Guardian: Zhen Hun (Novel) Vol. 01, the modern fantasy danmei / Boys’ Love trilogy about gods, ghosts, and supernatural investigations!
In Guardian: Zhen Hun (Novel) Vol. 01, Zhao Yunlan heads up a covert division of the Ministry of Public Security that deals with the strange and unusual, blurring the line between the mortal realm and the Netherworld. His cocky, casual attitude conceals both a sharp mind and an arsenal of mystical tools and arcane knowledge.
While investigating a gruesome death at a local university, Zhao Yunlan crosses paths with the reserved Professor Shen Wei. Zhao Yunlan is immediately intrigued by Shen Wei’s good looks and intense gaze, and the attraction between them is immediate and powerful, even as Shen Wei tries to keep his distance. Shen Wei and his secrets are a puzzle Zhao Yunlan feels compelled to solve as mysterious circumstances throw them together, and their connection becomes impossible to deny.
This trilogy of supernatural novels from China built around the desire between two men (danmei) has been translated into multiple languages and inspired the blockbuster live-action series of the same name, penned by hit-maker author Priest (whose works include Stars of Chaos: Sha Po Lang and Faraway Wanderers/Word of Honor). The Seven Seas English-language edition will include exclusive, all-new covers and interior illustrations.
Priest is a bestselling and award-winning Chinese author known for a large body of work, including several popular danmei series. priest’s works have been translated into many languages and adapted into animated shows, audio dramas, comics, and live-action dramas, and include hits Guardian: Zhen Hun, Bandits/Legend of Fei, Faraway Wanderers/Word of Honor, and Stars of Chaos: Sha Po Lang.
POPULAR LIVE-ACTION DRAMA: A live-action drama series based on the novels, titled Guardian, aired in 2018 to huge global success (1.8 billion views in its first few months). It remains available to watch with English subtitles on several online platforms, including Viki and YouTube.
ENGLISH DEBUT OF UNCENSORED NOVELS: This is the first official English release of the original danmei novel series, including all the romantic content often censored in various releases.
EXCLUSIVE ART, FAN OUTREACH: Each volume–prose with black and white illustrations–will feature translations and exclusive cover and interior artwork from passionate and prominent names in Western fandom.
FOR FANS OF: The three MXTX danmei novels–Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, Heaven Official’s Blessing, and The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System–as well as other Chinese danmei franchises that are on the rise thanks to the popularity of MXTX’s works, like The Husky and His White Cat Shizun, other works of author Priest (such as Stars of Chaos: Sha Po Lang and Faraway Wanderers/Word of Honor), and Thousand Autumns. Also for fans of modern urban fantasy/paranormal TV series like Supernatural and X-Files; Chinese fantasy (xianxia); fantasy from China focused on martial artist heroes (wuxia) like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; and Boys’ Love (romanticized love between two men) in fiction from around the world.
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