Gold Winner - 2011 IP's Living Now AwardsGold Winner - 2011 eLit AwardsWinner - 2011 USA Best Book Award This epic historical fiction novel opens with a young man named Sardili born of the warrior caste in 507 A.D. Sardili realizes that he would rather seek enlightenment than follow his family's military legacy and sets out on a life-long quest for truth and wisdom. Sardili becomes the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma, known as Da Mo in China. He travels throughout India, brings Buddhism to China, and single handedly establishes the Shaolin Temple as the birthplace of Zen and the Martial Arts. A Sudden Dawn is a refreshing take on the mythical origins of Kung Fu with a good pace, enjoyable interpretation of legendary characters, and wonderfully written adventures during the long journey across Asia.
Goran Powell, 4th dan, GojuRyu Karate. He is author of two martial arts books, a freelance writer in London and recipient of numerous advertising awards. A regular contributor to martial arts magazines, Powell has twice appeared on the cover of Traditional Karate magazine. This is his first novel. Goran Powell resides in London with his wife and three children.