The Husky and His White Cat Shizun: Erha He Ta De Bai Mao Shizun (Novel) Vol. 01, a historical fantasy epic about a tyrant’s second chance at life and the powerful cultivation teacher he can’t get out of his mind.
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER! Also known as 2ha, the wildly popular danmei / boys’ love novel series from China that inspired a multimedia franchise!
In The Husky and His White Cat Shizun: Erha He Ta De Bai Mao Shizun (Novel) Vol. 01, Cruel tyrant Taxian-jun killed his way to the throne and now reigns as the first ever emperor of the mortal realm. Yet somehow, he is unsatisfied. Left cold and bereft, abandoned by all he held dear, he takes his own life…only to be reborn anew.
Awakening in the body of his younger self—Mo Ran, a disciple of the cultivation sect Sisheng Peak—he discovers the chance to relive his life. This time, he vows to attain the gratification that once eluded him: all who defied him will fall, and never again will they treat him like a dog. His greatest fury is reserved for Chu Wanning, the coldly beautiful and aloofly catlike cultivation teacher who betrayed and thwarted Mo Ran time and again in their last life.
Yet as Mo Ran shamelessly pursues his own goals in this life he thought lost, he begins to wonder if there might be more to his teacher—and his own feelings—than he ever realized.
This Chinese fantasy (xianxia) epic built around the desire between two men (danmei) has been translated into multiple languages and inspired a multimedia franchise in China. The Seven Seas English-language edition will include exclusive, all-new covers and interior illustrations from artist St with a translation by Rynn & Jun.
Rou Bao Bu Chi Rou, also known as “Meatbun Doesn’t Eat Meat,” is a prolific Chinese author of danmei novels who has a passionate global fanbase and novels translated into multiple languages, including The Husky and His White Cat Shizun (The Husky and His White Cat Shizun: Erha He Ta De Bai Mao Shizun (Novel) Vol. 01), Remnants of Filth, and the newest series Case File Compendium.
ENGLISH DEBUT OF UNCENSORED NOVELS: This is the first official English release of the original novel series, including all the romantic and sexual content and bonus chapters censored in some releases.
EXCLUSIVE ART, FAN OUTREACH: Each volume—prose with black and white illustrations and color inserts—will feature translations by prominent translators as well as exclusive cover and interior artwork by a popular artist in danmei fandom.
DELUXE PAPERBACK EDITION: This large-trim prose novel will include 8 to 12 black and white illustrations, 4 color pages, character and term glossaries, and a beautiful cover with French flaps and special effects.
MULTIMEDIA FRANCHISE: This series inspired a comic adaptation, a video game tie-in, and a live-action drama series titled Immortality (Hao Yi Xing) that has completed filming and is currently awaiting release.
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 with global popularity, like Guardian by Priest. Also for fans of Chinese fantasy (xianxia), historical fantasy from China focused on martial artist heroes (wuxia) like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, BL/Boys’ Love (romanticized love between two men) in fiction from around the world, and general fantasy novels.
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