The Dragon Warrior
Author: Katie Zhao
Born into San Francisco’s exclusive Jade Society, 12-year-old Faryn Liu longs to become a powerful warrior. But since their father disappeared, Faryn and her brother have been forbidden from training and must hone their skills in secret. When a real life demon crashes the Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown, Faryn helps to defeat it. Could Faryn be the legendary Heaven Breaker, a fabled warrior able to wield a celestial weapon and command an army of dragons? To prove herself, Faryn must find the gods’ hidden island before the Lunar New Year ends. Oh, and if she fails, the whole world could be doomed. Your young readers will be delighted by this magical new tale that draws on Chinese mythology to weave a rich story full of heart, humor, and adventure. Ages 8-12. 343pp.