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The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water (Hardcover)

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By Zen Cho
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On the surface, this novella is a quick romp with the martial arts heroes of wuxia fantasy through war-torn world. Despite the short length, it's also a deeply touching, thought-provoking story about the families we make, the identities we adopt during crisis, and the choices we make to survive. I loved the sharp banter, the influence of Cho’s Malaysian roots, the LGBT+ themes, and quick pace—I only wish it was longer!

— From Breanna's Recommendations

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A 2021 Locus Award Finalist!

A Lambda Literary Award Finalist


A Book Riot Must-Read Fantasy of 2020

Amazon's Best of 2020 So Far


“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.

About the Author


Zen Cho was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and her short story collection Spirits Abroadwas 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.

Praise For…


"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

“Both hilariously fun and deeply moving, this tale has shenanigans and soul.”—Karen Lord

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250269256
ISBN-10: 1250269253
Publisher: Tordotcom
Publication Date: June 23rd, 2020
Pages: 160
Language: English
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