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But with the dragon patrolling the skies above and the strait beneath, the emperor’s forces have no hope of launching a counterattack—until a goddess moves to interfere. Yet neither the clash of armies nor the opposing wills of goddess and dragon can decide ultimate victory or defeat. The fate of the war lies in the blood-deep bonds between the dragon and the boy Han, her jailer and her liberator—and in the prices both will pay for their freedom.
Han flew, behind the dragon’s eyes.
He didn’t ride her, no. His body was somewhere else, below, and she would eat it if she could. Eat him.
As it turned out, though, she couldn’t. She did try. But a little of him, the least little fragment of life that was himself sat somewhere within the enormity, the outrage, the cruelty of scale that was herself—and directed her just a touch, a veer away from what she most wanted, where she meant most harm.
He had willfully cut her chains, and they were still bound together. That didn’t seem fair, even to him. She was enraged past measure to have this puny passenger abiding in her head. Her thoughts were storms, if those were thoughts, if he understood her at all: banked like clouds but dense like solid water, more violent than the typhoon, churning and crashing together, flaring with a vicious light that meant no good to him or his.
She knew where he stood, and what he had done. He had cut her free, and watched her destroy the impertinence of ships on her waters—a whole fleet in shatters now, all their crews drowned or swallowed or clinging helplessly, hopelessly to turbulent wreckage. She had relished that, but he could feel the hint of doubt in her now. Had it really been her choice? Or had he pushed her to it, his little insolent hands in her head, nudging her anger, using her . . . ?
It was all for him now, that anger: a gift, his own. She brought it to him.
He stood on the Forge, at the highest peak of that mountain-tip where it jutted from the strait, with the only people he cared about in the world: love and fear and respect, unequally divided. They all cared about the dragon, necessarily; they all feared her.
All his awareness was with her, in the air. In her mind, in her temper as she soared, as she spied, as she stooped like a hawk, like a queen condescending to pick out the petty ones she would destroy.
As it turned out, though, she couldn’t harm him, or anyone in his shadow.
Not here, not now. Not yet.
Posted March 30, 2014
This book is very sad it tells a true strory and little detales and how little willy felt.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 7, 2013
I hate this ......... wait yeah love and at the end i really hate it is so sad i had to get a new nook color because i cried at the end! You will HATE it : ( . $%$$&##%$&;$6%%*%%+-%5/%5-'37:4-:47'46'$&tfcdshg4&"35&! I really hate this see those those are bad 3$&##@$%$ words!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 26, 2013
Name: Honeykit @ Age: 4 Moons @ Gender: She-Kit @ Rank: Kit @ Mate: None @ Crush: Actually Has One! @ Kits: She Is One... @ Appearance: Pale Brown With White Paws, Amber Eyes, And Small Black Stripes @ Personality: Loyal, Gentle, Shy @ Kin: Stone ((Father)), Claw ((Mother)), Rose ((Sister)), Dove ((Sister)), Beetle ((Brother)) @ History: She Was Formaly Named Honey And Lived With Her Family As A Band Of Rouges. Her Father, Stone, Died During A Fox Attack. Claw Then Gave Dove And Rose To Tribe Cats To Live There. They Were Named Rose That Blooms At Summer And Dove That Rides On Wind. Claw Was About To Give Honey And Beetle To The Tribe Cats, But They Both Ran Away. During That, Beetle Was Hit And Killed By An Monster. Honey Then Saw Twolegs Emerging From The Monster And Took Honey And Beetle To A Place Where Twolegs Get Healed. Beetle Was Already Dead. They Give Honey To A Twoleg Kit, But Honey Escaped During Her Trip In A Monster With The Twoleg Kit. Honey Then Found Jadeclan And Decided To Join, Willing To Change Her Name To Honeykit And Destined To Be A Great Leader Someday. @@@Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 24, 2013
Posted March 24, 2013
Name: Vixenflight! Age: 19 moons. Rank: warrior! Looks: beautiful light bron tabby she-cat with blue eyes. Personality: calm, loyal, funny, caring, fierce, nice. History: im not saying it over! Chain: gold with two diamonds(warrior)! Family: u already know. Duskstar(dad), Darkwhisker(mom), three siblings.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 26, 2013
Name- Ashtalon......Age- 24 moons....... Looks- Black with gold stripes and blue eyes ....... Personality- Kind and loving but fierce and loyal ........ Kin- Falconpaw (Little brother) Redstreak (Mother) Flame (Father) ...... History- Grew up with his father as a loner and was known as Ash then choose to live with his mother and became Ashtalon ........ Mate- Depends ........Crush- Silverlake ........Kits- Wants ........ Other- None ..........................Name-Falconpaw.......Age- 10 moons ........Looks- Black with grey eyes ........Personality- Bouncy and entergetic protective and loyal .......Kin- Ashtalon (Big brother ) Redstreak (Mother) Bearlunge (Father) ........History- Grew up in the clan ..........Mate- None ........Crush- none .......Kits- none........Other-none.........Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 23, 2013
Name: Foxfang Gender: tom Looks: large white with black muzzle and paws and golden eyes. Appearance: strong and fierce Built: adaptable and strong Personality: loyal, polite, fierce, and slightly secretive Mate: none Crush: Swanstar Kits: none Family: Mom- Wingless Dad- Haunting Brothers- Claw, Cold, and Fire Sister- Song/Silversong History: Foxfang's mom met Haunting, an evil cat who was eager to kill. Haunting fell in love with Wingless and forced her to be his mate. She soon gave birth to Fang(Foxfang), Claw, Cold, Fire, and Song(Silversong). Growing up, Fang was often defending his sister. He knew that Haunting was teaching his brothers evil. Wingless taught Fang and Song loyalty, kindness, and love. She also warned them of the evil in the world. Wingless became ill with blackcough. She soon died. Haunting blamed Song for her death. Haunting was about to kill Song one night when Fang launched himself onto his father's back and choked him to death. His brothers ran for their lives when thy discovered that Fang had murdered Haunting.|•|•|•|•| Name: Silversong Gender: she Looks: black with icy blue eyes Appearance: small and weak Built: tiny Personality: sweet, caring, quiet, and shy Mate: none Crush: none Kits: noneWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 23, 2013
Name: Petalkit Age: 5 and 1/2 moons Description: An orange she cat with green flower patterns all over her body she has white eye(blind) History: read her story when it comes out Parents: Ivykeep(mother) Falconswoop(father) Same litter siblings: Freekit(brother) Goldenkit(sister) Older litter siblings: Freedomcross(brother) Falconwish(brother) HopeHeart(sister) Personality: she loves all cats in her clan and her siblings and friends she will love being a med cat Hopeful rank: med cat apprentice Sig:@Petalkit@Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 22, 2013
Name: bluepelt. Gender: tom. Description: handsome tom with greyish blue fur and green eyes. Crush: not telling but i do. Mate: none yet. Kits: would love some kits. History: mother an father left me to die for but i survived.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 22, 2013
Name:Gracekit/paw<br>Age: almost 5 moons<br>Apearance:A silver tabby kitten with white paws,tail tip,and muzzle.Her eyes are green.<br>Personality:Acts daintily but is kind and sweet inside.<br>History:Born in a clan now forgotten,she drank of the river beside the woods while scavenging on the way to JadeClan.<br>-Gracekit or EmWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 7, 2012
Posted March 26, 2011
It's hard to describe this book, second in "Moshui, The Books of Stone and Water" in anything less than superlatives. It's a rare second book (the first being Dragon in Chains) that stands so well on its own. There's no trace of "middle book syndrome," the let-down of a volume that is essentially all development. Jade Man's Skin has its own integrity, gorgeous prose, action that ranges from subtle to gritty to expansive. The ending was so perfect, so satisfying, that if the story ends there (which it does not), I would have been completely satisfied.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 6, 2010
The Dragon in Chains is no longer locked in the Straits of Taishu. Instead she soars in the sky free with an obsession to take her vengeance on those who chained it. However, the beast has not been able to rid itself of her liberator, Han the apprentice scribe who remains telepathically tied to the dragon.
At the same the exiled young Emperor remains alive because of the dragon, but also feels like a bird in a gilded cage as he is trapped in the mountains of Taishu Island by his enemies and the beast. He is changing due to jade exposure that leaves him more powerful, angrier and frustrated as he no longer wants to hide in the mountains. His first step back is taking control of the city of Taishu as the Emperor strikes back. General Ping Wen believes capturing the Jade Throne is his first step to what he should be - Godhood. Besides counting his losses over the years, pirate Captain Li Ton tries to take over the military as the civil war continues unabated. The exiled Emperor's favorite concubine Lady Mei Feng is also in the mix cleverly out maneuvering the ambitious general. However, out of the sea comes the Li-Goddess who comes after the dragon, but collateral damage of people is no concern to her.
The second medieval fantasy captures the essence of Chinese mythology with an even deeper more complicated tale than the Dragon in Chains. The story line is fast-paced with several subplots brewing as various individuals want power; some want godhood power. The point of view changes, but never slows down as the dragon unchained is a strong tale as the conflict expands.
Posted December 10, 2010
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