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A special edition to celebrate the enduring friendship between Xiao Xiao and Ming Zhu, two princesses from two different worlds.
When Xiao Xiao, a daughter of an Imperial Courtesan, meets Ming Zhu, a dragon princess, daughter of the Dragon King, a friendship is formed. But will Princess Ming Zhu ever return back to her watery kingdom and reconcile with her father, the Dragon King?
The vignettes and recipes will make you nostalgic and very hungry.
Dragon Sisters contains both Xiao Xiao & The Dragon's Pearl and its sequel Ming Zhu & The Pearl That Shines.
Chng's calm, unpretentious prose leaves the reader free to follow the sentences without having to work out the meaning. The eye just slides down the page without a hitch, the words fuelling the imagination without slowing things down with unnecessary over-description. Her characters are matter-of-fact and impulsive and despite being young, are not foolish, and she doesn't patronise the reader. The story moves fast and keeps you interested.
Xiao Xiao and the Dragon Pearl by Joyce Chng has princesses, dragons, swords, assassins and is set in Manchuria during the Qing dynasty period.
The fantasy tales of Xiao Xiao and Ming Zhu, and pearls and dragons.
Book 1 of 2
Enter a world of fantasy and magic and recipes set in Qing China. What happens when Xiao Xiao, a daughter of an Imperial Courtesan, finds a magical green pearl in the hands of her adoptive little sister?
Book 2 of 2
Xiao Xiao dreams an ominous dream of a terrible creature, the Nian. Half lion, half dragon, half everything, it threatens all she loves.
£2.99 Dragon-riding middle grade fantasy tale. More than anything, young Ho Yi wishes to become a Sun Dragon Rider, the courageous human guardians of the magnificent beasts that roam the sky and keep watch over the land.
£2.99 Book 2 of 2 in the The Dragon Sisters series Exciting conclusion to the Dragon Sisters trilogy! Xiao Xiao dreams an ominous dream of a terrible creature, the Nian. Half lion, half dragon, half everything, it threatens all she loves.
£4.99 Dragon-filled adventure for children aged 8-12+ The complete omnibus edition of the Dragon Sisters magical Chinese fantasy series. Includes all three exciting Qing-China inspired tales.
£2.99 Is it possible to chase a town that may not exist? Kate knows what she saw on the satellite footage: the burnt out remains of a town. But she was drunk, the evidence is gone and nobody believes it was ever there.
£2.99 Book 1 of 4 in the Fermi's Progress series Fresh, fun SF with a dark conceit. The Fermi is Earth’s first faster-than-light capable spaceship. It’s also its last. The moment the Fermi's engines engage, it unleashes a shockwave that vaporises entire planets, entire solar systems.
£3.99 NecRomantic...? The family business is raising the dead; Ree has other ambitions. She's going to resurrect the ancient magic of shapeshifting, but might doom her necromantic hometown in the process.
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