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A Bond Undone: The Definitive Edition (Legends of the Condor Heroes, 2) 射雕英雄傳第二集( 英文版)

A Bond Undone: The Definitive Edition (Legends of the Condor Heroes, 2) 射雕英雄傳第二集( 英文版)

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The epic Chinese classic and phenomenon published in the US for the first time!

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A Bond Undone is the second book in Jin Yong's epic Chinese classic and phenomenon Legends of Condor Heroes series, published in the US for the first time!

In the Jin capital of Zhongdu, Guo Jing (Chinese: 郭靜) learns the truth of his father’s death and finds he is now betrothed, against his will, to two women. Neither of them is his sweetheart Lotus Huang (Chinese: 黃蓉).

Torn between following his heart and fulfilling his filial duty, Guo Jing journeys through the country of his parents with Lotus, encountering mysterious martial heroes and becoming drawn into the struggle for the supreme martial text, the Nine Yin Manual. But his past is catching up with him. The widow of an evil man he accidentally killed as a child has tracked him down, intent on revenge.

Meanwhile, his true parentage at last revealed, Yang Kang, the young prince Guo Jing must face in the Garden of the Eight Drunken Immortals, is forced to choose his destiny. Will he continue to enjoy the life of wealth and privilege afforded to him by the invader of his homeland, or give up all he has known to avenge his parents?

The Legends of the Condor Heroes series
1, A Hero Born
2, A Bond Undone
3, A Snake Lies Waiting
4, A Heart Divided

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Editorial Reviews

"A Bond Undone: Legends of the Condor Heroes, 2" is the long-awaited sequel in Jin Yong's timeless Chinese classic, now available to English-speaking audiences. With over 300 million copies sold worldwide, it's safe to say that this series is nothing short of a global phenomenon.

The story picks up with Guo Jing (Chinese: 郭靜) in the bustling Jin capital of Song Dynasty. As he uncovers the truth about his father's demise, he faces an unexpected twist – he is now entangled in a complicated betrothal to two women, neither of whom is his cherished Lotus Huang (Chinese: 黃蓉). This book delves into the complexities of love, duty, and destiny, all while Guo Jing embarks on a journey with Lotus, encountering enigmatic martial heroes and delving into the quest for the elusive Nine Yin Manual (Chinese: 九陰真經). To add to the intrigue, a vengeful widow from Guo Jing's past resurfaces, determined to exact her revenge.

At its core, "A Bond Undone" is a thrilling ride, blending martial arts mastery with a tinge of teenage romance, creating a unique genre cocktail. The characters, especially the ever-spirited Lotus Huang, continue to shine with their fighting finesse, culinary artistry, and quick-witted banter.

This book boasts a devoted following of readers who revel in the relentless martial arts action, the presence of formidable master characters, and the introduction of captivating new locales. For existing fans of the series, this installment keeps the torch burning with its seamless continuation of the epic narrative.

In summation, "A Bond Undone: Legends of the Condor Heroes, Book 2" is an exciting addition to the Legends of the Condor Heroes series. The story's compelling grip on readers and its charismatic characters make it a must-read for aficionados of wuxia (Chinese: 武術) and martial arts fiction. Jin Yong's epic continues to captivate readers worldwide, and this book is a testament to its enduring appeal." -- Starry Ferry Books

"A delightful entertainment." -Kirkuson A Bond Undone"Jin Yong’s work is undoubtedly worth reading." -Publisher's Weekly

"Fans of sword-and-sorcery fantasy and historical fiction alike will enjoy this hard-hitting yarn." -Kirkus

"Filled to the brim with characters and action, this translation will allow English-speaking readers to finally enjoy a classic of the wuxia fantasy genre, and hopefully whet their appetites for more." -Booklist

"Pick [A Hero Born] up as soon as you can and check out its majesty for yourself." - SyFy Wire,10 SFF Books You Shouldn't Miss This September

"Full of noble heroes and pitched battles, Cha's stories were epic, featuring not just fantastical kung fu swordsmen who can fly and walk on water, but also complex characters and plots woven into dramatic historical events." – CNN

"Widely known by his pen name, Jin Yong, his work, in the Chinese-speaking world, has a cultural currency roughly equal to that of 'Harry Potter' and 'Star Wars' combined." -The New Yorker

"[A Hero Born is] actually one of the most famous works by author Louis Cha (commonly known as Jin Yong), a Hong Kong writer beloved across the Chinese-speaking world." –NPR

"...his works were loved by generations - both in China and worldwide." - BBC

“If you haven’t read Jin Yong’s work, you haven’t yet fully experienced the fantasy genre. Bursting with magic, heroism, history, drama, and epic martial arts battles, this is the wuxia genre at its very finest.” ―Fonda Lee, World Fantasy Award-winning author of the Green Bone Saga

“The Hong Kong writer, Louis Cha, writing under the pen name Jin Yong from the mid-1950s through the rise of a movie star named Bruce Lee, created what have become the world’s greatest and most beloved martial arts novels. When he passed in 2018, he left behind epic stories of betrayal and honor, intrigue and amour, slashing blades and flashing fists, and a dazzling parade of indelible characters that hundreds of millions of readers have come to love. The arrival of the U.S. edition ofThe Legends of the Condor Heroesis a major event. Welcome to the world of Jin Yong. Once you’ve entered, you may never want to leave.” ― Jeff Chang, American Book Award Winner and author ofCan’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

"A Chinese Lord of the Rings." -Irish Times

“The world’s biggest kung fu fantasy writer.” –The Guardian

“In Anna Holmwood’s spirited translation, this action-packed and ideas-laden saga is as revealing of modern as of ancient China.” –

“…the novel makes use of hundreds of characters to create an epic world of martial arts and entangled human stories, not just about familial bonds and romance, but also brotherhood and patriotism.” Global Times

A Hero Bornreads like…an early legend, such as theDeath of King Arthur.” -GeekDad

A Hero Bornis a stirring epic, full of gravity-defying kung fu, treachery, loyalty and love.” –The Times

“The plot includes betrayal and allegiance in different martial arts schools, and the rise and fall of dynasties.” Telegraph UK

“…[Jin Yong’s novels have] become a touchstone for generations of readers, and an influence on authors such as Ken Liu.” The Verge

“The world imagined by Chinese writer Jin Yong is one which celebrates loyalty, courage, and the triumph of the individual over a corrupt and authoritarian state – carried out by no less than heroes who fly through trees and deliver deadly blows to their enemies with a single finger.”

“You’ll be rooting for the heroes to the end.” SFX Magazine, 4 starred review

“Cha…created an imaginary world in his 15 novels – one featuring martial arts, poetry and plots with deep roots in Chinese history, culture and beliefs.” South China Morning Post

“Prepare to be swept along as our champion gallops towards his nemesis and destiny.” –Daily Mail

"Jin Yong's stories have been passed down in the East from generation to generation and thus nurture people of all ages." - Yan Lianke, Man International Booker-shortlisted author

About the Author

Louis Cha Leung-yung (Chinese: 查良鏞); 6 February 1924 – 30 October 2018), better known by his pen name Jin Yong (Chinese: 金庸), was a Chinese kong fu ("martial arts and chivalry") novelist and essayist who co-founded the Hong Kong daily newspaper Ming Pao in 1959 and served as its first editor-in-chief. He was Hong Kong's most famous writer, and is named along with Gu Long and Liang Yusheng as the "Three Legs of the Tripod of kung fu".

His kung fu novels have a widespread following in Chinese communities worldwide. His 15 works written between 1955 and 1972 earned him a reputation as one of the greatest and most popular martial or kung fu writers ever. By the time of his death he was the best-selling Chinese author, and over 300 million copies of his works have been sold worldwide. According to The Oxford Guide to Contemporary World Literature, Jin Yong's novels are considered to be of very high quality and are able to appeal to both highbrow and lowbrow tastes. His works have the unusual ability to transcend geographical and ideological barriers separating Chinese communities of the world, achieving a greater success than any other contemporary Hong Kong writer.

His works have been translated into many languages including English, French, Catalan, Spanish, Finnish, Korean, Japanese, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Malay and Indonesian. He has many fans outside of Chinese-speaking areas, as a result of the numerous adaptations of his works into films, television series, comics and video games.

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