Dragonkeeper book 1
The first part of the internationally awardwinning Dragonkeeper series.
In the time of the Han Dynasty in ancient China, the last remaining dragon is in danger of being killed by the cruel Emperor. A nameless orphan with no past and an uncertain future becomes his unlikely ally. The young orphan soon discovers that it is her destiny to protect the aging dragon and his mysterious purple stone. Chased by an evil dragon hunter and a powerful sorcerer, their adventure is not easy. Each must learn to help and understand the other if they are to survive. To succeed in her task, the young orphan must reach deep within herself to find courage she never knew existed. No longer can she be the timid, shy orphan she once was. She is now the one, true Dragon Keeper.
About the Author
Carole Wilkinson is an award-winning and much loved author of books for children. She has a long-standing fascination with dragons and is interested in the history of everything. Though Carole has written over 30 books, she did not write her first book until she was nearly 40. Before that she had worked as a laboratory assistant and as a film and television writer and editor.
Carole is a meticulous researcher who finds it difficult to stop researching and begin writing. She once searched for weeks to find out whether there were daffodils in Han Dynasty China. Carole is married, has a daughter, and lives in inner-city Melbourne.
An enchanting conclusion to the Dragonkeeper series... ageless appeal. * Judge's Report, Children's Book Council of Australia *
Carole Wilkinson's trilogy is elevated to the rank of epic with its conclusion Dragon Moon... The simplicity of Wilkinson's prose veils sophisticated layers of meaning that linger long after the plot is worked through and the book is set (reluctantly) down... a mystical, action-packed, evocative and engaging story that transcends the narrow limits and readership of the fantasy genre leaving the reader enriched, elevated and enchanted * Bookseller+Publisher *
...witty dialogue, admirable heroine, and tense action, this is good, old-fashioned storytelling. * Magpies *Blending fantasy with fiction, this outstanding series is a continuous inspiring adventure, constructed with subtle philosophical and thought-provoking messages on accountability, strength, courage and compassion. * Buzzwords Magazine *
Just brilliant. * Aussie Reviews *
- 368 pages.
- Great for children aged 8+ years.