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Saturday, 19 December 2020

#BookReview THE ORDER OF THE PURE MOON REFLECTED IN WATER by ZEN CHO

 


ABOUT THE BOOK

Zen Cho returns with a found family wuxia fantasy that combines the vibrancy of old school martial arts movies with characters drawn from the margins of history.

A bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes downhill from there. Guet Imm, a young votary of the Order of the Pure Moon, joins up with an eclectic group of thieves (whether they like it or not) in order to protect a sacred object, and finds herself in a far more complicated situation than she could have ever imagined.

PUBLISHED BY TOR.COM


PURCHASE LINKS

GOLDSBORO - signed first edition


MY REVIEW

The perfect escapist read! One that takes you out of yourself, gives you time for reflection and ended up feeling a lot deeper than I originally thought it would! I expected some action and adventure, and on top of that I got magic, myth, religion and laughs!

When a nun teams up with a group of bandits you really don't know what to expect - and they don't either! Considering it's only a novella as well, the story really involves you as you wander along their trodden path on the road to steal, cause mayhem and end up finding themselves!

It's a weird but really engaging little read - it's full of humour as well which I really loved and didn't expect so much of! Some of the characters - Guet and Tet especially - are fabulous creations and I'd even love to read more about them in their own stories!

★★★★

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