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Ou Lu Khen and the Beautiful Madwoman

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Known to readers for her magnificent TOMOE GOZEN SAGA, Jessica Amanda Salmonson here turns her talents to the story of a simple man's quest for love.

Lu Khen was in love with the madwoman who lived in the forest. But the Powers had decreed that an ordinary mortal could never marry one blessed with the gift of madness. To win it for himself, Lu Khen set out for the crumbling
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Paperback, 243 pages
Published July 4th 1985 by Ace Books (first published July 1985)
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David
Mar 05, 2013 David rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Beautiful madwomen, little girls and hundred-year-old men on epic fantasy quests
Jessica Amanda Salmonson is in my opinion one of the most underappreciated fantasy authors of the 20th century. She wrote and edited several paperback fantasy novels in the 70s and 80s, but has faded into relative obscurity since, which is a shame. A terrible shame.

My favorite work by her is the Tomoe Gozen trilogy, about the eponymous woman warrior of Samurai legend. Ou Lu Khen and the Beautiful Madwoman is even more obscure, a stand-alone novel about a peasant named Ou Lu Khen who falls in lov
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Feb 24, 2015 Mark rated it really liked it
Over the past year I've been making an effort to find good Asian fantasy books. In doing so I found Jessica Amanda Salmonson and I haven't been disappointed.

This was a great little Asian fantasy book. The plot follows Ou Lu Khen and his quest to become mad so he can be with a mad woman he is in love with. But the book is only 33% about them. It also follows a few other characters connected to Ou Lu Khen by various means.

The book moved along at a good pace. The story was really interesting and
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