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Gr 3-7-In Han Dynasty China, an enslaved girl with no name is charged with caring for the imperial dragons. After befriending an aging dragon, the girl helps it escape from her brutal master. On the run from imperial troops, spies, and dragon hunters, they must reach the ocean in order for the creature to replenish its powers. Soon, the girl learns she too has powers, but before she can master them, she must discover who she is. Narrator Caroline Lee's melodic voice brings to life the world of ancient China for readers. Her narrative technique works well with the author's pacing and style. Characters are easily distinguished. Although the story is slow to get started, the plot is engaging and full of adventure. The characters are likable and enchanting. VERDICT Perfect for library collections where dragon fantasy books are popular.-Jessica Moody, Olympus Junior High, Holladay, UT © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.