Dragonkeeper (#1)

Author(s): Carole Wilkinson

Children - 9 to 14

Ancient China, Han Dynasty. A slave girl saves the life of an ageing dragon and escapes her brutal master. Pursued by a ruthless dragon hunter, the girl and the dragon make an epic journey across China carrying a mysterious stone that must be protected.

This is the story of a young slave girl who believes she is not worthy of a name but finds within herself the strength and courage to make this perilous journey--and do what must be done.

I’m so pleased I have finally read this. It’s fantastic. Set in China during the Han Dynasty, this is the story of a slave girl and her chance encounter with a dragon. Her journey with Danzi (the dragon) is one of danger and discovery. The girl, who had felt so worthless, finds an inner strength and courage to protect the dragon and becomes the dragonkeeper (a role reserved for very few). This book is beautifully written and rich in texture. This is the beginning of a series and I’m looking forward to reading the second book. - Stella


The books are set in China around a thousand years ago. Ping, a young slave girl, saves a dragon and becomes the keeper of one of the last dragons. It is up to her to protect the dragon from danger and there’s lots of it in the books: an evil necromancer, an Emperor who believes it is his right to have the dragon, and the many other perils. The books have a strong sense of place and adventure. Through the events that occur, important life concepts are explored, such as poverty, equality and justice. - Sarah


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781742032450
  • : Walker Books Australia Pty, Limited
  • : Black Dog Books
  • : 0.394
  • : October 2011
  • : 208mm X 138mm
  • : Australia
  • : May 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Carole Wilkinson
  • : Paperback
  • : 512
  • : en
  • : 823.914
  • : 368