Introducing ... A Spear of Alarm 惊艳一枪, a story by Wen Rui'an 温瑞安, one of the top 5 wuxia authors of the 20th century. (The others are Jin Yong, Gu Long, Liang Yusheng and Huang Yi).
There was a recent HK TVB adaptation of this story, titled "Strike at Heart", with Joe Ma, Stephen Au, Sunny Chan, Charmaine Sheh, Annie Man and Shek Sau, so I thought I'd do a pilot translation of the real novel for die-hard wuxia fans out there.
Despite the fame of "The Four Renowned Constables" 四大名捕, Wen Rui'an and his works remain relatively unknown in English-speaking wuxia circles. I hope the translation of A Spear of Alarm will help to make Wen better known.
Please do not hesitate to post your comments and feedback here or in this thread (below) about the translation. Thank you!