In the history of Korean novels, Dragon Raja is classified as a unique work. As showcased by the first-ever Korean novel, The Story of Hong Gil-dong, readers can easily find Korean authors who use their imagination to create a world of reality and fantasy filled with exotic adventures and characters brandishing words and magical powers. Traditionally, friendship, love, struggle etc. with imaginary creatures such as Dokkaebi(Korea hobgoblins), Golden Pig, and the Dragon King of the Sea have been infused into a rich repertoire in Korean novels. Lee Young-do, who wrote Dragon Raja, departed from this tradition and adopted the fantasy genre largely created by J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings to pursue his own style, resulting in a thrilling and truly new novel for Korean literary circles.



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