Romance of three kingdoms is a book that tells the tale of what happened during the three kingdoms era in china. It is considered as one of the top 4 classic novels in Chinese literature. The story combines myths and legends with true facts that actually happened. Thus, the book itself is 60% and 40% myths and legends. The book goes in depth into destruction of the han empire and the rise of Shu, Wu, and Wei which became the three kingdoms that fought over control of china. The interesting thing about this tale, is that it talks about over 100 characters in detail and involves countless mini-stories that within it. Each of the characters listed has his own personality and way of thinking thus the book turns into something completely huge and extremely detailed. Despite the book's large size (its divided into 4 parts and has over 2000 pages in total) , the pace keeps going in a good motion without boredom from reading. This is all due to the countless interesting stories and events that happen in the book which causes change of place, theme, and environment. This tale deals with trust, betrayal, romance, friendship, loyalty, bravery, decision making, intelligence, and huge amounts of examples. It portrays a deep study on human behavior and thought through its characters and events.
I strongly recommend reading this epic novel, that really excited me from beginning to end. The novel is truly a masterpiece of myth and history. The combination is so perfect that its really a worthwhile experience. Many people compare Romance of the three kingdoms to the homer's Iliad and Odyssey. ROTK (romance of the three kingdoms) was also adapted into a video game by the name of Dynasty warriors. It gained huge popularity even though the game was criticized for being repetitive. For any readers out there, or Dynasty warriors fans this is a must have novel.
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