Tale of the Drunken Sword
A new martial arts fantasy adventure from bestselling author Jeannie Lin
Lu Yan is a hard-drinking, womanizing scholar on a crooked path to enlightenment. When a mysterious woman at a roadside inn warns him of an approaching horde of demons, it's time for Lu Yan to sober up and discover what he's made of. Now if he could only find his sword...
Exciting Martial Arts Fantasy Short
Lu Yan wakens from a drunken stupor just in time to be warned of danger by a beautiful stranger. As he and the woman face the attacking demons, Lu Yan is forced to confront who he has become and much to consider.
I jumped at being able to read an early copy of this short story, curious when author Jeannie Lin called it her first Wuxia story despite having only a vague notion of what that might mean. What I found was an exciting and instantly immersive tale of a swordsman, his sword, and magic that evoked fantasy, folk tale, and myth.
Lu Yan is a bit of a rascal, the lady is intriguing, his sword is missing, and they are vastly outnumbered. A recipe for a highly enjoyable short from Jeannie Lin that I highly recommend (and hope for more).
This review refers to an uncorrected digital copy that I voluntarily received from the author. A positive review was not required and these are only my own honest opinions.