Void Storm: Unbound
or generations, the ancient demon Void Storm has terrorized the Southlands.
All Luo Sanniang has ever wanted was to wear nice dresses, have children, and marry the aristocrat Shi Jinyu. But when the only person who could’ve ended Void Storm’s reign, her brother, is murdered on her wedding night, she vows revenge against the masked fiend.
Sanniang defies tradition by secretly training in Valiant Crane style, a martial art suitable for women with bound feet. Near the end of her family’s mourning period, the outlaw Xiang Su swears allegiance to Sanniang, bringing her evidence of the conspiracy responsible for her brother’s death — and Void Storm’s mask. In order to truly use what Su has brought her, Sanniang has to find a way to unbind her feet, learn Su’s outlaw ways, and become the thing she hates most — Void Storm.
When Sanniang dons the mask, its full powers reveal her as the true Void Storm. While at Jinyu’s estate, she learns of her betrothed’s involvement in the conspiracy. Sanniang burns her wedding dress before setting off to re-form Void Storm’s gang. As Sanniang and Su’s unlikely association grows into deeper friendship, they must unify their multi-ethnic band of outlaws and prevent chaos from consuming Guangzhou.
I am a Korean-American writer born in Hawaii, the great melting pot of Asian culture. My stories and poetry have been published in journals such as The River Poet, The Spiderweb Salon ‘zine, and A Small, Good Magazine. I am the vice president of the Denton Writers’ Critique group and have been a member of the DFW Writers’ Group.
VOID STORM: UNBOUND is a YA fantasy novel, or more aptly a Chinese wuxia written for an American audience. Popularized in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, wuxia is a genre of high-flying martial arts, romance, chivalry, and adventure. The novel is complete at 82,000 words and would appeal to fans of Batman, anime such as Naruto, the “Tales of the Otori” series by Lian Hearn, and “Grave Mercy” by Robin LaFevers