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Jin Yong aka Louis Cha
Known as one of the Three Xiake1侠客 – xiákè. A person who engages in chivalrous acts. of Wuxia, Jin Yong is considered a pioneer in modern wuxia literature and a titan in the world of wuxia pop culture. Learn more about Jin Yong and his novels.
Gu Long aka Xiong Yaohua
The youngest of of the Three Xiake of Wuxia, Gu Long was the most prolific. His novels employ short sentences and paragraph, relying heavily on dialogues. Unlike the other two Xiake who weaved Chinese history and culture into their writing, Gu Long focused on idiosyncrasies of life, wit, philosophy, and plot filled with mystery and thrill.
His works have been adapted into television series and films. He later started a film studio to produce adaptions of his own works.
The Eleventh Son 《蕭十一郎》
The Legend of Lu Xiaofeng《陸小鳳傳奇》
Silver Claw Gambling Den《銀鈎賭坊》
Mansion of Spirits《幽靈山莊》
Laugh of the Sword God《劍神一笑》
Liang Yusheng aka Chen Wentong
One of the Three Xiake of Wuxia, Liang Yusheng is credited as the pioneer of new school wuxia literature. He infused historical elements in his stories and his peers such as Jin Yong later followed his style that has come to define the genre.
His works have seen numerous movie adaptations. However, the translations of the books are lacking. Something we hope to rectify in the future.
These are newer wuxia novels hosted on WuxiaSociety.
While we try to optimise the website for the best reading experience, we understand that some of you prefer to read offline using your favourite ebook app and device. So we have created ebooks of the fan translations in both .epub and .mobi formats.
The Legend of the Condor Heroes
EPUB Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4