In this book the reader will be transported to the 15th century in the Northern Chinese plain close to the Yan Mountains. Its story unfolds with the love story of Kuan Yin and Shen Nong. Two strong and beautiful people in a forbidden marriage. Shen Nong a tired warrior, with a past that has to stay hidden, comes into Kuan Yin,s life on a spring day to eventually fill her lonely days. Out of this three remarkable sons are born with unique abilities that are sharpened with training. Being by themselves most of their young lives living apart believing that they are orphans, they eventually come together because of a common goal. First, the oldest at 18 is Sun Liam who is raised in a school for fighting. Next is Yoshi at 17 who is raised in the Tendai Buddist Temple on Mount Hiel to become a marathon monk, running 52 miles for a hundred days. Then the third son is Aki Motto who is taken to Japan to live with Shen Nong,s aunt in an okiya with geisha girls. At 15 he is trained in the art of Bushido to become samurai. All of their backgrounds come into play when the very village of their parents comes under attack by a twisted and powerful warlord Zhouli Hunhe and his son Naihe, a demented psychopath. The three brothers each experience life-changing situations to become the Crimson Cricket, Golden Scorpion, and Emerald Beetle.
|Publication date||September 02,2022|
|Interior Color||Black and White|
|Book Size||6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)|
Mary E. Montalvo has worked with students of all age groups for twelve years. She has developed the ability to listen to their fantasies and put them in a story. Her first book, Tomato Memories, was about a young man coming of age and falling in love with his childhood crush. Her succeeding books, The Legend of the Crimson Cricket and The Golden Scorpion and the Emerald Bettle reflect her knowledge of teenage boys as well as her love for animals. This is shown in her characters, Miss Aki and Kiko the monkey.
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