The Condor Trilogy is a series of three wuxia novels written by Chinese-Hong Kong author Jin Yong (Louis Cha). The series is one of Jin Yong's most popular works.
The novels in the trilogy are:
_- The Legend of the Condor Heroes, published in 1957.
- The Return of the Condor Heroes, published in 1959.
- The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber, published in 1961._
Here I will discuss the storyline of the Condor trilogy and other novels that have a story connection with the Condor trilogy. It is not known whether the novels related to the condor trilogy are the original works of chin yung or not, because many sources say that the novels related to the condor trilogy are the work of sin liong, there are also those who think that these novels were made by jin yong but adapted by sin liong.
Sorry to be convoluted, straight to the point 😃
The Story Before the Condor Triogy:
1. Poison from the West (See Tok Ouw Yang Hong Tay Toan).
This novel is an early story before the condor trilogy, This story begins with the odyssey of Ouw Yang Houw who is known as Sastrawan Bloon from the See Hek area. Constantly humiliated by his inability to silat, forced him to learn the art of poison blow. One day Ouw Yang Houw was taken by the disciple of the Old Poison King to be forced to become his disciple and from there the changes in his life began.
2. Disputes over martial arts figures (Hoa San Lun Kiam).
In the story "Hoa-san Lun-kiam" the reader will meet the characters of "The Great Five" such as Ong Tiong Yang (Central God), Oey Yok Su (Eastern Heretic), Ang Cit Kong (Northern Beggar), Auwyang Hong ( Western Poison) and It Teng Taisu (Southern Emperor).
In the story "Hoa-san Lun-kiam", all of them are still children until they eventually become experts with very high intelligence, and there is a meeting between five pencak silat figures at the top of Hoa-san.
It was this meeting that was named "Hoa-san Lun-kiam.
3. The Five Great Masters (Sia Tiau Gwa Toan).
In this novel, the strengths of "Big Five" characters such as Ong Tiong Yang (Central God), Oey Yok Su (Eastern Heretic), Ang Cit Kong (Northern Beggar), Auwyang Hong (Western Poison) and It Teng Taisu (Southern Emperor) have reach a high level.
1. The Legend of the Condor Heroes (Sia Tiaw Eng Hiong).
This novel is the first part of the Condor Trilogy. Set at the end of the Song Dynasty (12th century AD) when China was under the threat of the Jin Empire and Mongolia. The story of the Legend of the Rajawali Warrior is centered on the adventure story of a young man named Kwee Ceng, someone who is a bit slow in thinking but has a very good personality and behavior. Kwee Ceng grew up in Mongolia but is of Han descent. He became a staunch supporter of the Song emperor, and was determined to prevent the invasion of Jin and Mongolia.
2. The Return of the Condor Heroes (Sin Tiaw Hiap Lu).
This novel is the second part of the Condor Trilogy. Occurs approximately 20 years after the story of the Legend of the Eagle Swordsman. The Mongolians at that time were attacking China. Kwee Ceng and his wife, Oey Yong, are desperately trying to save the city of Shiang Yang from falling into Mongolian hands.
Although Kwee Ceng and his wife, Oey Yong play an important role in this story, the real character of the second part of this trilogy is Yo Ko, the orphan of Yo Kang (Kwee Ceng's friend/enemy).
3. The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber (To Liong To/ Bu Kie).
This book is the last part of the Condor Trilogy, although the main characters are not directly related to the previous two chapters. Taking the background story approximately one hundred years after the story of the Return of the Eagle Swordsman. The main character of The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber is an orphan named Thio Bu Ki, who obtained extraordinary knowledge from the Book of the Nine Suns and the Book of the Nine Holy Scrolls. .
Still in the Timeline of the Condor trilogy:
The storyline in the novel below takes place after the novel "The Return of the Condor Heroes (Sin Tiaw Hiap Lu)"
1. The mighty Condor of the Southern Sky (sin tiauw thian lam)
The story of the mighty Condor from the Southern Sky tells about all of Yo Ko's activities, as well as the emergence of a new hero with an extraordinary level of intelligence. who will play the lead role is Sin-tiauw's son Tayhiap Yo Ko with Siauw Liong Lie named Yo Him, who will be involved in extraordinary affairs and affairs.
2. Snow Bear.
In the Snow Bear story, readers will meet characters with various strange temperaments and extraordinary intelligence, readers can also meet old characters, such as Yo Ko, Kwee Ceng, Yo Him (Yo's son). Ko with the title Rajawali Sakti from the South), Oey Yok Su, and others. But overall, the story of the Snow Bear is a very interesting story, which, although it is a continuation of the story of Sin Tiauw Thian Lam, can be read alone.
3. Condor Child.
This story is a continuation of "Snow Bear"
4. Magic flute strange swordsman.
This story is a continuation of the story of Condor Child.
The White Shirt Knight Series (Continuation of the Condor Trilogy):
The storyline in the novel below takes place after the novel "The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber (Ke Liong To/ Bu Kie)"
1. Dragon Child
The main character in this story is Thio Han Liong, son of Thio Bu Ki, who wants to avenge his mother's father's heartache to Cu Goan Ciang, even though on the other hand his heart is attached to the emperor's daughter!
2. Knight in White
The martial forest was in an uproar, due to the appearance of a heirloom box containing the highest grade martial arts textbooks. It is said that the heirloom box is a relic of Pak Kek Siang Ong (God of the North Pole), who was very knowledgeable two hundred years ago. The main character in this story is Tio Cie Hiong
3. Marble Flute Magic Swordsman
How was the state of the martial forest after Tio Cie Hiong settled on Hong Hoang To island? Is it true that Bu Lim Sam Mo's death brings peace in the martial forest? This is completely unexpected. Because when Tao Cie Hiong lived a quiet, peaceful and happy life on the island, in the martial forest, Hiat Ih Hwe (Bloody Shirt Association) appeared.
To read all the novels above you can read them here: https://www.ceritasilatindomandarin.com/2019/01/chin-yungjin-yong.html
This site provides a translate feature to English, I will give the tutorial below:
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I hope this helps 🙂