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If you, like me, have always wanted to learn martial arts but haven't found the time, here's some vicarious martial arts in fiction.
Wesley Chu, former Hollywood stuntman, wrote this:
He now has a passenger in his brain – an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Now split into two opposing factions – the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix – the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries. Both sides are searching for a way off-planet, and the Genjix will sacrifice the entire human race, if that’s what it takes.
Meanwhile, Roen is having to train to be the ultimate secret agent. Like that’s going to end up well…
and Cole Gibsen, who practices Tae Kwon Do, wrote these:
Skater girl or supernatural samurai? Rileigh Martin wants to believe that adrenaline gave her the strength to fend off three muggers in the mall parking lot. But adrenaline doesn't explain the voice in her head giving her battle tips and warnings.
While worrying that she's going crazy (always a reputation ruiner), Rileigh gets a visit from Kim, a handsome martial arts instructor, who tells Rileigh she's harboring the spirit of a five-hundred-year-old samurai warrior.
Relentlessly attacked by ninjas, Rileigh has no choice but to master the katana--a deadly Japanese sword that's also the key to her past. As the spirit grows stronger and her feelings for Kim intensify, Rileigh is torn between continuing as the girl she's always been and embracing the warrior inside her.
Praise: "An action-packed page-turner."--Booklist
Senshi Book Trailer from ZFilm Productions on Vimeo.
Have you read any martial arts action lately? Do you kung fu?
p.s. In case you missed it yesterday, Angelica revealed our April Mystery Agent and his DOZEN WINNERS.