Dragon's Pupils - The Sword Guest (part 1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

When East and West combine…

Half-Chinese, half-Australian, Liz is not interested in her father’s ancient Tao wisdom, or his cryptic tales. She is more concerned with environmental issues—particularly the plan to mine one of Australia’s great landmarks, Wave Rock. Her father’s latest gift, a Chinese calligraphy pen, seems set to take its place in her bottom drawer forever.

Then Wave Rock is blasted open by something more than a mining operation,...

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Dragon's Pupils - The Sword Guest (part 1)

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Overview

When East and West combine…

Half-Chinese, half-Australian, Liz is not interested in her father’s ancient Tao wisdom, or his cryptic tales. She is more concerned with environmental issues—particularly the plan to mine one of Australia’s great landmarks, Wave Rock. Her father’s latest gift, a Chinese calligraphy pen, seems set to take its place in her bottom drawer forever.

Then Wave Rock is blasted open by something more than a mining operation, and Liz finds that she must battle monsters from ancient times as well as creatures from other worlds, all intent on destroying Earth. She must call on all her powers, from both her Eastern heritage and her Western upbringing, to save her world. Her pen becomes her way into a new and magical world, and Liz discovers she has powers—and allies—that she never could have guessed.

An exciting, fast-paced tale that combines the wisdom of ancient tradition with the pace of a Kung Fu movie and brings them to life in contemporary Australia, this exciting tale takes the best of two cultures and blends them to open up a new world of adventure and mystery.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044393745
  • Publisher: Martin Chu Shui
  • Publication date: 3/18/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 69,198
  • Age range: 5 - 13 Years
  • File size: 124 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted July 12, 2011

    It really is educational and fun!

    More geared toward young teens, Dragon's Pupil's is a quick paced tale with magic, adventure and mystery. Liz learning something from her dad's stories was educational and the painted backdrop of beautiful China was a definite attention grabber. However, the characters themselves were not three dimensional. They needed more depth, more emotion in their characteristics. That said, obviously the author has great knowledge about Kung Fu and it shines through in his writing. If you like reading an adventure story, or learning about other cultures, then definitely give this book a whirl. It really is educational and fun!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

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    Not what I expected

    I thought this was going to be a well written, fascinating and indepth urban fantasy, taking place in modern day Australia. Instead, it's an incredibly flat book, with characters that are unrelatable and extremely dull and fake. (the main characters are supposedly 14... for how it reads, they could be 4 years old to 84, and it wouldn't change anything with how they act.). I'm on page 300 of a 591 page book, and only plan on finishing it because I started it. It's still inane and a horrible way to spend my time. Don't both, even if it is free.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Pathetic.

    This book doesnt deserve the star i gave it. The go green mentality i shoved down your throat throughout it, also grmammatical errors. Do not read.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 21, 2011

    Grat book

    Grate book but neebs to be proof wread.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

    The Book

    This book is amazing!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Pretty good

    It was ok but it didnt introduce characters very well

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Loved it

    I always love books like these i highly recomend this book and the next one to any one who reads. Period.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Eh.

    This book is awkward and clumsily written. The style is... strange, to say the least.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2011

    Realy want to read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bet it will be great!

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    BEST BOOK EVER

    Dragons Pupils is the best serios i have ever read but i would also recomend Kane Chronicals.It is the best for people who love mysterys.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Please read

    I love th book. I think you should get it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    Arianna

    Asome get it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Not very good i thin...

    think this couldve been a WAY better book if there was way less details! Also, they couldve introduced the characters. I couldnt tell if they were 2 or 42. It was really random with bird attacks and dogs climbing trees. Not a very well organized book :(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Bug off

    To those who thouht this book was terrible, you're so wrong. This book is great for people who like fast-paced page turners. Anyone who said they didn't like it is horribly incorrect.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2013

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    Action, adventure & Chinese culture

    The Sword Guest was a fun and interesting read. I wasn't sure at first what I thought of this but by the end I enjoyed reading it.

    Liz, her twin brother Henry and their friend Sue are 14 years old. In their spare time they take karate lessons and are concerned with environmental issues. Since they can remember Liz and Henry have been listening to their father's stories about Chinese culture. One day when they are out enjoying a picnic with their families they find out that things are not what they thought. They discover things about their karate teacher, themselves and their culture. As the story goes along Liz leaves Australia for a few days to see what she can find out in China. This all leads up to the dramatic ending. Will they be able to save their families and themselves? I don't want to give anything away so I suggest you read it, I think you'll enjoy it.

    This is geared to a younger reader but I'm in my 30's and I enjoyed it. It was somewhat of a change from what I normally read. This did not have romance which I love in books but it was not needed in this one. There was not a lot of character background or development but the action and adventure kept me happily reading to the end.

    This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Press here now!!!!!

    I just thought of something is this book in the middle of a seires?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

    If i could,i d give this seven stars. It s great for people if they like adventure stories. It s free too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    IHATEITALOTYOUSUCKTOO

    YOU DOOOOO

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