What are the best Xianxia and/or Wuxia books?

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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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    Theresa Barrett
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The Water Margin is a poor vs. rich, good v. evil, classic Chinese novel. This epic tale also has an interesting preface which really gives a great perspective for today’s readers. If you like wuxia, you will love this book."
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    #2Hot Soup

    Hot Soup

    Hot Soup: A Wuxia Martial Arts Fantasy of Old China is a xianxia/wuxia (martial arts/sorcery/chivalry) novel written by Robyn Paterson. This book is published in 2011.

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    Frank May
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This book made me feel like I was in an old kung fu movie. Despite the minor issues I had with the editing and pacing I found this book to be very entertaining. It provided a great lighthearted action packed experience. It wasn't very long which made it the perfect book to read on my subway ride to work."
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    #3Monkey: 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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    Andrea Dunn
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Monkey: Folk Novel of China is a great Xianxia and/or Wuxia books"
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    #4Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny is a xianxia/wuxia (martial arts/sorcery/chivalry) novel written by Justin Hill and Wang Dulu. This book is published in 2016 by Hachette Books.

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    Phillip May
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This story is simply fantastic and one of my favorites of all time. Wonderful plot line that instantly grabs the reader and makes this hard to put down. Great characters that are easy to relate and you are drawn to their story. Highly recommended!"
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    #5God Slayer

    God Slayer
    God Slayer is a xianxia/wuxia (martial arts/sorcery/chivalry) novel written by K.S.Y. as the first installment in the God Slayer series. This book is published in 2017 
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    Justin Jensen
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is the first book of the series, so definitely start out with this one. You have to get used to the writing style of this new author, but once you do, you will really enjoy it. "
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    #6Demi-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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    William Sanchez
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "strongest character of the series was of siou feng which had acted by hu jun excellently , he had just acted awesomely ,i like the texture of the voice,boldness,personality he portrayed in the character and made the character live.it can be termed as a real wuxia series awesome and great fighting and ending is also superb must watch it all actors have performed at there best if you are wuxia series lover you must watch this series i will give 10 /10. I mean 5 stars"
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    #7The 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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    Brenda Palmer
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Nice novel to enjoy. looks pretty good."
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    #8The 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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    Ryan Riley
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "One of the few English translated versions of a Chinese novel and maybe the only one I know of that translates a martial arts story. It is a good translation but the story is a little lacking, especially in regards to any detail around the fight scenes."
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    #9The 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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    Marisol Arenas
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Nice novel. I would love to read this book."
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    #10The 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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    Kevin Yi
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "A fun read for this genre"
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    #11Silver 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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    Dorothy Estrada
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "A heroine book. A book about saving your family"

Summary

Best What are the best Xianxia and/or Wuxia books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Water MarginBooks 51 Paid
2Hot SoupBooks 46 Paid
3Monkey: Folk Novel of ChinaBooks 33 Paid
4Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonBooks 30 Paid
5God SlayerBooks 16 Paid
6Demi-Gods and Semi-DevilsBooks 11 Paid
7The Seven Heroes and Five GallantsBooks 9 Paid
8The Eleventh SonBooks 7 Paid
9The Book and the SwordBooks 4 Paid
10The Girl with Ghost Eyes (Xian Li-lin)Books 4 Paid
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