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The Innkeeper
December 27th, 2006, 12:13 AM

The first chapter of my soon to be published (15 April, 2007) Chinese heroic fantasy novel - Dream of the Dragon Pool - A Daoist Quest - is now available on the homepage of my website www.thedragongateinn.com (http://thedragongateinn.com) in a pfd format.


December 27th, 2006, 08:50 AM
Ooh, nice job with Chapter 1. Be sure to remind us when it is available for purchase. I want to pick up a copy. If you've got any ARC's lying around you might send a PM to Rob and see if he wants to do a review.

December 27th, 2006, 09:42 AM
There's a Hellboy novel coming out next year called The Dragon Pool. That is likely to be a Chinese mythology story then?

The Innkeeper
December 27th, 2006, 10:38 AM

Thanks. I'm new so sorry to have to ask, but who is Rob and yes we can send an ARC (we'll have them next month). Where should I send it? We'd love to have a review.


Dream of the Dragon Pool is a medieval Chinese historical fantasy - drop into my website and all will be revealed!

Thanks for your interest!:)

December 27th, 2006, 12:14 PM
Rob B is one of the moderators here, who also does many of the reviews and also has a blog. Here's the link to his blog: http://www.blogorob.blogspot.com/

The Innkeeper
December 27th, 2006, 12:34 PM

Thanks. I'll get in touch.

Also, the publisher told me that he will do pre-pub orders with a 20% off on the $18 retail cost. I will post all the details on my website today or tomorrow.:)

December 27th, 2006, 03:32 PM
off your website (hope you don't mind) -

3. To use my four decades of China study to fully introduce this great Chinese-style heroic fiction genre to Western audiences.
i'm hooked. i'm one of those readers who appreciates more than anything else, the research the author puts into their writing. especially in historical epics, i just melt when the story fits into cultures and myths that really existed.

i read your bio, and now i'm double hooked. do you have a link to the publishers website?

is this a stand alone novel, or the beginning of a series/saga?

The Innkeeper
December 27th, 2006, 07:00 PM
Hi Redhead,

Thanks for all the kind words.

Publisher's website is www.pleasureboatstudio.com reference to my book is on his "upcoming" page.

As for "stand alone" with my protagonist Li Bo, that depends on the readers response.

And for more than that, let's say, if you've read my blogs, you'll see I'm totally in love with the Tang dynasty - I haven't left it for 40 years and have no intention of doing so as long as my fingers can dance over the keyboard.:D

Rocket Sheep
December 27th, 2006, 09:13 PM
I'm reading "Dragonkeeper" at the moment. Won lots of awards downunder. Lots of authentic chinese details... radio interviews with the author about her chinese experiences.

And a friend got a grant to take her family to China on a study trip for a novel proposal. Haven't seen that book yet, altho getting it published wasn't a requirement for the grant and she just got an award for a shorter book.

And we have our own Kevin with his Japanese historical fantasies.

There is something about an Asian historical-based fantasy that is more realistic than your average European based fantasy... or is that just me because I'm not a wide epic fantasy reader? I've probably not hit the good stuff.

(Is this thread closed for blatant promotioneering by a new member or can we carry on discussing Asian fantasies in general? Maybe in a new thread? They seem hot property at the moment.)

Rob B
December 27th, 2006, 09:53 PM
The thread was closed due to the promotional nature of the initial post. It is a SFFWorld policy to disallow topics/posts of such a promotional nature, as we do get many of these types of posts daily - we do have to treat them all equally.

Asian/Oriental fantasies are quite interesting, in our fantasy forum, folks may want to check out these topics:
Oriental fantasy (http://www.sffworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14705)
Lain Hearn's Across the Nightingale Floor - WOW!! (http://www.sffworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7339)
Oriental flavoured? (http://www.sffworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4784)