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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

I've seen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but it's not really my favored genre. It's definitely right up my brother's alley, hence why I've seen it. I didn't have high hopes for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny as a result. Yet, I was drawn in to the story and couldn't stop reading it.

Justin Hill wrote this novel published by Weinstein Books, though it was inspired by Wang Dulu's work. There's a movie coming too, on Netflix, and if you head to YouTube, you'll find the trailer.



In Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Yu Shu Lien learns Duke Te is dead. This leaves the Green Destiny sword without protection. While she's been living a solitary life mourning the loss of her soulmate, she knows she must return to Beijing to ensure the sword remains protected.

Yu Jiaolong is also drawn to the sword. She does not fight any longer, but her daughter Snow Vase seems destined to follow in her mother's footsteps.

These are just a few of the characters who head to Beijing, all drawn by the Green Destiny sword. I immediately took a liking to both women. Yu Jiaolong appealed to me because of a deceitful event that happens early in the book. I felt for her. I also found myself pulled to Yu Shu Lien's quiet strength.

I'm not familiar with the graphic novels, so I'm not sure how true to the series it stays. I just know I liked the action, really liked some of the characters, and couldn't put it down.

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