Title: A hero born.
Author: Jin Yong.
Publisher: St Martin’s Press.
Page count: 308.
Release day: September 17th 2019. (English translation I think)
Genre: Adult, Fantasy.
Rating: DNF @30%
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
A fantastical generational saga and
kung fu epic, A Hero Born is the classic novel of its time, stretching from the
Song Empire (China 1200 AD) to the appearance of a warlord whose name will
endure for eternity: Genghis Khan. Filled with an extraordinary cast of
characters, A Hero Born is a tale of fantasy and wonder, love and passion,
treachery and war, betrayal and brotherhood.
And then a hero is born…
After his father, a Song patriot, was murdered, Guo Jing and his mother fled to the plains and joined Ghengis Khan and his people. Loyal, humble and driven, he learned all he could from the warlord and his army in hopes of one day joining them in their cause. But what Guo Jing doesn’t know is that he’s destined to battle an opponent that will challenge him in every way imaginable and with a connection to his past that no one envisioned.
With the help and guidance of his shifus, The Seven Heroes of the South, Guo Jing returns to China to face his foe and carry out his destiny. But in a land divided by treachery and war, betrayal and ambition, he’ll have to put his courage and knowledge to the test to survive.
I feel so bad for DNF’ing this book.. I was so ready for this Chinese inspired book!
Sometimes I feel stupid when reading a book because I just have no clue what the f*ck is going on.. This was one of those books.
I was just very confused about what was going on and how the different stories connected. In the beginning we followed two couples who were attacked by soldiers, and only one of the girls is saved who we then continue to follow. And I was enjoying this part! Than randomly we switch to this Taoist (who was shortly mentioned before). And I just couldn’t follow this part of the story at all, and I had no clue how it connected to the first part. Probably if I continued on reading, I might have figured it out. But it was just too confusing and I wasn’t enjoying my time reading it!
I’m very sad this wasn’t for me! But I’m pretty sure this book is much loved by many people, so hopefully you might enjoy this! You might enjoy this better if you’re familiar with the events this is based on!
4 thoughts on “A Hero Born – DNF review!”
Oh, that’s a shame! I’m not too familiar with the original untranslated book, so I was kind of curious about this one. But…a lot of the reviews I’ve seen were like yours. I do love the *idea* of it, though!
I loved the idea as well, unfortunately that was not enough for me
And yes very sad to see that there are many not too positive reviews for this one!
That’s a shame, I also have a copy of this and I’ve seen quite a few negative reviews for it which make me feel a bit cautious. I’ll give it a try though.
Yeah, I think this book is just for a specific audience! I hope you will enjoy it though!
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