What are the best wuxia novels?

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    #1The Water Margin

    The Water Margin

    The Water Margin is a classic Chinese wuxia (martial arts/sorcery/chivalry) novel written by Shi Nai'an and translated by J.H. Jackson. This book is also known as Outlaws of the Marsh. Published in 1963.

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    #2The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants

    The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants

    The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants is a mythical wuxia novel written by Shi Yukun and translated by Song Shouquan, with Esther Samson and Lance Samson as editors. Published in 1997 by Chinese Literature Press.

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    Shaurya Yadav
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I got this out of sheer curiosity and that hasn't failed me a single bit. These are some of the most classic tales in all of Chinese literature. The myths are very interesting to delve into and I find myself moving from one to the next eager to learn more."
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    #3The Eleventh Son

    The Eleventh Son

    The Eleventh Son is a Chinese wuxia (martial arts/sorcery/chivalry) novel written by Gu Long, 古龙. This book is published in 2004 by Homa & Sekey Books, after being first published in 1998.

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    Eric Santos
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "If you are into the Chinese culture and tradition this will be a good book for you to read. It is very well written and worth a read. "
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    #4Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils

    Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils

    Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils is a wuxia (martial arts/sorcery/chivalry) novel written by Jin Yong 金庸 as the fifth installment in the Tian Long Ba Bu series. This book is first published in 1969.

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    Jesús Gallegos
    Written on April 23, 2018
    ""Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils" is a timeless piece. It paints picture that many fantasy novels can't do today. Without a doubt, it's one of the best Wuxia novels. It's an easy read and has some great cultural lessons."
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    #5The Girl with Ghost Eyes (Xian Li-lin)

    The Girl with Ghost Eyes (Xian Li-lin)
    The Girl with Ghost Eyes is the first book in Xian Li-lin series written by M. H. Boroson. It is a historical paranormal fantasy novel published by Talos in 2015. 
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    Michael Patel
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I really couldn't get into this book to a degree of which I should have. It probably didn't help that the language and characteristics of the main characters simply didn't fit into how the book unfolded to a believable degree. Just a disappointing affair overall."
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    #6The Book and the Sword

    The Book and the Sword

    The Book and the Sword is a classic fantasy historical wuxia (martial arts/sorcery/chivalry) novel written by Jin Yong 金庸 and translated by Graham Earnshaw. Published in 2005 by Oxford University Press.

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    Esteban Orozco
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I wanted to find a new wuxia novel. I looked in stores and did not really find anything. I went online and bought The Book and the Sword. I think they did a good job on the translation and made the story come alive in my mind."
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    #7Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia

    Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia

    Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia is a young adult fantasy novel by Cindy Pon. It tells the story of Ai Ling as she sets out on a journey to find and rescue her father from the clutches of evil.

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    Leonardo Mata
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "No one has ever wanted Ai Ling. She is really relieved about that; even though she has brought dishonor to her family. She really rather just be unbetrothed and free, then to be a wife to someone that she could never love. Now, something is after her. As pieces slowly come together, Ai Ling begins to understand that she must save her father. As she continues on her journey, she realizes that she will need some help. Then Chen Yong rescues her and their fates are instantly intertwined. Ai Ling is a wonderful gutsy heroine. Chen Yong is swoon-worthy. I could not put down this book. It was just so amazing. Sliver Phoenix had the perfect mix of action, fantasy, and romance. Pon is an amazing writer. Her description of dinner and an action sequence were amazing. Pon was a wonderful debut and I can't wait for more books from her."
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    #8Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a young adult fantasy novel by Grace Lin. It tells the story of Min Li, who embarks on a journey to find the Old Man on the Moon, who is known to know the answer to all of life's questions.

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    Arnav Rathore
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This solution is sufficient as it provides the author and a good summary of the book. However, it would be beneficial to include a note that the book is a Newbery Honor."
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    #9Under Heaven

    Under Heaven

    Under Heaven is a fantasy novel by award-winning-author, Guy Gavriel Kay. Inspired by the Tang Dynasty in 8th-century China, it tells the story of army general Shen Tai as he deals with threats to his life.

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    Linda Gibson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Novels like this are very difficult for me to understand. I wasn't very good at History in high school. Even then I decided I would give it a try and I love it, You have to read it and I am sure you will love it."
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    #10Monkey: Folk Novel of China

    Monkey: Folk Novel of China
    Monkey: Folk Novel of China is a classic book about Chinese folklore by Wu Ch'êng-ên, translated from the original by Arthur Waley. It tells the story of the immortal Monkey-King as he goes on adventures to combat gods and other creatures.
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    Timothy Gomez
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Monkey: Folk Novel of China is one of the best wuxia novels. Monkey is an incredible tale that I read as a child and am looking forward to reading again as an adult. I was so happy to see this reprint in paperback. You should get this book today!"

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Best What are the best wuxia novels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Water MarginBooks 18 Paid
2The Seven Heroes and Five GallantsBooks 18 Paid
3The Eleventh SonBooks 13 Paid
4Demi-Gods and Semi-DevilsBooks 13 Paid
5The Girl with Ghost Eyes (Xian Li-lin)Books 11 Paid
6The Book and the SwordBooks 10 Paid
7Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of XiaBooks 7 Paid
8Where the Mountain Meets the MoonBooks 5 Paid
9Under HeavenBooks 2 Paid
10Monkey: Folk Novel of ChinaBooks 0 Paid
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