The Condor Trilogy
is a trilogy
of three wuxia
fiction novels by Jinyong
. The trilogy began with the decline of Jin Dynasty
and Song Dynasty
and the rise of Mongolian Empire
. The story ended more than a hundred years later with the establishment of Ming dynasty
. The characters in the trilogy played significant roles in the rise and fall of these nations.
Although the English name of the trilogy is "The Condor Trilogy", it is most likely a mistranslation, as the characters in the first two novels are associated with eagles, not condors (the word 鵰 in the Chinese titles implies eagle, not condor).
The books in the trilogy are: