Twelve-year-old Fu and his temple brothers Malao, Seh, Hok, and Long don’t know who their parents were. Raised from infancy by their grandmaster, they think of their temple as their home and their fellow warrior monks—their “temple brothers”—as their family. Then one terrible night, the temple is destroyed. Fu and his brothers are the only survivors. Charged by their grandmaster to uncover the secrets of their past, the five flee into the countryside and go their separate ways. Book #1 follows Fu as he struggles to find out more and prove himself in the process.
A thrilling kung fu epic set in 17th-century China opens with the brutal invasion and destruction of secret Cangzhen Temple, home to 100 master warrior monks. Fearsome, fork-tongued Ying, a vengeful onetime pupil furious with Grandmaster, is responsible. The only ones left alive after Grandmaster is killed are Fu, Malao, Seh, Hok, and Long, five boys with incredible fighting skills, each in the animal kung fu perfectly matching their bodies and behaviors. Before he died, Grandmaster ordered the boys, all orphans, to go on separate journeys and discover their origins before they attempt to seek retribution for their fallen brothers. They must also wrest back the sacred dragon scrolls that Ying has stolen. This story is focused on Fu, whose powerful tiger kung fu leads him on his quest. The first book in the FIVE ANCESTORS series.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction
- Action + Adventure / General, Religious / Other, Sports + Recreation / Martial Arts, General
- 9-12 years
- March 1, 2006
- March 1, 2006
- Jeff Stone