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Legendary TV actor Adam Cheng (ZU, WARRIORs FROM THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN) reprises the role that made him famous in this exciting new adaptation of the popular martial arts by Louis Cha (aka Chin Yung)! The rebellious Red Flower Society, led by their charismatic leader Chan Gar-lok (Cheng), attempts to assassinate the Ching Emperor Qian Lung (also played by Cheng), As Chan and his fellow fighters organize to carry out their goal, however, a shocking discovery leads to a fierce showdown an dChan's exile to the western frontier and his acquaintance with the legendary Princess Fragrance (Liu Ying). Together with the nomads, Chan executes a daring return to the capital and an audacious plan to capture Qian Lung once and for all. Filled with spectaclar martial arts action, THE BOOK AND THE SWORD is a rousing tale of honor, patriotism, and brotherly love Edit Translation

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  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 40
  • Aired: Mar 20, 2009 - Apr 10, 2009
  • Original Network: CCTV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 40 users)
  • Ranked: #26894
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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2 people found this review helpful
May 16, 2015
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 4.5

Whenever I watch this one I always come back to the '85 version.

Let me start off by saying.. I don't like this drama.

Story: I love wuxia and the stories and everything but I didn't like this story (even the original) that much. It just wasn't captivating enough. Imo, this was one of the less interesting stories of Jin Yong.

Acting/Cast: Their acting was decent, probably a bit better than the '85 version but the cast aren't attractive like the old ones if I had to be honest.

Music: Eh.

Rewatch Value: I would not rewatch this lol

Overall: Watch it if you're not big on looks and if you don't mind the computer generated effects (too fake imo)

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  • Drama: The Book and the Sword
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 40
  • Aired: Mar 20, 2009 - Apr 10, 2009
  • Original Network: CCTV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 40 users)
  • Ranked: #26894
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 125

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