Lucy & Dee: The Silk Road
"Oh, cheer up," said Lucy. "It's simple really, we find the Emperor, help him stay alive until he’s ready to take the throne, get the key for changing lead into gold, and then it’s off to find your parents. What could go wrong?"
Lucy wants an adventure. Dee needs money to help him find his missing parents. When a flaming bird leads them to a hidden road, and the lord of stone offers them a quest, the opportunity for both arises. In a land full of magic, dragons, and demons, all they have to do is befriend a young emperor—which would be a lot easier if he wasn't a royal pain and an angry queen didn't want to destroy him.
With the entitled ruler in tow, Lucy and Dee must find a way home with a mysterious feather and a dragon-whisperer (who looks suspiciously like a hedgehog) their only defence against capture . . . or worse.
"An enthralling, fast-paced adventure, hinting of more to come." – Kirkus Reviews
"A fun and engrossing read, perfect for middle-grade readers who love a new adventure." – The Children's Book Review
"Introducing a fantasy world in which there remains much left to discover, Lucy & Dee is an appealing fantasy novel following two friends on a wondrous adventure, during which good and evil clash, leading to memorable lessons about personal responsibility." – Forward Clarion Reviews
"Imaginative and entertaining, the novel asks readers to discover hidden depths within themselves while learning to see the world in a new light. Un-put-downable" – BookView Review
"The Silk Road will engage young readers eager for an exciting quest on the uncertain path to maturity, where hard-won knowledge is a given, and a happily-ever-after is not." – BookLife
"A rip-roaring fantasy… Not to be missed." – The Praries Book Review
"Fantasy lovers will enjoy The Silk Road, an energetic adventure story replete with resilient young heroes who overcome their fears in an imaginative and compelling battle of good over evil." – CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"A satisfying story of growth, understanding, courage, and friendships which also examines danger, embarrassment, disastrous choices and their consequences, and evolving maturity." – D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
About the Author:
Kirsten Marion has always been passionate about books and writing. Her background is in English, Classics, and psychology, and her day job is acquiring and publishing high-quality books for children and teens.
After decades spent travelling the world and living in Russia, Chile, and throughout North America, she has a unique mix of experiences to colour her imaginary worlds. Lucy & Dee has been percolating for many years now and draws inspiration from her travels, her children, and her grandchildren.
About the Illustrator:
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