Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Does anyone know if the series of books on which Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was based are available in English? I have a great appreciation for the film - I think it is the most beautiful film of at least the last decade - nd I would really love to read the novels it was based off of. Yet I have never seen these in bookstores or even heard of them becoming available. Are they available, even in a fan translated form?

And before anyone starts - this is not the venue to discuss Penny Arcade’s artless, vapid attempt to capture the magic of the Crouching Tiger mythos. These guys are not the guys to elaborate upon as emotionally profound a universe as the one represented in the film.

I haven’t seen the novels in English either, and I’ve been looking for a while. This page has a summary of the novels: