The next instalment in the internationally bestselling and award-winning Dragonkeeper series.
Tao is learning to be a dragonkeeper. With no one to teach him it is not easy. He must keep Kai safe but there is danger at every turn – a gang of murderous nomads, a giant seven-headed snake and, most terrifying of all, a ghost who can turn blood into ice. Tao knows he must prove he is truly worthy of the name dragonkeeper. But the road west is never straight and nothing for Tao and Kai is what it seems.
Shadow Sister is the fifth novel in the internationally bestselling and award-winning Dragonkeeper series from Australian author Carole Wilkinson. This gripping junior fiction fantasy is the perfect read for secondary school age children. Continue the story with the other books in the series: Dragonkeeper (Book 1), Garden of the Purple Dragon (Book 2), Dragon Moon (Book 3) and Blood Brothers (Book 4). Carole can be found online at: www.carolewilkinson.com.au
Praise for the Dragonkeeper series
“Wilkinson writes with elegant simplicity and her tale acquires the force of fable. Its appeal is broad: complex enough for adults yet accessible to younger readers.” — The Saturday Age
“Wilkinson’s simple style underpins a depth of characterisation, understanding and moral growth as Tao, Kai and Pema grow into their destinies amid a highly visualised setting and well-delineated social structure. Kai and the dragons remain awe-inspiring in their beauty, comforting in their wisdom and breath-taking in their ferocity.” — Scholastic magazine
“... entrancing, beautifully written story ... a wonderfully satisfying and unexpected climax.” — Adelaide Advertiser
“An enchanting blend of fantasy and history.” — The Age
“A journey ... is the essence of this outstanding novel ...It is a story that informs as it delights and leaves the reader with a yearning to know more.” — The Children’s Book Council of Australia, Judges’ Report
“... an ambitious novel, marrying ancient Chinese history and culture with magic and fantasy ... the sights, smells and tastes of this fantastic ancient China are fully realised.” — Australian Bookseller and Publisher
“... a superb novel ...” — Canberra Times
“Enchanting and fascinating ... something worth celebrating.” — Kate Fewster, Viewpoint
“... proof that the fantasy genre is still working its magic.” — Jodie Minus, The Weekend Australian