I love this book. I thought the 1st book, White Tiger, was ok with alot of potential. The 2nd book, Red Phoenix, locked me in;I had to know what happened next. The 3rd book, Blue Dragon, caught me by surprise from the weight of sadness and beauty. And I began to understand the story in this trilogy as something dark and lovely and epic. As is a main character:John Chen. Also known as: The North Wind, Xuan Wu, God of Dark Martial Arts, The Black Turtle of the North. There is a beautiful semetry to this trilogy.
I had TEARS softly streaming down my cheeks through out this entire book. It is emotional. Joy, devastation, devotion, despair, romance, sentimental, intimate and FUN. It was all there in volume.
I see chinese mythology in a new light...with a new interest. The evolution of one's mind body and soul; moving from one world to the next; worlds and realms of Shen and immortals and demons and Gods...It is all so exciting.