The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

Zen Cho

fiction fantasy
adventurous emotional reflective medium-paced

176 pages | first published 2020

“Fantastic, defiant, utterly brilliant.” —Ken Liu

Zen Cho returns with a found family wuxia fantasy that combines the vibrancy of old school martial arts movies with characters drawn from the margins of history.

A bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes downhill from there. Guet Imm, a young votary of the Order of the Pure Moon, joins up with an eclectic group of thieves (whether they like it or not) in order to protect a sacred object, and finds herself in a far more complicated situation than she could have ever imagined.

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Moods

adventurous 84%
funny 57%
lighthearted 40%
reflective 22%
emotional 20%
mysterious 18%
hopeful 12%
inspiring 6%
relaxing 5%
tense 3%
dark 2%
challenging 1%

Pace

fast 62%
medium 32%
slow 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | No: 17% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 2% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 72% | No: 17% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.86