The next instalment in the internationally best-selling and award-winning Dragonkeeper series.
The year is 325. The powerful Han Dynasty is a distant memory and tribes of barbarian soldiers fight over what was once the Empire. It is a dangerous time. Kai is 465 years old – a teenager in dragon years. He is searching for the person predestined to be his dragonkeeper. Kai’s search has led him to a Buddhist novice named Tao. But Tao is certain he is not the one; he has no interest in caring for a difficult dragon. He believes his path lies in another direction. But Tao must learn to listen to the voice within himself and that no journey ever reveals its true purpose until it is over.
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.
Wilkinson writes with elegant simplicity and her take acquires the force of fable. Its appeal is broad: complex enough for adults yet accessible to younger readers.
Wilkinson’s simple style underpins a depth of characterisation, understanding and moral growth… Kai and the dragons remain awe-inspiring in their beauty, comforting in their wisdom and breath-taking in their ferocity.