The famous Chinese martial arts novel Legends of the Condor Heroes has been highly acclaimed by foreign readers after its first volume A Hero Born was for the first time published in English by the MacLehose Press this February.
It has been rated over 4 stars on Amazon.com. In the UK, it received an average rating of 4.2 stars.
The book is sold at 14.99 pounds on the official website of the MacLehose Press. “If you are a fan of Lord of the Rings and are looking for the next best thing, A Hero Born is definitely the book for you,” says the introduction of the book on the publisher’s website.
A reader who goes by the name Diana O commented that she only had two words to describe this book: pure greatness, adding that she absolutely loved it.
Another reader Nathaniel Gardner-Blatch gave a top rating of five stars over the book, saying the novel is mesmeric and a fantasy of the highest quality.
However, some readers attributed the hot sales of the book to its marketing since it has been frequently compared to the Lord of the Rings during its promotion.
According to the MacLehose Press, the translated work will come in 12 volumes, covering three books.