A Hero Born: The Definitive Edition by Jin Yong

A Hero Born: The Definitive Edition

Legends of the Condor Heroes #1

Jin Yong with Anna Holmwood (Translator)

fiction fantasy adventurous dark reflective fast-paced

416 pages | first published 1957

Description

The epic Chinese classic and phenomenon published in the US for the first time Featured in iO9's 2019 Fall Preview. Set in ancient China, in a world where kung fu is magic, kingdoms vie for power and the battle to become the ultimate kung fu mast...
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Moods

adventurous 100%
lighthearted 32%
mysterious 16%
emotional 12%
challenging 8%
dark 8%
funny 8%
hopeful 8%
tense 8%
informative 4%
reflective 4%

Pace

medium 44%
fast 32%
slow 24%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 46% | A mix: 38% | Character: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 38% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 47%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 16%

Average rating

3.77