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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2010

    Dragon Keeper

    The novel Dragon Keeper by Carole Wilkinson, takes place in the Han Dynasty, China. The girl is still a slave for Master Lan who "appears" to be the imperial dragon keeper. She cleans for him cooks his meals and her only friend is a rat by the name of Hua. The girl also has to feed the dragons that Master Lan has to take care of but he says he's "too old." When the girl goes to feed the dragons she finds one howling as if in despair. As she gets closer she finds the other dragon dead. Master Lan is furious. The girl and Master Lan transform the dragon into dragon pickle. When he sends her to get wine the next day they don't have any. He tells her she must steal from the imperial palace. There she gets caught and admits to the dragon pickle but the emperor doesn't know about it. As a result the emperor dies and the girl escapes with the dragon whose name is Danzi. When their at a pond the dragon looks at the necklace on the girls neck and says "ping" the girl finally gets her name. When they encounter the new emperor he appoints ping the imperial dragon keeper. Danzi gets infuriated by this and asks Wang Cao to accompany him and his journey to the ocean with his dragon stone. When the emperor goes to Tai Shan to bless his rule ping comes with him. When their halfway to heaven only the emperor can carry on. Ping sees danzi and Wang cao. Then she sees a glint of something then Wang fall to the ground. you'll have to read it to find out what happens.
    I for one did not enjoy this novel. There are many negatives but there are a few positives to this novel. For one, you could get through it. The book was okay enough that you could get through it and not be like "I hated this novel". Another positive is that the setting is nice with the Han Dynasty. Also, you could say that the action was okay but not that good.
    The negatives for this novel are tremendously high. For one, there's not much action. There's not much action because the books not interesting. The book isn't very interesting because it's about a girl who runs away with a dragon and travels to the ocean. I also don't like the characters. Ping comes across to me as a girl who can't do anything for herself. Danzi comes across as someone who spoils ping. Wang cao comes across as someone who is untrustworthy. The writing style of the author is third person so the author is narrating. Also the writing wasn't very good. I did not understand the novel at all. It's fast-paced and quite hard to follow. The author speaks in both slang and dialect. One example of the slang is when ping keeps saying "when we get to ocean" instead of saying when we get to the ocean.
    I would not recommend this novel at all. This book has hardly any action. It's also so not interesting. The characters come across as horrible and the wring is not clear. This novel is hardly interesting and contains limited characters and all with horrible personalities. Similar books to this novel are: Dragons Fire, Dragons Blood, and Dragon Moon. I would recommend these novels that I have previously and enjoyed immensely,The Harry Potter Series, The Mysterious Benedict Society, and Johnny Tremain.

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