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The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water 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 HistoryA 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 Complicated Situation Than She Could Have Ever Imagined ➻ Their Language of Love Download ➼ Author Bapsi Sidhwa – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk And It All Goes Downhill From There Guet Imm !!> KINDLE ➚ Turbulence ❦ Author Samit Basu – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk A Young Votary Of The Order Of The Pure Moon [KINDLE] ❃ Der letzte Held ❆ Samit Basu – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Joins Up With An Eclectic Group Of Thieves Whether They Like It Or Not In Order To Protect A Sacred Object Free ↠ Agua By Bapsi Sidhwa – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk And Finds Herself In A Far Complicated Situation Than She Could Have Ever Imagined There is such a delightfully whimsical quality to Zen Cho s writing It s the perfect mixture of elegant, old fashioned, and propulsive It never fails to endear me to her narrative and her characters, which are delightful Guet Imm, Tet Sang, and Feng Chueng are the major characters this novella revolves around Guet Imm is a nun, while Tet Sang and Feng Chueng are the leaders of a group of wandering bandits, whose members are fleshed out to varying degrees Guet Imm s nunnery order has been de There is such a delightfully whimsical quality to Zen Cho s writing It s the perfect mixture of elegant, old fashioned, and propulsive It never fails to endear me to her narrative and her characters, which are delightful Guet Imm, Tet Sang, and Feng Chueng are the major characters this novella revolves around Guet Imm is a nun, while Tet Sang and Feng Chueng are the leaders of a group of wandering bandits, whose members are fleshed out to varying degrees Guet Imm s nunnery order has been destroyed as a result of unrest, and so she attaches herself to Tet Sang s group seemingly on a whim There is so much background and history to this country that I feel like Zen Cho could write an entire high fantasy series set here in fact my only complaint is that this is only a novella, because I could read so muchfrom this world and these characters.There is so much casual gender and sexual diversity in our characters, there s witty and hilarious banter, there s a slow building and subtle romance, and there s magical martial arts This was an absolute romp.Also I adore this cover, and this is one of the best titles I ve ever seen I suffer from that syndrome where I just have to click want to read when I see a pretty cover But then I read the synopsis and found out this is a found family wuxia fantasy, so that s a win 3.5 stars Now on sale Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water is a surprisingly warmhearted fantasy novella set in a war torn Asian country It s a queer take on wuxia, a time honored genre of Chinese fiction based on heroes skilled in the martial arts, frequently in superhuman, fantastical ways think Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or even Kung Fu Panda.One day, in a small coffeehouse, a customer angrily accuses his waitress of using jamp 3.5 stars Now on sale Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water is a surprisingly warmhearted fantasy novella set in a war torn Asian country It s a queer take on wuxia, a time honored genre of Chinese fiction based on heroes skilled in the martial arts, frequently in superhuman, fantastical ways think Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or even Kung Fu Panda.One day, in a small coffeehouse, a customer angrily accuses his waitress of using jampi witchcraft on him The quarrel degenerates, a handsome bandit intervenes, dishes fly, daggers are pulled In the aftermath, the waitress, Guet Imm, gets fired from her job and tracks down the bandit s gang in their camp outside of town, and somehow convinces the bandits leader to let her join their group, promising help with cooking and cleaning Guet Imm is a former nun with a shaved head from a burnt out tokong She s not much of a cook in fact, she can t cook at all, nor will she sleep with the men it would require a cleansing sacrifice to her goddess, in the form of chopping off their dicks She does, however, manage to part the men from their filthy clothes and launder them, in the teeth of the men s appalled resistance After a somewhat rocky start, Guet Imm becomes friends with one of the bandits, Tet Sang, who is the right hand man of the handsome leader of the bandits But trouble is brewing, and it has to do with something secret that the roving bandits are planning to sell, as well as personal secrets that some of the characters are keeping The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water is set in the pre industrial era, in a period called the Protectorate, in an mythical Asian country that, according to Cho s website, draws on both the semi mythic China of wuxia and the Malaya of the Emergency Zen Cho, a Chinese Malaysian author, frequently uses Malay names and words in this novella, like tokong a Malay temple , jampi incantation or spell and pahala reward Though the setting is a mix of cultures, it feels cohesive and organic to the plot.The story focuses on Guet Imm and Tet Sang While Tet Sang may be concealing the bigger secrets, Guet Imm is, I think, the heart of the tale She combines wide eyed earnestness with a sarcastic sense of humor, and a serene and profound faith in her deity with a canny understanding of human nature Cho s dryly humorous prose lends itself well to the affectionate bickering between the characters The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water is a pleasant read,understated and tranquil than one might expect from a story about a group of bandits and stolen treasure that s set in the midst of political turmoil It sabout interpersonal relationships and finding oneself and one s family, than heart pounding adventure and martial arts fighting, although there s some of that as well Zen Cho knows both wuxia traditions and Asian history and culture, and that shines through I d recommend it if you re a fan of either wuxia or queer fantasy Thanks to Tor for the ARC This sounds so good and the cover is GORGEOUS

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