Number Ten Ox comes from a village in which the children have been struck by a mysterious illness. He recruits Master Li to find the cure and comes along to provide muscle. They seek a mysterious Great Root of Power, which may be a form of ginseng. Of course, nothing turns out to be as simple as it seems; great wrongs must be avenged and lovers separated must be reunited, from the most humble to the highest. And even in the midst of cosmic glory, Pawnbroker Fang and Ma the Grub are picking the pockets of their own lynch mob, who are frozen in awe and wonder. --Nona Vero
Absolutely 'Different' book in that it is a wonderful adventure into a refreshing genre that is not too easy to catagorise. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jadoo
This novel is half riddle, half fairy-tale, and half historical fantasy.
"But that's three halves."
It's an extraordinary book! Read more
This is a book I love. I give it as gifts. I also reread it every couple of years. I usually buy 3 to 4 copies then because I've given away my last one.Published 5 months ago by R. B. Minor
First off, I love stories of Ancient China, especially about Qin Shi Huandi, the first emperor. I love the histories I've read, and the fiction I've read, and the fantasies of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rainy Day
The Bridge of Birds is 1st in a series of Books That were Award Winners!
I won't go into saying what this book is about but Its an Astounding Read!
Cut-Off-Their-Balls Wang-- this is the name of a character in this book. Need I say more?
Confession: I have been increasingly fatigued with the seeming homogeneity of... Read more