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Old China like you’ve never seen before. Shaolin Burning is an exciting, modern take on kung fu mythology; a fusion of punked-up street culture and Chinese tradition.

When the Shaolin Temple is destroyed by the Emperor’s army, only five monks manage to escape alive. Or so the legend goes.
But few know the story of the sixth, Monk Who Doubts, who turns his back on the Buddhis
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192 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by HarperCollins

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Craig Sisterson
Award-winning Auckland cartoonist Ant Sang has now released his first graphic novel; an exciting, modern take on Chinese traditions and kung fu mythology.

Shaolin Burning tells the twin stories of Deadly Plum Blossom, a feisty young woman rescued at birth, raised by a Shaolin nun, and trained in a new style of kung fu, and a vengeful former monk who’s cut a swath of destruction across China after escaping the razing of the Shaolin Temple. Deadly Plum Blossom is determined to prove herself, and se
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Richard Barnes
This is a cracking graphic novel by New Zealand cartoonist, Ant Sang. I use the term graphic novel; as a rule I prefer to call such things a comic book, disliking the pretensions that Graphic Novel conjures up.

But this IS a graphic novel; far more depth and beauty than most superhero vs villain smash up (and don't get me wrong, they have their place in my heart).

Ant Sang's tale of Deadly Plum Blossom and Monk Who Doubts is loaded with the artfully played-out action one expects from Lone Wolf and
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Qwerty88
Stunning artwork, beautiful story.
Robin
Kung Fu is not my usual interest, but this comic on kung fu mythology held my interest the whole book. Fascinating with fantastic illustrations.
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Ant Sang, who lives and works in New Zealand, is an award-winning cartoonist. He is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel Shaolin Burning, and the celebrated comic book series, The Dharma Punks. He was one of the original creatives on the successful bro’Town animated television series and has illustrated numerous children's books.
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