to me as an item for this list.

But Coiling Dragon deserves a spot here, being very well received from both its English and Chinese audiences. Its author takes familiar elements of Western mythology, such as schools of darkness and light or the four basic elements, and places them against the backdrop of an Eastern-inspired world. Within, one youth’s heart-warming journey…

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