‘Mark of the Shaolin’ Release Day

Satalyte Publishing is proud to announce the release of ‘Mark of the Shaolin’ by Steven Gilshsenen, the first book in the Tigers of Wulin series, available in both paperback and ebook from all good bookstores, including the Satalyte web shop, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

For all people that purchase the paperback from any of these outlets, and let us know, will go into a draw for a signed bookplate from the Author.  All you need to do is comment on this post, with your order number.  There will be 10 to go away.

This novel will also be at the Satalyte Publishing booth at Supanova Gold Coast (4 – 6April) and Melbourne (11 – 13 April).

‘Mark of the Shaolin’ is a fascinating novel that blends Chinese kung-fu with a story about love and fighting for one’s beliefs. Here are some of the early reviews for ‘Mark of the Shaolin’:

A read worthy of reflection. Taking steps in the footprints of a practicing martial artist and teacher.
Steve captures a simple story and brings out the Characters. In a world of diluted values and
lack of character it was a pleasure to escape into the world of ‘Mark of the Shaolin’.
I look forward to the next journey!
– Christopher Eugene Campbell (Japan Medical Research/Shaolin Medicine)

It really reads like an old Chinese kung-fu epic. Super cool! I love the style, focus of the teachings
and the small details. I also love the Easter Eggs! I knew Lau Wei was doing Xing-I
as soon as he put the spear down!
– Ian McNally, Magui Baguazhang America
You can read an excerpt from the book.  Here is a little bit about the book itself:

Even the great and all-seeing Buddha himself must wonder if
a simple man, born of a warring family, could escape a fate 1,000 years in creation?
Young Zhen Di, the Shaolin Warrior Monk in training,
will test that which the Buddha and fate lay on his Path.

For fans of Kung Fu (Wuxia) action (the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon series and Kung Fu stories of old), The Mark Of The Shaolin, Book One in the Tigers of Wulin series, tells of a young man on his path in the Shaolin Temple to become a legendary Shaolin Warrior Monk. Should Shi Zhen Di survive the ardous training and the final test, the Hall of Wooden Men, where others have failed and paid with their lives, he must chose between the Way of the Shaolin or seek to avenge his family and all they have lost at the hands of a dreaded bandit organization led by his very own elder brother and Master of the Huquan Tiger Fist method, Chen Dao.

Joining Zhen Di on his path of self-discovery is Iron Wu, the Wandering Taoist and master of the Wudang Martial Arts, and Yijun, a young female assassin, as they venture into the Snake’s Den for a final confrontation that will change them all forever.

Martial Artists the world over crave to access the legends and myths surrounding the treasured combat methods of ancient China. Here, within this book, are the legends of Bodhidharma, the originator of Shaolin Kung Fu, Zhang Sanfeng and his inspirational guidnace by the great Xuanwu in creating Taijiquan, and many other stories generations of Martial Artists have been enthralled by told alongside deadly battles, each of various Kung Fu systems explained in fine detail, appealing to dedicated Martial Artists and action fans alike.

Author Bio:

Born in Western Sydney (1976), Steve began learning Martial Arts much like other Aussie kids. It was not until he was 18 years old that he came to see what he had been learning was more “punch-kick-block” and had missed the essence of Martial Arts entirely and dedicated his life to the study of He-Style Taijiquan. Relocating to Japan a decade ago, Steve began teaching He-Style Taijiquan and is now a member of the Wenxian He-Style Taijiquan Society.
For the last 20 years Steve sought out Wuxia (Kung Fu Fiction) in the English language but could find little to satisfy the thirst so began creating his own story of a Shaolin Warrior Monk and a Wudang Taoist Warrior. The Tigers of Wulin Series is the culmination of old legends, talks with Shifu (teachers) and research into the Martial Arts in hopes of not only sharing Wuxia with the English speaking world but also to convey the lessons within these legends.
Currently, by request of the current Head of He Family Taijiquan in China, Steve is also writing the first English language book on this style of Tai Chi covering all aspects (History, Theory, Form and Applications) that will be released by Satalyte Publishing in the near future.

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