Seven Seas Entertainment licensed 3 new danmei (Chinese version of BL) novels: Guardian: Zhen Hun and Stars of Chaos: Sha Po Lang by Priest and Thousand Autumns: Qian Qiu by Meng Xi Shi. All three novels will release the first volume in North America next year; the price will be $19.99 USA / $24.99 CAN and they will available in large-trim, deluxe paperback editions as part of the Seven Seas Danmei label. The ebooks will also be available on digital platforms.
Thousand Autumns: Qian Qiu
Release date: January 2023
Synopsis: The beloved danmei/Boys’ Love wuxia series that inspired the donghua (animated series) streaming in English!
Shen Qiao is a devout Daoist priest who has spent his life honing his skills and spirit, leading his sect with martial talent, beauty beyond measure, and an earnest heart. His polar opposite, Yan Wushi, leads one of the most powerful demonic sects and is said to be unrivaled in his strength and cunning. Yan Wushi believes in the inherently selfish nature of all people—himself included—and that nobody is above committing dark deeds for their own benefit.
When a fight leaves Shen Qiao injured, blind, and with hazy memories, Yan Wushi takes in the defeated sect leader with a dark plan: test the limits of the man’s patience and faith in others to lure him onto the demonic path. Little does he know that he is about to meet the first immovable force of his life, and that two hearts can connect in unexpected ways. With the passing of a thousand autumns, who can stay eternal?
Stars of Chaos: Sha Po Lang
Release date: February 2023
Synopsis: The steampunk danmei/Boys’ Love series set in a world like historical China that inspired multimedia adaptations—written by the blockbuster author behind live-action hits Guardian and Word of Honor!
The discovery of violet gold, a vital fuel for steam-powered machines, propelled Great Liang into an age of prosperity. But for Chang Geng, a young man raised on the impoverished northern frontier, the concerns of the empire are as distant as the stars above.
When raiders from the north attack Chang Geng’s small village, he discovers that the life he knows is a lie. His mother, his teacher…even his beloved godfather, the man he trusted most in the world, are not who they seem. As enemies of the empire circle ever closer, Chang Geng must travel to the heart of the capital—with his godfather at his side—to meet his destiny.
Guardian: Zhen Hun
Release date: May 2023
Synopsis: The modern fantasy danmei/Boys’ Love trilogy about gods, ghosts, and supernatural investigations—inspired the popular live-action drama streaming in English!
Zhao Yunlan is Chief of the Special Investigations Department: a secret group of uniquely skilled individuals who investigate strange happenings in modern-day Dragon City. Although laid-back and cheeky to those who don’t know him, this tenacious and cunning man fits well into his role of the Guardian.
While investigating a mysterious death at a local university, Zhao Yunlan meets Shen Wei, a calm and cold professor who proves as intriguing as the case itself. Something about this reserved man feels strangely familiar. Zhao Yunlan can’t help but notice the intensity of the professor’s gaze, and wonders why their lives begin to intertwine—as if by fate.
Temporary covers for the new danmei novels from Seven Seas are also available:
Source: Press Release
Featured image: Thousand Autumns: Qian Qiu ©Meng Xi Shi
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