About This Book:
In the internationally renowned Chinese classic novel Journey to the West, Monkey is the most memorable character. Magically born out of a rock, he is a master of shape=shifting and full of tricks and ideas. His talents are greatly appreciated by Buddha, who appoints him as the protector and disciple of Xuanzang, a Chinese monk determined to travel to India in search of the precious Buddhist Scriptures. Throughout their journey, Monkey helps Xuanzang defeat numerous monsters and demons who are convinced that a bite of the monk's flesh can enable them to live forever.
Now, in Niu Huang's fantasy series I am Monkey, a modern Chinese teenager studies magic and becomes a disciple of Monkey. The "monsters" and "demons" encountered by he and his mates in today's Beijing are a mixture of imagined and real obstacles that are unique to Chinese culture.
For example, in the second episode "Reigning Supreme" (which is closely related to the first episode "Yu Yin the Child"), it is up to Monkey and a group of teenagers to save the world. This is the most fierce challenge Monkey has ever faced since Journey to the West. Not only does he have to rescue Buddha from below a frozen continent, but there are also thousands of nuclear warheads to deal with, before both the immortal and mundane worlds are destroyed. Can he do it?
I Am Monkey (2): Reigning Supreme is a fast-paced, funny story full of twists and turns. If you enjoy Journey to the West, then you cannot miss the second episode of this modern adaption of the Chinese classic novel.