The story took place in Snowy Mountain in the coldest part of Manchuria, one Winter's morning in They were waylaid yet by the Peking Overland Convoy. All three parties had designs on the metal casket, supposedly housing a poniard, which was an heirloom. A monk arrived on the scene and the invited the parties to the eyrie on the summit.
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The story took place in Snowy Mountain in the coldest part of Manchuria, one Winter's morning in They were waylaid yet by the Peking Overland Convoy. All three parties had designs on the metal casket, supposedly housing a poniard, which was an heirloom. A monk arrived on the scene and the invited the parties to the eyrie on the summit. The lord of the eyrie happened to be away summoning help to fight Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain, who was scheduled to arrive on the summit at noon.
While waiting, each one in the parties began recounting incidents which took place some twenty years before. The excitement, intrigue and action in these incidents are well dramatized, with one event firmly intertwining with others in the past, developing into a vendetta involving the offspring of several families.
The story ends with a fight between Fox, the hero of the story, and his sworn enemy, but the result of the fight is untold, left to the imagination and creative power of individual readers. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover.
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All three parties had designs on the metal casket, supposedly housing a poniard, which was an heirloom of the Martial B The story took place in Snowy Mountain in the coldest part of Manchuria, one Winter's morning in All three parties had designs on the metal casket, supposedly housing a poniard, which was an heirloom of the Martial Brotherhood.
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The following labels could also apply, but all would also fall short of capturing the genre: historic fiction, mystery, thriller, fantasy, adventure. The setting of these books in past Chinese dynasties this and The Book and the Sword are set in the Qing dynasty is also fascinating, in my opinion, for Western readers and Chinese alike.
Anyway, this particular book is basically a mystery novel with a fair amount of fighting thrown in the mix. While the story takes place within a single day, the stories told by the characters span more than a century.
The English edition makes things easier for western readers by adding a cast of characters at the beginning, a diagram with traditional kung fu weapons, a diagram of paralytic points, an introduction that gives some of the historic background, and a map of China with important locations indicated, all of which helped me a lot.
The translation is OK, though some raters on goodreads and amazon complain about it. They are only partially right. First of all, one should take into account that the translator grew up in Hong Kong, so she likely grew up bilingual with the result that her English, though definitely native, does not always sound native to someone who grew up in an English-speaking country.
One amazon reviewer complained that a saber-like weapon is translated into English as a knife. This, however, is a common convention also used by many kung fu schools. Let me explain. In English, we differentiate according to blade length using the terms sword and knife.
Chinese, however, makes no such distinction, but rather differentiates between blades with only on one sharp side dao or two-sided blades jian. Many kung fu texts simply translate dao as knife and jian as sword regardless of lenth, but make note of the differences in language. The translator just followed this convention, but failed to make a note, except for the weapons diagram. Some translations in the book were a little strange. I would venture to guess that more English speakers know what chi is than pneuma.
In her introduction, the translator notes that Louis Cha has a pseudo-classical style of mixing in some classical terms while keeping it legible for the mass market.
She tries to mimic this by using a lot of Latin terms to get a kind of classic feel. Unfortunately, the words she chooses are so archaic that most readers will have to look them up do you know what a myrmidon is. View 2 comments. First I've read. Won't be the last I was turned onto the author by another writer who knew my affection for Chinese cinema. If you're a fan of "crouching tiger, hidden dragon" and the like, you'll love this novel.
Need more of the author's work in translation! Jin Yong aka Louis Cha is a treasure of world literature Many people do not realize China has a rich tradition of fantasy adventure, a genre known as wuxia.
Jin Yong is a master, perhaps THE, master of the genre. Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain is a complex tale of honor, treachery, courage and skill that should satisfy fans of more familiar western works ranging from The Iliad to Robin Hood to the adventures of Conan!
I just love the central character's story and the buildup to all the action is just wonderful This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A shorter book among his series.
The build-up is perhaps not the most exciting but the ending is a master stroke - what makes the book one of a kind. I love these. All of them. I mean, I could put my critical hat on, but why? I always love how Louis Cha portrays life in extreme weather and conditions! The two things that I love in this book are the characters especially Miao Renfeng and the end of the book. Lagi membaca ini buku versi saduran OKT tapi sayang langsung nomer 4 alias gak dari satu Mario rated it it was amazing Oct 26, Hilda rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Vin Tran rated it it was amazing Mar 11, Phyllis rated it it was amazing Feb 25, William Lanchester rated it it was amazing Jun 04, HZ rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Jaycee rated it it was amazing Aug 09, Zraxon rated it it was amazing May 07, Jerjonji rated it it was amazing Jun 19, Christy rated it it was amazing Sep 14, Arif rated it it was amazing Dec 11, Robert Montgomery rated it it was amazing May 05, Bee rated it it was amazing Jun 07, Hilda rated it it was amazing Jun 29, Michael Strimenos rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Yung Zhang rated it it was amazing Nov 24, Cora rated it it was amazing Apr 25, Sid rated it it was amazing Dec 12, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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The novel has a prequel, The Young Flying Fox , which was released in The chapters are labelled in numerical order, instead of Jin Yong's typical style of using a short phrase or duilian as a chapter's heading. Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain is unique in structure among Jin Yong's novels because it employs a frame narrative as well as the literary devices of unreliable narrators and storytelling flashbacks. In the revised afterword to the novel, Jin Yong mentions that he did not draw inspiration from Akira Kurosawa 's film Rashomon as many people had falsely assumed.
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Raised by his father's loyal servant, the talented swordsman Hu Fei grew up knowing that he must avenge his parents' death. However, the closer he got to his father's enemy, the more he discovered that his parents' death wasn't as simple as it seemed. Edit Translation. MDL v6 en.
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