Kun Lun: Footprints of a Servant

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This beautiful and deeply moving story of love and friendship, which has the power to reach beyond death, has already changed the lives of thousands of readers.

It begins during the Year of the Tiger in the 16th century China. Two men, the Chinese Emperor's artist, wise Buddhist Master Li Wang and his mute Taoist servant Yu, have lost their families in the greatest earthquake of mankind, which devastated Shaanxi Province of China in 1556. After twenty years of mourning their ...

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Overview

This beautiful and deeply moving story of love and friendship, which has the power to reach beyond death, has already changed the lives of thousands of readers.

It begins during the Year of the Tiger in the 16th century China. Two men, the Chinese Emperor's artist, wise Buddhist Master Li Wang and his mute Taoist servant Yu, have lost their families in the greatest earthquake of mankind, which devastated Shaanxi Province of China in 1556. After twenty years of mourning their loved ones, inspired by Master Li's ominous dream, they set out on a journey across the Himalayas in search of the mystical Mount Kun Lun, where all secrets are unveiled. lovers reunited, and a magical Ray of Light awaits for those who find it.
Kun Lun is an exciting adventure to our inner self with profound Oriental wisdom found in the conversations between the two men, yet it's a tender love story wrapped in fantasy and spiritual fulfillment. The unexpected twists and turns of their story will keep you spellbound all the way to the surprising end.

Appraised by literary critics and fiction book lovers, Kun Lun has sold out wherever it's been published. At the Helsinki Book Fair in 2003, Kun Lun surpassed the sales of Paulo Coelho's best seller "The Alchemist".

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985039103
  • Publisher: Kun Lun LLC
  • Publication date: 6/28/2012
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Liisa Cay is a native of Helsinki, Finland. She studied journalism in Switzerland and at the age of 23, already fluent in five languages, decided to learn Mandarin Chinese. She traveled to Taiwan and lived two years in Taipei with the widow of an army general who had been killed by Mao Tse Tung's army. She also met the renowned scholar and poet Lin Yutang, who introduced her to the fascinating Chinese culture. After two years in Taiwan, Liisa settled in Spain, accepted a job offer as a tour director and, although specializing in the Far East, she traveled the world over for 20 years; She was in Kashmir when the Pakistani president Zia-ul-Haq was killed and war broke out, but managed to flee from the angry crowd, which had murdered her chauffeur, by lying flat on a bus floor with her tourist group. She stood at Tian An Men Square in Beijing, surrounded by half a million students, only days before the shocking photos spread all over the world, but she was able to fly her group to the safety of Hong Kong. During these adventurous years she wrote of her life and travel experiences in a diary, which she is now preparing for publication.
The divorce from a Spanish soccer star and the tragic loss of her first child awakened Liisa to search for spiritual values. She traveled to Calcutta and met Mother Teresa, who helped her find enlightenment in her life. Her interest in Oriental wisdom and art of living found its peak in India, when she met Professor S. Rinpoche, former Prime Minister of Tibetan Government in exile. A beautiful friendship was born between the Tibetan monk and the Finnish tour leader, which lead to major life changes for her. She went on a pilgrimage to Tibet, returned to Finland, and married Jamie Heil, native of USA. Encouraged by her husband and daughter, she decided to fulfill her original dream to write a book, which she titled "Kun Lun". Two months after its publication, it became the publisher's best selling novel at the Helsinki Book Fair, surpassing "The Alchemist" by the best selling author Paulo Coelho. Kun Lun has been translated to several languages and sold out in the countries it's been published.
Liisa Cay is currently working on the second part of "The Kun Lun Trilogy". and donates part of her book's royalties to animal rescue organizations.
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  • Posted October 14, 2012

    STOP RIGHT THERE - DO NOT PASS THIS BOOK BY!

    I was hooked immediately and when I got to the last page, I wanted to start reading it again - right away. The author has a beautiful, very unusual and flowing style, this is REALLY a must read! Each page lifted my spirits more and more while Master Li and Yu traveled across the Himalayas. Both characters are filled with rare, easy-to-grasp wisdom, that I am reading it again and again, once was not enough. The ending just sealed the whole story and totally blew me away. WOW! Kun Lun has left an everlasting imprint in my mind and, dare I say, in my soul too.

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