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The Silk Road

Lucy & Dee



Kirsten Marion

"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.


September 2023

214 Pages | 6 × 9

Middle Grade (11-13)

ISBN 9781988761640



"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." – Foreword 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 completed undergraduate studies in English and Classics and a postgraduate degree in psychology. She spent decades travelling the world and has lived on three continents. This gives her a unique mix of experiences to colour her imaginary worlds. She currently lives in Victoria, Canada.

Visit Kirsten at, on Instagram @kirstenlmarion, or on Twitter @kirsten_marion.

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