Publisher's synopsis

The first part of the internationally awardwinning Dragonkeeper series.

Ancient China, Han Dynasty. A slave girl saves the life of an ageing 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. This beautiful book by award-winning author Carole Wilkinson will enchant every reader.

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  • Book of the Year, Younger Readers Category, The Children’s Book Council of Australia, 2004
  • Winner, Best Young Adult Book, Aurealis Awards, 2003