At the Door of Justice by San Bei Jiu
Summary: Three short stories of Yan Ching who lived in the Song dynasty (AD 960-1279) in China. He lived in a period of turbulence in the ancient dynasty, with the Empire crumbling around him; he was inevitably drawn into the subculture of Wulin.
The shadowy world of Wulin emphasized on the practice of martial arts and the upholding of justice. The followers of Wulin’s philosophies were the stealthy superheroes of the ancient world; they valued their honour and duty above everything else.
The Imperial Authorities were corrupted and weak, it was up to these brave individuals to uphold justice; they became the corrective force to fight the evils that was tormenting the people.
Yan Ching’s various adventures brought him to many exciting places in the kingdom and he experienced the awesome power of martial art. He encountered the unworldly power of extreme martial art experts and also the supernatural power of tribal black magic.