A Hero Born
Legends of the Condor Heroes
Illustrated by Ye Luying
Introduced by Ken Liu
Translated by Anna Holmwood
Jin Yong’s action-packed fantasy transports readers deep into China’s tumultuous past. This Folio edition of A Hero Born features stunning artwork by Ye Luying and an introduction by Ken Liu.
‘One of the world’s most beloved writers … His work, in the Chinese-speaking world, has a cultural currency roughly equal to that of Harry Potter and Star Wars combined’
- New Yorker
It is 1200 AD and China is a land divided. The Song empire has been driven south by the fierce Jurchen peoples, and now corrupt officials scramble to save their own hides while ordinary men and women struggle just to survive. Yet in the far north, under the eye of Genghis Khan, a young hero is rising whose destiny it is to change history… Trained in kung fu by the Seven Heroes themselves, Guo Jing will face betrayals, mythical villains and an enemy as cunning as he is ruthless. Filled with breathless action from the first page, and populated with unforgettable characters, A Hero Born is the first step in a journey beloved by millions of readers worldwide.
This edition uses the 2018 MacLehose Press, (an imprint of Quercus Publishing Ltd), translation by Anna Holmwood
Bound in foiled and printed paper
Set in Albertina
Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations, including 2 double-page spreads
10˝ x 6¾˝