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Dragonkeeper (Dragonkeeper Trilogy) [Kindle Edition]

Carole Wilkinson
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'The most captivating children’s book I’ve seen so far this year,' Amanda Craig, The Times Ping is a slave in a little-used royal palace on the edge of the Emperor’s kingdom. Her tyrannic master is a cruel drunk who neglects his duties as Imperial Dragonkeeper and under his watch the Emperor’s dragons have dwindled from a magnificent dozen to a miserable two. When one dragon dies, only the ancient and wise Long Danzi remains. His fate seems sealed – until Ping comes to his rescue in a moment of startling bravery that reveals her destiny as a Dragonkeeper. Pursued by the Emperor’s forces and an evil dragon hunter, Ping, Danzi, and a rat called Hua, set off on a remarkable journey across the kingdom. Bound for the Ocean, they carry a mesmerising, beautiful dragon stone that must be protected at any cost. Surviving dangers of all kinds – a shape-shifting necromancer, and a ritual sacrifice among them – the trio finally arrive at Ocean, Danzi’s final place of rest. But as her dragon-friend leaves Ping forever, the dragon stone reveals its spectacular secret…

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Ping is a slave in a little-used royal palace on the edge of the Emperor’s kingdom. Her tyrannic master is a cruel drunk who neglects his duties as Imperial Dragonkeeper and under his watch the Emperor’s dragons have dwindled from a magnificent dozen to a miserable two. When one dragon dies, only the ancient and wise Long Danzi remains. His fate seems sealed – until Ping comes to his rescue in a moment of startling bravery that reveals her destiny as a Dragonkeeper. Pursued by the Emperor’s forces and an evil dragon hunter, Ping, Danzi, and a rat called Hua, set off on a remarkable journey across the kingdom. Bound for the Ocean, they carry a mesmerising, beautiful dragon stone that must be protected at any cost. Surviving dangers of all kinds – a shape-shifting necromancer, and a ritual sacrifice among them – the trio finally arrive at Ocean, Danzi’s final place of rest. But as her dragon-friend leaves Ping forever, the dragon stone reveals its spectacular secret…

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 791 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0330441094
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; 1 edition (13 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0050NJMR4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #124,812 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars really charming dragon adventure 3 Mar 2006
By A. Craig HALL OF FAME
Format:Hardcover
Despite Mulan's Mooshu, Chinese dragons seem a bit too dignified for the kind of stuff you want from a dragon, ie, flying, breathing flames and the odd potion. Dragon Keeper may well change all that. Ping, its heroine, is a slave girl in charge of feeding two wretched Imperial Dragons. Kept in filthy captivity, half-starved and forgotten, they are the last of their kind. Soon after one of the pair dies, Ping hears the emperor sell his dragons to a dragon-hunter and, moved by her own desperation to survive as much as by compassion, they escape together.

What follows is the most captivating children's book I've seen so far this year. As Ping and the stubborn, mysterious dragon escape from the evil Diao, by flying, walking and sailing down the Yangstze River, they form a bond which changes them both. At all costs, the "stone" Ping found in the corner of the dragons' prison must be saved, for reasons that become obvious, but the dragon Danzi also teaches her wisdom - and how to count. The greed of the dragon hunter, who wants it only to sell its valuable organs could well stand for the ravages currently being wreaked on China's landscape; its heart-rending sufferings and patience in adversity bring out the best in Ping so that, having begun with only a rat for company she ends up entrusted with the most precious thing in the world. On the way to escaping to the Ocean, and the Isle of the Blest, they have many adventures but it is the spiritual journey which is most touching.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dragonkeeper 31 Dec 2009
Format:Paperback
This was an excellent read. I was hooked from the first page to the last. Thank goodness for Amazon and that I could order all the books for this story as I picked up the second one as soon as I had finished the first and then the third as soon as the second was finished. Don't be ashamed just because you are an adult to be seen reading this book............... enjoy the magic of a good tale.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good books for all ages 30 Dec 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The titles appealed to me because they had the magic word Dragon in them. In the reviews another older person had read and enjoyed them through her grandchild, this encouraged me.
I bought these for me and loved them, and I know I will read over and over.
The poor little slave girl overcomes her adversity, saves her Dragon. Meets the Emperor, who isnt much older than her.
As every good heroine, she creates chaos, but with help gets through.
These are a set of books for all ages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 30 Dec 2012
By Heather
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A wonderful fantasy book. I would recomend it to any fan of books about dragons and such like. My only critasisam is that the rest of the books are not in the kindle store?
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