Larger-than-life heroes, epic battles, cunning plots to steal the throne – the fabled history of the Three Kingdom’s era has been told so many ways, it seems like there’s nothing new left – until now. This live-action history tells the tale like it’s never been told before.
The nearly mythical history of the Three Kingdoms era has captivated audiences in print and on stage for centuries. The characters and events feel so familiar, it’s like you were born knowing who they were. But just like any other well-known story, there are sides that the history books won’t show you.
This dramatic history aimed at young adult readers brings you the men and women of the Three Kingdoms era in living color, through “live” interviews and in-depth investigations into their deepest secrets. The book’s three sections – “What the History Books Won’t Tell You”, “Remembering the Old Celebrities”, and “Luo Guanzhong’s Hidden World” – take us through dark corners we’d never find otherwise. Did you know that Cao Pi was an inveterate prankster? Or that the mighty general Zhou Huan came face-to-face with a ghost while on campaign?
Not Your Everyday Three Kingdoms casts away the old tropes, displaying our beloved but oft-stereotyped characters in this new light. In doing so, it accomplishes an amazing feat: It makes them human again.