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The Sword and The Exquisiteness

Last update: Monday 18 September 2006

book mingjianfengliu

aka: Ming Jian Feng Liu [名剑风流], Meng Gim Fung Lau [名劍風流], Danh Kiếm Phong Luu, Danh Kiem Phong Luu, Renjana Pendekar.

Translated by Athena.

Translation complete.


Written in 1966, this 40-chapter work can be divided into 8 volumes of 5 chapters each. The conclusion was written by Qiao Qi on Gu Long's behalf.


The Sword and the Exquisiteness chronicles the adventures of Yu Peiyu in a martial arts world that is filled with danger and deceit. The leaders of various clans are being killed off and replaced with look-alikes. What is the conspiracy behind this? Yu Peiyu finds out...

Dramatis Personae

Besides being a prolific writer, Gu Long was also known for his ability to populate his works with many colourful characters. Athena provides us with a list of the key personalities in The Sword and the Exquisiteness.

Volume 1

Last update: Friday 02 September 2005

Chapters 1-5.

Volume 2

Last update: Monday 25 July 2005

Chapters 6-10.

Volume 3

Last update: Tuesday 21 June 2005

Chapters 11-15.

Volume 4

Last update: Wednesday 28 September 2005

Chapters 16-20.

Volume 5

Last update: Tuesday 21 June 2005

Chapters 21-25.

Volume 6

Last update: Tuesday 21 June 2005

Chapters 26-30.

Volume 7

Last update: Tuesday 21 June 2005

Chapters 31-35.

Volume 8

Last update: Wednesday 24 August 2005

Chapters 36-40.

Translator's Epilogue

When I first finished the novel in October 2002, I could not deal with the unsatisfying ending written by Qiao Qi. Gu Long and Qiao Qi stopped [the story] when Yu Peiyu walked away when Ji Beiqing died.  I felt unsatisfied and wrote an epilogue -- Athena.