Pearl of the Palace


Xiao Xiao dreams an ominous dream of a terrible creature, the Nian. Half lion, half dragon, half everything, it threatens all she loves.

Book 2 of 2 in the The Dragon Sisters series

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Xiao Xiao and Ming Zhu have been apart a long time, but now the Nian has risen and it won't go easily. The uneasy stand-off between the ships of the barbarian West and Qing China is destroyed as the Nian takes the most precious treasure in Xiao Xiao's life.

Can the dragon sisters overcome this ancient creature, or will war and earthquakes destroy their world?

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The fantasy tales of Xiao Xiao and Ming Zhu, and pearls and dragons.

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About Joyce Chng

Joyce Chng lives in Singapore. Their fiction has appeared in The Apex Book of World SF II, We See A Different Frontier, Cranky Ladies of History, and Accessing The Future. Joyce also co-edited THE SEA IS OURS: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia with Jaymee Goh. Their recent space opera novels deal with wolf clans (Starfang: Rise of the Clan) and vineyards (Water into Wine) respectively.

They also write speculative poetry with recent ones in Rambutan Literary and Uncanny Magazine. Occasionally, they wrangle article editing at Strange Horizons and manages Umbel & Panicle, a poetry journal and ezine about and for plants and botany (which they also founded). Alter-ego J. Damask writes about werewolves in Singapore.

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