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A Sudden Dawn

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating

IP’s Living Now Awards GOLD WINNER – 2011
eLit Awards GOLD WINNER – 2011
USA Best Book Award WINNER – 2011

This epic historical fiction novel opens with a young man named Sardili born of the warrior caste in 507 A.D. Sardili realizes that he would rather seek enlightenment than follow his family’s military legacy and sets out on a life-long quest for truth and wisdom.
Sardili becomes the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma, known as Da Mo in China. He travels throughout India, brings Buddhism to China, and single handedly establishes the Shaolin Temple as the birthplace of Zen and the Martial Arts.
Sudden Dawn is a refreshing take on the mythical origins of Kung Fu with a good pace, enjoyable interpretation of legendary characters, and wonderfully written adventures during the long journey across Asia.

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1 review for A Sudden Dawn

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    brian.woodland

    An excellent fictional read set against the backdrop of the life of the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma who established the Shaolin Temple in China, the birthplace of Chinese kung fu which spread to Okinawa, and then on to Japan becoming the root of modern karate.

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