Dragonkeeper (Dragonkeeper, #1)
Publish date: May 1st 2012
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
Series: Dragon Keeper (#1)
I have no aversion to reading children's books, but this one was of the kind that is talking down to children instead of with or at them. A nice enough plot line and a bit of Chinese history, but little else.
The last imperial dragon is being barely cared for by Master Lan, most of the duties fall to his slave girl - Ping - a name we don't find out till later as he doesn't bother using her name and she doesn't know it either it's on a necklace she wears. She rescues the dragon from certain death and the...
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This is the book that changed the way I read. I was maybe eleven or twelve and I loved this book so much that I became obsessed with dragons. Then came the love of all things fantasy.
A charming, easy read. There were occasions where I couldn't quite follow the logic of Ping's enemies and their ability to abruptly show up at inconvenient moments, but I was definitely caught by Ping's development from passive slave to burgeoning strength.
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