The Sword

by Da Chen


“Exciting, exotic, and thoughtful.”

“Chen (Wandering Warrior) again mixes martial arts, Chinese lore and light romance with great success… In an unexpected twist, the tale ends with a satisfying look at family honor and the triumph of love.  Atmospheric and exciting.”
Publisher’s Weekly 

About the Book

On the morning of Miu Miu's fifteenth birthday, her mother makes a startling revelation: Miu Miu's fate is to travel to the faraway city of Chang'an, avenge her father's death, and find her true love. But the evil emperor has other plans for her. Defeating him will take all of Miu Miu's courage, wit, and martial arts experience.

Master storyteller Da Chen paints a vivid portrait of his native land in this classic tale of honor, adventure, and romance in ancient China.

About the Author

Da Chen grew up in China and graduated from Columbia University Law School. Brothers, his first work of fiction, made the 2006 best book lists of the Washington PostSan Francisco ChronicleMiami Herald, and Publishers Weekly. His other books include the New York Times bestselling memoir Colors of the MountainSounds of the River; the children’s books Wandering Warrior, The Sword, and China’s Son; and the acclaimed 2012 novel My Last Empress. He lives in California with his wife and two children. 

Other Books


My Last Empress: A Novel

Girl Under A Red Moon