Written in 14th century China, Romance of the Three Kingdoms can best be described as a historical novel. This week, Danièle is joined by Peter Konieczny to talk about this famous work of warriors, generals and rulers.
Luo Guanzhong is credited with being the author of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and it has been described as 70% history and 30% fiction. It deals with events at end of the Han dynasty, when China is fought over by dozens of warlords and generals, leading to an era known as the Three Kingdoms.
Also, here is some of the actual gameplay from the Koei version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms that Peter spent many, many hours playing:
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Top Image: Lu Bu battles Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei – Romance of the Three Kingdoms illustrations on the Long Corridor / Wikimedia Commons