- M. Paramita Lin

THE HOUSE OF VENOM

COMING SOON

 

STRANGE ADVENTURES
BAD DECISIONS
LOTS OF FUN

FACT OR FICTION?

1. Back in 1402, a Ming dynasty imperial brocade guard and an aristocrat recorded their investigations of UFO phenomena near Fuxian Lake area in Yunnan, where the sunken kingdom of Dian lies.

2. In the early 1980s, a Hong Kong actor used a kuman thong (a black magic amulet made from a fetus) to gain fame and success--which he did. The price? Feeding it his blood every day and giving up what he truly values.

Okay, so the first one is my new novella, The Vermillion Sparrow, which is like X-Files set in the Ming dynasty. Sign up to my mailing list now to get the first chapter free (once the book is published, I don't think I can do this anymore)! 

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Book One of THE HOUSE OF VENOM TRILOGY

Daniel Shen can’t fight, he doesn’t know kung fu, and he’s only thirteen. 

But that doesn’t stop him from plunging into the jianghu, a society that’s turned its back on the modern world and is ruled by martial arts clans. Daniel’s read every book and watched every TV show about the jianghu and dreams of becoming a jianghu hero, so he’s thrilled when an attempted robbery at his grandparents’ house gets him a rare chance to stay with the legendary House of Venom and experience jianghu life himself.

It’s fun and somewhat bloody games at first, but Daniel ends up in unexpected danger when the terrifying masked thief returns to steal an heirloom recipe belonging to his herbalist grandparents. No one knows why the thief wants a recipe whose ingredients don’t even exist, but Daniel suspects that it's tied to the history of the House of Venom and its mythical fighters, the Five Venoms.

But before he can figure it out, he ends up on the run in the dark alleys of the Kowloon Walled City, home to some of the jianghu’s most dangerous clans, pursued by the thief and his accomplices.

With help from the kids-only Maggot Clan, Daniel must protect the recipe and find a way out of the Walled City!

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ABOUT WUXIA

If you've never heard about it before, it's my absolute pleasure to introduce you to wuxia, a fiction genre that encompasses stories about martial arts, heroes and villains, and fantasy elements rooted in Chinese culture. There are a lot of great wuxia classics, but I'm just going to come clean and admit that I love the donghuas and manhuas (comic books) and webnovels more. You can read some of my reviews here.

If you'd like to read other wuxia works, the kind folks at WuxiaWorld have painstakingly translated many of them, and they also have a pretty cool and welcoming community so check them out (full disclosure, I do editing work for them). The popular and bloody Feng Shen Ji has also been translated over here at Mangafox

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