Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Sword of Destiny
The Green Destiny. Sword of legend and fable. Ownership of the exquisite blade confers mastery over the martial world — but at a price.
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“. . . a must-read for all fans of the martial arts mythos.”
Whoever owns the sword becomes the target for challengers from across China. Following the events of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragonthe sword was taken into the care of the wise and powerful Duke Te, a prince of the Imperial house. Now Duke Te is dead, and the lure of the Green Destiny is drawing contenders from across the land to fight for its possession.
Snow Vase embarks on a quest for a master to teach her the ways of wushu, warriors who wander the land fighting evil wherever it may be found. Wei-fang, son of a retired government official, seeks to resume the wushu training he abandoned to please his domineering mother. Wushu master Shulien journeys from her mountain hermitage to mourn her friend Duke Te, but the past she thought long buried comes to life again with a vengeance. All three come together and must fight to prevent the Green Destiny from falling into the hands of an evil and powerful man. Their only hope lies with their own formidable skills and a ragtag collection of allies, and Shulien learns there’s more to the next generation of wushu warriors than meets the eye.
In Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Sword of Destiny, Justin Hill creates a stirring tale of adventure and dramatic combat in the colorful world of ancient China. The Sword of Destiny is a must-read for all fans of the martial arts mythos.
Reviewer: Cindy A. Matthews