The year is 1799 and a woodblock engraved with a mysterious message in an unknown script is unearthed near a Korean temple. A novice monk, Kyetsu, is sent north by the Abbot on a mission to deliver it to the King. With great reluctance, he sets out on a journey north to deliver the message to the King. On the journey, he will receive help in unexpected places. That help comes from a great warrior, a member of a secret society called the White Lotus, who accompanies him and a gang of street urchins. Kyetsu soon finds he will need all the help he can get, as there are powerful forces working against him.
About the Author
Seb Cielens is a South Australian writer and teacher who has immersed himself in Asian culture and history since he was a child. His stories recount the turmoil of life in late imperial Korea and China, weaving hundreds of hours of historical research into vivid and inspiring fictional tales. After training in Chinese, Japanese and Korean martial arts for much of his life, Seb began putting it together with his passion for writing.
Seb holds a Master of Arts in Writing and Literature and a Bachelor of Education. White Lotus is his first novel, with The Golden Drum and Three Thousand Realms coming soon to complete The Tripitaka Chronicles.