Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Crane,the 4th book in the Five Ancestors series

This past week I read the 4th book in the Five Ancestors Series,Crane.Hok has hidden,disguised as a boy in Canghzen Temple for 9 years.When Canghzen is destroyed Hok flees to Shaolin Temple.When Shaolin is also destroyed Hok is blamed for it.Hok fights general Tsung (Monk) and gets her arm broken.She gets to the Yellow River then,after waiting a long time she is rescued by Charles a Dutch boy who knows Hoks mother.Hok reunites with her mother,Bing(Ice) and her little sister,GongJee(Princess).Hok trains to perform at The Dragon Boat festival.When the festival arrives some of the Resistance also arrives.Hok,Bing,GongJee,Charles and the Bandits (the Resistance) are at the festival attacked by Tonglong and his men.This book is awesome.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Before you read this book by Jeff Stone,Dragon you should finish Mouse otherwise you won't know what the characters are talking about.Long (Dragon) had become Fight Club Grand Champion and the number one enemy of the state.The Emperors personal bodyguard's father, the Western Warlord was killed by Tonglong and now the Emperors personal bodyguard,Xie is the new Western Warlord.The Eastern Warlord is in Tonlongs service and the Emperor is Tonglongs puppet.Every army except the small Resistance and Xie's army is in Tonglongs hands.Long escapes with Xie to meet his brothers and sister,Hok (Crane),Fu (Tiger),Seh (Snake)and last but not least,Malao (Monkey).I hope you like this book I definitely enjoyed it.

Monday, September 27, 2010

This past week I have been reading a book called Mouse,the sixth book in the Five Ancestors series by Jeff Stone (who I met thanks to going to the Blue Marble Book Store).In the Five Ancestors Series the main characters (young kung-fu masters) take on names of animals that signify their kung-fu style.For example:Fu means Tiger in Chinese and Fu uses the Tiger style Kung-Fu.ShaoShu (Mouse) stows away on the enemies boat to help his friends Hok (Crane) and Ying (Dragon).Both of ShaoShu's freinds are young Kung-Fu masters.ShaoShu's friends enemies are the Emperor of China,The General Tonlong (Mantis) and his men including his bodyguard,Lei.ShaoShu had stolen Tonglongs Telescope when he was unluckily caught by Lei's cat,Mao.ShaoShu was first a small thief who could squeeze through small spaces and had a knack for stealing stuff when he tried to steal from two Kung-Fu masters and the world changed for ShaoShu and he was serving Tonglong and caught up in China's affairs. I hope this will give you a good idea of what this book is like.