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 nothingTao 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...
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Shadow Sister Reviews
The main character of Tao is refreshingly gentle, thoughtful and spiritual. The dragon Kai is a humorous counterpoint to Tao's earnestness. The story is well-written. The first part meanders along, but those familiar with the basics of Tao philosophy will recognise this deliberate pacing in action. But fortunately the story doesn't ever get boring. Rather it is fascinating, particularly in immersing the reader in Chinese history and tradition through characters and action. At times the action becomes truly scary, even gruesome. A very enjoyable story for middle readers, with a sweet heart.
Amazing flowing read. I read and loved the Dragon Keeper Series in primary school and picked up the prequel and sequel later in high school but remembering about the series recently I picked up Shadow Sister from the library and read once more. I loved how I plunged into the same magic world of my younger days and flow created by Carole Wilkinson. Completely recommend
So far the Dragon Keeper Series is my FAVOURITE! The books in the series have so much action and detail that I can picture the whole story in my mind. The fact that the story is about protecting dragons, unlike many other books that contain the quest to kill a dragon makes it unique.
Katharine is a judge for the Aurealis Awards. This entry is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team. To be safe, I won't be recording my thoughts (if I choose to) here until after the AA are over.
Amazing and creepy...
A good ending to the Dragonkeeper series, with a bittersweet note of both finality and uncertainty.
This was a good book. It was interesting and moving and scary all in its respective parts. My one annoyance was that the ending seemed a bit slow.