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Earth to Hell (Journey to Wudang, Book One)

Earth to Hell (Journey to Wudang, Book One)

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by Kylie Chan
     
 

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A fabulous story of gods and demons, shapeshifters and martial arts . . .

It is eight years since Xuan Wu,God of the Northern Heavens,living in Hong Kong as wealthybusinessman John Chen, was exiledfrom the mortal realm. Emma Donahoe and Simone, John's daughter, are facing a new series of threats, while their best fighter, Leo, sits in Hell. They must persuade him

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A fabulous story of gods and demons, shapeshifters and martial arts . . .

It is eight years since Xuan Wu,God of the Northern Heavens,living in Hong Kong as wealthybusinessman John Chen, was exiledfrom the mortal realm. Emma Donahoe and Simone, John's daughter, are facing a new series of threats, while their best fighter, Leo, sits in Hell. They must persuade him to come home . . . but, in Hell, nothing is as it appears.

On Earth, Simon Wong, theDemon King's son, is no longer aroundto trouble them, but his associates have taken over Simon's underworld activities. The otherworldly stones are being targeted and are in danger of their kind being completely destroyed.

It seems that the Demon King is the only one Emma can turn to for help . . .

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Though billed as a series start, this hefty, rambling tome picks up directly where the Dark Heavens trilogy left off, with little time spent on bringing new readers up to speed. Australian Emma Donahoe's adventures among Chinese gods and demons have led her to Hong Kong, where she serves as guardian to Simone, the daughter of weakened Dark Lord Xuan Wu, and manages the Dark Lord's multi-million dollar business. She's also the Regent of the Northern Heavens, tasked with regularly slapping down misbehaving demons of all shapes and sizes. Emma is overwhelmed by her responsibilities, and as Simone comes into her powers and requires training that her father is unable to provide, the two must look to unexpected quarters for help. Chan valiantly tries to combine Chinese legend with the thrill of a fast-paced martial-arts movie, but too many names and not enough context produce a plodding jumble with a lengthy cast of indifferent characters. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062021434
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Series:
Journey to Wudang Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
277,567
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Kylie Chan is the bestselling author of the Dark Heavens and Journey to Wudang trilogies. She married a Hong Kong national in a traditional Chinese wedding ceremony and lived in Hong Kong for many years. She now lives in Queensland, Australia, with her two children.

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Lori_MacInnes More than 1 year ago
This book isn't as brilliant as the previous books in this world, it's just almost as brilliant, which is saying something. Kylie Chan is my new favorite author. Emma is trying to hold it all together now that John's gone, but it's hard. The demons are breaking in where they shouldn't be able to, the rocks are going missing, Simone's been kicked out of school for ditching to kill demons too often, Leo's missing from his condo in hell, and Emma's still having trouble not turning into a snake mother when she's ticked off. Whew. Who wouldn't be overwhelmed? Love the mythology, the characterization, and I'm almost as eager for John to come home as Emma and Simone are. But, can't worry about that too much when the demons are overrunning the worlds. You absolutely won't be disappointed with any of the books in this world. Can't wait for the next one.
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JenLS More than 1 year ago
Slow start to this series.  The Dark Heavens series kept you reading and wanting more.  This one I keep dragging myself back too.  It's still good, but not nearly as good as the first three.  Plus she starts right out with new characters with no explanation of who they are, you're just supposed to follow along I guess.  I bought all 6 of the books, so I sincerely hope the next one is better!
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I enjoyed the reading and await the next follow book.
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