Giao Chi Phan
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About Giao Chi Phan
Giao Chi (Annie Phan) grew up in Vietnam and Singapore. She graduated from Duke University with an MBA and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
At thirteen years old, she won a professional comic scriptwriting award from the Nhi Dong publishing company. She went on to publish more than three hundred comics printed in magazines such as Nhi Dong, Khan Quang Do, and Muc Tim. Her first novel, The Girl Who Kept Winter, began as a blog post that went viral in 2007 and was later expanded into a full-length best-seller. Her novels, comics, and graphic novels have been enjoyed by generations of Vietnamese readers.
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Dong Tu may be a normal girl, but her high-profile affair with the Whispered World’s most dangerous man, Obsidian, has created more attention than she needs.
Set in a fantasy world similar to ancient Asia, The Winter Epic series is the story of Luu Dong Tu and the dangerous Eighteen of the Whispered World. It is a riveting adventure in the fantasy martial art world of swordplays, air bending, wind walking, superpower, elemental magic, and martial art combats...
Books in the series are stand-alone although it's recommended to read them in this order:
#1 “The Girl Who Kept Winter” is a journey of falling in love for the first time. Join Dong Tu as she discovers Obsidian’s true identity and resolves the mystery of the snow and the poison that laces his skin.
#2 “Frigid” introduces a love triangle and the rivalries between Luu Dong Trung, a beautiful man with no martial art skills, and the most dangerous man of the Whispered World, Obsidian.
These beautiful, page-turning love stories will keep you longing for more.
“The Girl Who Kept Winter” is the English version of “Tuyet Den” - a Vietnamese young adult novel loved by generations.
From the back cover:
★★★★★ “Binge worthy! This series would make a great television series one day.” --Phan Xine, film director
★★★★★ “...Amazing, unforgettable characters that make you laugh, cry with them…” --Nguyen Khac Cuong, Editor in Chief, Muc Tim Magazine
★★★★★ “Never before have I read a book that ends with such a touching and masterful culmination of the book’s themes. Frigid has a striking yet bittersweet ending that makes an already great read all the more worth it.” --Ashley Sowers, Editor
★★★★★ “...This book is full of twists and turns and will surprise you until the very end.” --Cuong Phan, Translator
This is a fantasy romance that will make you laugh and cry at the same time.
Set in a fantasy world similar to ancient Asia, The Girl Who Kept Winter is a love story between Luu Dong Tu (lit translation: "the girl who kept winter") and a mysterious, dangerous yet passionate man, Obsidian - the King of Poison.
Luu Dong Tu is the oldest daughter of a small dojo. Her life has been normal, growing up in a small town, working at her family dojo until the day she is forced into a marriage with the spoiled son of a local official to save her family.
Her life is turned on its head as five days before the wedding, she finds herself abducted by three strangers from a notorious group of martial art experts, the Monstrous Eighteen.
In their company, she encounters the intriguing Obsidian, king of poison, a man whose entire body is laced with a lethal toxin. Obsidian is a cold, distant, and dangerous man with a mysterious past. No one has ever touched him and lived to tell the tale until an innocent kiss from Dong Tu seals their destiny.
The story follows Dong Tu as she becomes tangled in a romance with the dangerous yet handsome man, catching a glimpse into his life in the Whispered World.
Can Dong Tu come home in time to save her family without having to marry the son of the local official? Who is Obsidian and what is the snow that follows his steps? How will Dong Tu fall in love with the man nobody can touch? Will Dong Tu and Obsidian be together?
The Girl Who Kept Winter is a journey of falling in love for the first time, an adventure in the fantasy martial art world of swordplays, air bending, wind walking, superpower, kungfu fighting wuxia...
Join Dong Tu as she discovers Obsidian’s true identity and resolves the mystery of the snow and the poison that laces his skin.
The venture with an ending that keeps you longing for more.
The Girl Who Kept Winter is the English version of Tuyet Den - a Vietnamese young adult classic, loved by generations.This book is Twilight meets Phantom of the Opera in a world of anime style martial art. It makes you giggle, it's bittersweet and it brings tears to your eyes, this book has it all.
Finally, The Girl Who Kept Winter has the romance that makes books similar to its genre such as the Untamed (Mo Dao Zu Shi) so popular. The Girl Who Kept Winter has the the dramatic plot twist that makes it a Korean drama in book form.