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In a small village in Henan province, China, a farmer yearns for a son to bring his family power and negate past injustices. When a girl is born instead, he defies destiny and raises his daughter, Li, as a boy, then entreats the monks of the famed Shaolin temple to make Li into a Shaolin warrior. Years of intense physical, mental, and spiritual training hone Li’s skills and talents, but she struggles beneath the weight of the profound secret she harbors. When fate makes her path and a Hollywood magnate’s cross, she embarks on a life-altering series of adventures in America, where her spiritual upbringing and materialist desires clash. Only after traveling a dark and lonely road will she awaken to her true self and purpose. An exploration of family, human frailties, resilience, and redemption, Shaolina will inspire readers to break free from the scripts written for them and embrace life on their own terms.


"Hiding someone’s identity is like hiding the sun behind a hill. At dawn, when its head is low and its light is dim, any hill can hide it. But as it rises and grows, no mountain is large enough to reach its height, nor wide enough to absorb its light. Then, brilliantly it shines, burning the eyes of those who thought otherwise."

“Our only limits are those we set for ourselves. To break down and break free from those illusory limits, we must push ourselves. When we challenge the boundaries of our comfort zone, we expand it. What once seemed extraordinary becomes our new ordinary. When we push ourselves, we explore our human potential. When we push ourselves, we grow. Our breaking point is our making point.”

“He looked up. Even though he was under a canopy of stars, he could only see the darkness between.”

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