Dragonkeeper - Carole Wilkinson

“Ancient China, Han Dynasty. A slave girl saves the life of an aging 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 really enjoyed reading this book. It is for younger readers, but the story was enchanting, the characters engaging. It is a beautiful fantasy story set in the epic and exotic backdrop of ancient China. It is about more than just dragons though, it is about courage, value, self-worth, heroism, resilience and the power of good.

Being fantasy, there is some magic in the story, particularly some dark magic used by the villain.

Recommended for Year 7 readers. 4 stars.

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