Books by Jeff Stone

PHOENIX by Jeff Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A thrill ride from start to finish for fans of high-speed plank hurdles and scorpion kicks alike. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Kung fu, bicycle racing and an ancient Chinese supersteroid provide the central elements for a spinoff series opener set in the modern era from the creator of the Five Ancestors heptalogy. Read full book review >
THE FIVE ANCESTORS #3: SNAKE by Jeff Stone
ANIMALS
Released: March 14, 2006

"B-grade martial-arts flick—but despite frequent references to past events, it will be more comprehensible to readers of the preceding episodes. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The third volume of a projected seven in Stone's 17th-century kung-fu epic adds even more characters to an already-unwieldy cast but does move the plot forward an inch or so amid much journeying back and forth, continuing revelations about the parentage of the five young monks, violent encounters and astounding feats of martial arts. Read full book review >
THE FIVE ANCESTORS #2 by Jeff Stone
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"Fine fare for fans of lower-budget martial arts films and graphic novels. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The second in a projected set of interwoven kung-fu adventures revisits incidents from the previous episode, Tiger (p. 236), through the eyes of Malao ("Monkey" in Cantonese)—named after both the fighting style in which he's been trained, and his noisy, restless disposition. Read full book review >
THE FIVE ANCESTORS #1: TIGER by Jeff Stone
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2005

"Readers hoping for the wild twists and epic sweep of L.G. Bass's Sign of the Qin (2004) may be disappointed, though, and several plot threads are left a-dangling. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Five young brothers, each master of a different kung fu style, flee the destruction of their hidden monastery in this unpolished but energetic martial-arts series opener. Read full book review >