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Tuesday, 08 July 2008 21:55

Flying Eagles in the Ninth Month
(Jiu Yue Ying Fei: 九月鹰飞)

Author: Gu Long
Translator: Fastclock

   

Flying Eagles in the Ninth Month is a wuxia novel written by Gu Long. It is part of the "Flying dagger" series, a series that starts from "Little Li Tanhua" Li XunHoan, and continues with the stories of Ye Kai and Fu HongXue. These closely related novels in the series are:

  1. 多情剑客无情剑 Duo Qing Jian Ke Wu Qing Jian (Sentimental Swordsman, Ruthless Sword) - 1970
  2. 边城浪子 Bian Cheng Lang Zi (Bordertown Wanderer)
  3. 九月鹰飞 Jiu Yue Ying Fei (Flying Eagle in September)
  4. 天涯明月刀 Tian Ya Ming Yue Dao (Midnight, Bright Moon, Saber)

There are a couple more novels that have more vague references to the series, but these 4 are the most relevant one.

Link to the novel

One interesting list that was very important in the "Flying Dagger" series was the weapon spectrum list, which list the Top Weapons of the wuxia fighters.

The top 10 weapon list by Bai XiaoSheng (compiled by Meh@SPCNet).

1. Pipe/stick (Used by "Mysterious Old Man" Old Man Sun)
2. Dragon & Phoenix Rings (Used by ShangGuan JinHong)
3. Little Li’s Flying Dagger (Used by "Little Li Tan Hua" Li XunHuan)
4. Solar Apex Iron Sword (Used by Guo SongYang) : Died in Jin WuMing's hands
5. Marquis Silver Halbred (Used by Lu FengXian)
6. Wind & Rain Twin Meteors (This weapon is never mentioned in the novel, or later novels)
7. Snake Whip (Used by "Divine Whip" XiMen Rou)
8. Golden Steel Staff (Used by "One Sweep Across a Thousand Soldiers" ZhuGe Gang) : Died in Guo SongYang's hands
9. Green Devil Hand (Used by "Green Devil Hand" Yi Ku) : Died in Ah Fei's hands
10. Jade Reed of the Eastern Seas (Used by Priest of the Jade Reed)*

 

Jiu Yue Ying Fei tells the story of Ye Kai, who was introduced earlier in Bian Cheng Lang Zi (timewise in the novel). He was a 'non-formal disciple' of Li XunHoan. His strength was his lightness kungfu and of course, his flying dagger. A little bit different from Li XunHoan which had been nicknamed  'the flying dagger never comes up empty', Ye Kai was more compassionate and ultimately believed that the flying dagger could become 'the saving lifes flying dagger' - more often used to save lives, rather than to kill the enemies.

Enjoy the read.

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