The Charnel Prince, by Gregory J. Kyes; Ballantine Pub Group, 2004. This is the second novel in Keyes's The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone. I enjoyed it despite not having read the first novel.
Shi mian mai fu, also known as House of Flying Daggers; 2004. Directed by Yimou Zhang; writing by Feng Li, Bin Wang, and Yimou Zhang. Vivid.