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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Featured Indie Book: Blood and Honor (Chelle Ang)

Blood and Honor (Chelle Ang)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: YA Fantasy Novel Blood and Honor by Chelle Ang.

Blood and Honor is an English martial arts story that stays true to the Chinese wuxia genre and the beloved elements of classic martial arts stories such as legendary swords, secret techniques, and gravity-defying fight scenes.

The Book has been self-published via Northampton House Press and is available as eBook – 176 pages - released in January 2013.

About the Book

Awakened by the clanging of swords one summer night, sixteen-year-old martial artist and swordswoman Xiao Meiying finds her father dueling with a masked intruder who has come to steal the Blood heirloom sword, one of a matched pair. After father and daughter defeat and kill the thief, Meiying, against her father's wishes, sets out to find the Honor sword, which has been lost since her mother's death years before.

Her journey to Wudang Temple on Wudangshan Mountain leads her through the treacherous jiānghú (martial arts underworld), where she battles Pan Lei, a dangerous young man from her past. Though the pair are at odds, since each seeks to possess both the Blood and Honor swords, Meiying and Lei find themselves inexplicably drawn to each other. And it will take them finally working together to rescue Meiying's father and her uncle, who have been captured by Yu Tai, a villainous warlord intent on claiming the swords - and their powers - for himself.

Set in Qing Dynasty, China, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor, Blood and Honor is a fantastical tale of swords and magic, peasants and noblemen, oppressors and monks striving to find their individual paths and protect their secrets.

Blood and Honor (Chelle Ang)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- “A martial arts adventure in the tradition of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" or "Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre" with legendary swords, secret martial arts skill and two young protagonists, betrothed at birth, but separated. I really enjoyed reading all of the most beloved tropes of the wuxia genre in Blood and Honor. I believe Chelle Ang wrote this adventure in a very accessible way that can be enjoyed by readers who are new to the wuxia (martial arts heroic fantasy) as well as for those who are lovers of the genre, and I can't wait to read the sequel. ” - Jeannie Lin - Award-winning author of Butterfly Swords

About the Author

Featured on Indie Author News: Chelle Ang
Author Chelle Ang
Chelle Ang grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, where she spent countless Saturday mornings either at the local theatre engrossed in triple bill martial arts movies or reading epic adventure stories. She's written for local city and college newspapers, reviews for The Script Lab, and is a reader for the Missouri Romance Writers of America (MORWA) Gateway to the Best Contest and the James Jones First Novel Fellowship.

An accomplished pianist and photographer, Chelle holds M.A & M.F.A in Creative Writing degrees from Wilkes University. She resides in an idyllic neighborhood with her devoted husband and a pair of spoiled Maltese pooches, Yuki and Kaya. She blogs at http://chelleang.com and http://themaltesechronicle.com.

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Connect with the Author via Twitter: @chelleang23

Link to the eBook Blood and Honor on Amazon with Excerpt

Blood and Honor (Chelle Ang)