A Thousand Li: The First Step: Book 1 of A Thousand Li

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Starlit Publishing
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.69 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Tao Wong is a Canadian author based in Toronto who is best known for his System Apocalypse post-apocalyptic LitRPG series and A Thousand Li, a Chinese xianxia fantasy series. His work has been released in audio, paperback, hardcover and ebook formats and translated into German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and other languages. He was shortlisted for the UK Kindle Storyteller award in 2021 for his work, A Thousand Li: the Second Sect.When he's not writing and working, he's practicing martial arts, reading and dreaming up new worlds.Tao became a full-time author in 2019 and is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), and Novelists International.

5* Amazon Review - "I like that the story explains itself as it goes, some cultivation stories just make assumptions that the readers understand their "magic system" and that isn't an issue in this book. I also liked how it sets the tone for the rest of the series. This isn't necessarily an "overpowered" main character, this is a person from the world trying to go further than the people around him.

Go ahead and give it a try! You'll enjoy it." - Cameron C

5* Amazon Review - "Let me just say that I deeply appreciate the protagonist of this story. In creating the character Wu Ying, the author has achieved that sublime balance of the admirable and the relatable. Wu is no Mary Sue. He has no outstanding abilities - no amazing intelligence, no superhuman strength, no riches, and no ridiculously good luck - none of the overpowered special advantages that appear with annoying abundance in the wuxia genre. Wu Ying is also not an idiot (cough, cough, Naruto!). Sorry! I must have taken a stray rasengan to the throat! On the contrary, Wu Ying moves forward through sensible decisions and diligent effort. He's smart enough to recognize the opportunities he encounters, savvy enough to predict some of the accompanying challenges, and brave enough to try anyway. He's a guy trying to do the best he can with what he has, and I admire that. Oh, and his motivation isn't a burning desire for vengeance motivated by a tragic backstory. Nope, he just wants to make life a little better for his parents and survive the unscrupulous scheming of his enemies. Don't we all? I had a lot of fun following Wu Ying's adventures in "A Thousand Li" and look forward to the continuation of this series." - Rain

4* Goodreads review - I found this an excellent book for those who watched movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or Hero, or even House of Flying Daggers and wanted to enter more completely into that world - Jennifer Linsky