Bronze Bird Tower

Tao and Kai's journey has been long and at last they have arrived at the Dragon Haven – but what they find is not the sanctuary Kai has described. Are they unwelcome? Will they be made to leave? It seems they will be forced straight back into the clutches of the murderous nomad leader Jilong, who is intent on vengeance. How can Tao keep Kai safe?


For fans of the series (and aspiring dragonkeepers) read Huan Tao's Regarding Dragons. The definitive guide to dragon anatomy, life cycle, diet and more.

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The bestselling, award-winning fantasy series by Carole Wilkinson.

Published by Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books Australia.




Dragonkeeper Book One

The first part of the internationally award-winning Dragonkeeper series.

Ancient China, Han Dynasty. A slave girl saves the life of an ageing dragon and escapes her brutal master. Pursued by a ruthless dragon hunter, the girl and the dragon begin an epic journey across China. They carry with them a mysterious stone that must be protected. Dragonkeeper is the story of a girl who believes she is not worthy even of a name, but finds within herself the strength and courage to make this perilous journey – and do what must be done.

 


Dragonkeeper Book Two

Garden of the Purple Dragon.

Ancient China, Han Dynasty. Ping thinks she is safe hiding in the shadow of the Tai Shan mountains. Here she struggles to care for Kai, the baby dragon she is responsible for. But even in her remote mountain hideout, Ping's enemies find her. It is Kai they want. Who can Ping trust? It is impossible to distinguish friend from foe. The easy road beckons. Will they find sanctuary in the Garden of the Purple Dragon? Has the time come for Ping to embrace her true destiny?

 


Dragonkeeper Book Three

Dragon Moon.

Ancient China, Han Dynasty. Ping and Kai have travelled far, but their journey is not yet over. Danger stalks them. Ping must find Kai a safe home. But how? When a hidden message from Danzi makes the way clear, Ping knows that once again the journey of a thousand li begins with a single step.

 


Dragonkeeper Book Four

Blood Brothers

The year is 325. The powerful Han Dynasty is a distant memory and tribes of barbarian soldiers fight over what was once the Empire. It is a dangerous time. Kai is a teenager in dragon years. His search for the person destined to be his dragonkeeper has led him to a Buddhist novice named Tao. But Tao is certain he is not the one; he has no interest in caring for a difficult dragon. Tao must listen to the voice within himself and learn that no journey ever reveals its true purpose until it is over.

 


Dragonkeeper Book Five

Shadow Sister

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 - they are pursued by a gang of murderous nomads, tricked by unseen spirits, attacked by a giant seven-headed snake and disoriented in the realms of the dead. Most terrifying of all is the 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.

 

Lost Letter from Ping

A found letter from Ping.

Warning: contains spoilers! - Read after Book 3 Dragon Moon.

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Blood Brothers Crossword

Finished Blood Brothers? Wrap your head around this crossword.

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Kai's recipe book

"Here are some of my most successful recipes that other culinarily adventurous dragons might like to try."

NOT suitable for humans.

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Carole Wilkinson

Carole Wilkinson is an award-winning and much loved author of books for children. She has a long-standing fascination with Dragons and is interested in the history of everything. Though Carole has written over 30 books, she did not write her first book until she was nearly 40. Before that she had worked as a laboratory assistant and as a film and television writer and editor.


"A wonderfully fashioned tale of a young slave girl and an ageing dragon. An enchanting blend of fantasy and history."

Australian Book Review

"Blending fantasy with fiction, this outstanding series is a continuous inspiring adventure, constructed with subtle philosophical and thought-provoking messages on accountability, strength, courage and compassion."

BuzzWords Books

"Wilkinson has given young readers a superb novel that chronicles more than a physical journey. She manages to involve the reader so much that the option of closing the book and doing something else is greatly diminished."

Canberra Times

"In Dragonkeeper Carole Wilkinson transports the reader to a richly evoked ancient China during the Han Dynasty ... in an absorbing, textured, adventure story."

The Age