My fellow ebook readers, guess what? It's on sale at amazon right now for $1.99 until the end of September! Perfect time to sample this awesome author. One week left!
It sounds crazy, but I really want Jeannie Lin to write wuxia romance novel. OMG, I've been daydreaming about it for quite some time. I mean, seriously. I'd been waiting for a good solid wuxia novel in English for quite some time. As much as I love my translated novels, I know too much get lost during the translation. Plus, a lot of words, phrases, and characters could really be up for interpretation.
Jeannie Lin has written one of the most intricate work that I've read in recent memory. The world was so vivid, the description so beautiful, and not at any moment did I feel things were too Westernized or Orientalized. Yeah, that second one isn't a word, but do you get my meaning? The Dynasties and time periods, the backdrops - everything was so wonderfully written and so thoroughly researched you may as well walk down the halls of ancient China. At no point did I feel like I was being lectured with info dumping, and I never felt it was made to be exotic or just a wallpaper-world.
I love it so much, I have two hard copies of everything. One for reading and one for keeps.
I have received ARCs for The Sword Dancer (wuxia galore!!! <~only in my mind) and The Lotus Palace so I only bought one copy after it came out, but My Fair Concubine was all mine. I bought both on my own. Good thing too since my reading copy is falling apart.
Yeah...I have a problem. Ahem.
I want Jeannie Lin wuxia novels!