Skip to main content
Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

Zen Cho

Tordotcom

BUY THE BOOK

A Book Riot Must-Read Fantasy of 2020

“Fantastic, defiant, utterly brilliant.” —Ken Liu


Zen Cho returns with The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, a found family wuxia fantasy that combines the vibrancy of old school martial arts movies with characters drawn from the margins of history.

A bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes downhill from there. Guet Imm, a young votary of the Order of the Pure Moon, joins up with an eclectic group of thieves (whether they like it or not) in order to protect a sacred object, and finds herself in a far more complicated situation than she could have ever imagined.

There was a brief lull in the general chatter when the bandit walked into the coffeehouse.

This was not because of the knife at his hip or his dusty attire, suggestive of a life spent in the jungle. It was not the first time Weng Wah Coffeehouse...

Praise for The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

"Fun and full of adventure."—John Scalzi

“Fantastic, defiant, utterly brilliant.” —Ken Liu

“A fun and sweet wuxia-inspired tale of banditry, faith, and changes both of the world and of the self. By turns hilarious, sharp and heartbreaking, it will keep you turning the pages late at night.” —Aliette de Bodard

Praise for Zen Cho

“Zen Cho unpins the edges of the canvas and throws them wide.” —Naomi Novik

“A sheer delight from beginning to end.” —Samantha Shannon

“Complex and rich.” —Genevieve Cogman

“A winning combination of magic and thrill.” —The Washington Post

-

Reviews from Goodreads

Zen Cho

Zen Cho was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and her short story collection Spirits Abroad was a joint winner of the William L. Crawford Fantasy Award. Her debut novel Sorcerer to the Crown won a British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer and was a Locus Awards finalist for Best First Novel. She lives in the UK.

image of Zen Choo
Jim C. Hines