Dark Serpent: Celestial Battle: Book One

Dark Serpent: Celestial Battle: Book One

by Kylie Chan
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Dark Serpent: Celestial Battle: Book One 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Dark Serpent is the eighth novel by Australian author, Kylie Chan, and is the first book in the Celestial Battle Trilogy. It follows on immediately from the last book of the Journey to Wudang Trilogy, Heaven to Wudang. Xuan Wu’s Snake is still captive in the Demon King’s grasp, and numerous efforts are made to free it. But then an edict from the Jade Emperor sends John and Emma, along with their Welsh visitors, Brian and Tom O’Breen, to Britain to investigate what is happening in the Western Celestial Plane. Emma finds other descendants of her ancestors, but soon also realises she is not only most unwelcome at Holyhead, but also in great danger. Emma and John discovers Emma’s true nature and how she came to be that way, as well as learning of the plans that the Demon King and his Western counterpart have for the Eastern Celestial Plane. Countless sentient Stones are missing and the Grandmother (Uluru) makes an appearance. The number of times that Emma is captured and freed will just about have the reader’s mind spinning; add to that the number of times John dies and visits Court Ten, and some dizziness is bound to result. Chan is not afraid to kill off characters, including one from the first book of the Dark Heavens Trilogy. This instalment has plenty of Celtic mythology as well as a bit of Greek and Roman input; an interesting take on the Christian religions; fearful new (and sometimes virtually undetectable) variants of demons; input from the Blue Dragon and the Red Phoenix; a celestial version of GPS; pregnancy, miscarriage and hysterectomy; plenty of battles and deaths; and a unicorn-like qilin. This novel is narrated in part by Emma (first person) and part by John (third person), and while Chan states the reader could start with this one, there is virtually no recap, so without having read previous novels in the series, the reader would be quite lost. Chan does include a very handy list of characters at the end, and it is to be hoped this will also be done for the next two books, tentatively titled Demon Child and Black Jade. This one has plenty of action, some humour and a bit of heartache, making it a cracking good read that will have fans eager for the next instalment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Ms. Chan's books but i'm always left with how she describe Leo's features and his character with an unfavorable, negative connotation in his appearance and his being! Is this a bias or prejudicial due to unconcsious biases or conscious? Please do a self assessment and recalibration which will enhanced your character development and elevate your stories all around! You have a diverse following which can be increased!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like Kylie Chan's writing, but I wonder if there are some biases towards minorities. Sure Leo is African American, but she writes about the one black person she knows. Just curious, but that has not stopped me from reading all her books thus far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NAME: Kina Kasui Ataela. Just Kina, thank you very much. <br> GENDER: Female <br> AGE: She doesn't really remember. She assumes that she's about fifteen. <br> APPEARANCE: She has long, silvery hair, which is very loosely tied at the back. Her eyes are a dull gray, and she is of average height. <br> ATTIRE: She usually wears a beige wrap shirt underneath a thin black crop sweater. The right sleeve is torn just below her shoulder, leaving her arm exposed. Said arm is wrapped with a white strip of fabric, giving it a mummyish appearance. Her pants are gray, and she sports a pair of combat boots. <br> PERSONALITY: At first, though polite, she is bit dull and emotionless. But once one talks to her more, they may find that she is a rather rash but outgoing person. <br> OTHER: Just ask--it's not important enough to state here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Misa. Gender: Female. Hair: dark purple, short, and bangs covering her right eye. Eyes: bright blue. Magic: ice. Wears: blue tank top, shorts and sneakers. Age: a teenager. Anything else: ask!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should know what he looks like!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sincerely disappointed it's not worth it and it's very confusing and annoying there is a fourth book?????????????
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i love all of the emma donahoe books. and this is another great addition. i can't wait for the remaining books in the set to see how this all turns out.
shortcircuit More than 1 year ago
this book following in the steps of the other books in series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Riley. Gender: female. Costume: alice from resident evil. Looks: long red hair, tan skin, hazel eyes; wears mostly black clothing and normally carries two swords and a small dagger in her right boot. Personality: stuborn friendly caring and romantic. Other: is single. Family is dead. Anything else? Ask her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tall Russian beauty. 5'11, 107 lbs. 17 years old. Smooth brown hair, bright but cold cerulean eyes. Halloween costume is Artemis.
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