The Glint of the Luopan
Urban Fantasy – Out now!
Lai Fang, a Chinese native living in New York, is working to recover her lost memory and find her father. Along the way, she finds herself in the arms of the mysterious Suresh who supports her search in unconventional ways.
Guided by a Luopan, scattered remnants of recollections, technology, and a little magic, Lai Fang desperately clings to what she hopes will be the path to her truth. However, what if the truth lies far beyond the scope of human comprehension? What is the truth to begin with?
The Glint of the Luopan weaves a mesmerizing web of a world that begins as a dream and unfolds in a journey for family, hope, and love.
Press Release about “The Glint of the Luopan”
An Urban Fantasy novel for lovers of Asia and the paranormal: The Glint of the Luopan
Today, Sally Feng, writer and China expert, releases her Urban Fantasy novel “The Glint of the Luopan” which aims to give a deeper insight into Chinese culture. It tells the story of Lai Fang, a Chinese immigrant living in New York who has lost her memory and is now looking for her father. Along the way, she rediscovers her native language and stumbles upon a secret society in China that claims to have found an effective solution for overpopulation.
“I was looking for a way to give people insights about Chinese culture and entertain them at the same time,” Sally Feng says. “China has received a lot of bad press in recent years. Over 60 percent of people say that they’re skeptical about China. I want to show them what a wonderful ancient and rich culture it has. Daoism, for example, plays a major role in the novel, the whole magical system is oriented towards it.
Sally Feng has studied Sinology and works as a Chinese translator and editor. “Chinese is, of course, a complex language. It seems to completely defy our usual understanding of how a language works”, the author says. “And that is why for me, it is also connected with the fantastic, the supernatural. It is linked to a second strong interest of mine: the paranormal.” Accordingly, the protagonist of the novel is also a UFO believer, and she encounters remote viewers, tulpas, and a strange ethereal substance called Jindan on her journey.
“It’s a quirky mix of Avatar (the series), X-Files, and Twin Peaks, with some similarities to R.F. Kuang’s Babel”, Sally Feng laughs. ” A fantasy story in an Asian setting.”
The novel is available primarily via Amazon at the following link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BKY2KQ15/. If you would like to contact the author, the easiest way to do so is via her Instagram profile @sally_feng_writer. (Twitter: @sallyfengwriter)