Synopses & Reviews
“WHAT DO YOU get when you cross Harry Potter
with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
? Wandering Warrior
, Da Chen’s first book of fiction. . . . Whiz-bang action at every turn. . . . A culturally poignant and energetic adventure story.”—USA Today
“There is much to enjoy, particularly the unusual kung fu backdrop, which makes an intriguing setting for a fantasy adventure.”—Publishers Weekly
“The story skips quickly along, moving from one exciting, richly described scene to another.”—Booklist
“It is a wild ride, perfect for high-energy teens who might not otherwise spend their time reading.”—VOYA
According to the sacred ancient scriptures, the future emperor of China shall bear five black moles on the bottom of each foot. Eleven-year-old Luka’s mother is dead, and he doesn’t know his father, but his feet do bear the mark of the five black moles. Luka’s caretaker, a wise monk named Atami, is determined to keep Luka alive so the prophecy can be fulfilled and to train Luka in the ways of the kung fu wandering warriors. But when Atami is captured by the enemy, Luka must begin his own journey, using what Atami has taught him, to become the warrior and leader he is destined to be.
About the Author
Da Chen is a graduate of Columbia University Law School, which he attended on a full scholarship. A brush calligrapher of great spirituality, he also plays the classical bamboo flute.