Two-time Newbery Honor Award-winning author Laurence Yep thrills young readers with the second book in his epic City Trilogy
From the islands of Hawaii, Scirye and her loyal companions pursue the villainous Mr. Roland and evil dragon Badik all the way to the city of Nova Hafnia in the icy Arctic Circle. With the help of a trader, Prince Tarkhun, and his daughter Roxanna, the companions chase Roland and Badik into the vast and desolate Wastes.
Scirye and her friends are determined to stop Mr. Roland from getting his hands on the second of the Five Lost Treasures of Emperor Yü, which will give him the power to alter the very fabric of the universe. But few who enter the Wastes ever return, and Scirye must call on the spirit of the North for help. As wild and unpredictable as the Arctic itself, will the spirit turn out to be friend or foe?
Laurence Michael Yep (born 1948) is a prolific, award-winning Chinese-American modern author.
Laurence Yep has been fascinated with tales of sibling rivalry from the day he was born. His older brother, Tom, chose his name Laurence – after a saint who died a particularly gruesome death. Laurence has been trying to get even ever since. Laurence Yep now lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife and is one of children's literature's most respected authors.
Laurence Yep's award-winning titles include Newbery Honor Books Dragonwings and Dragon's Gate. He was awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal in 2005 for his contributions to children's literature.
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