The Dragons of Heaven

The Dragons of Heaven

by Alyc Helms

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The Dragons of Heaven by Alyc Helms

Street magician Missy Masters inherited more than the usual genetic cocktail from her estranged grandfather. She also got his preternatural control of shadow and his legacy as the vigilante hero, Mr Mystic. Problem is, being a pulp hero takes more than a good fedora and a knack for witty banter, and Missy lacks the one thing Mr Mystic had: experience. Determined to live up to her birthright, Missy journeys to China to seek the aid of Lung Huang, the ancient master who once guided her grandfather.
Lung Huang isn't quite as ancient as Missy expected, and a romantic interlude embroils her in the politics of Lung Huang and his siblings, the nine dragon-guardians of creation. When Lung Di-Lung Huang's brother and mortal enemy-raises a magical barrier that cuts off China from the rest of the world, it falls to the new Mr. Mystic to prove herself by taking down the barrier.
As Missy prepares to confront Lung Di, she faces a tough decision: remain loyal to Lung Huang and see China destroyed, or side with the bad guy and save the world.

File Under: Fantasy [ Sins of the Grandfather / Missy and Master / Geek Fu / Little Trouble in Big China ]

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857664334
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 06/30/2015
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 776,312
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Alyc Helms did her graduate work in anthropology and folklore, which makes her useless for just about anything except writing. She lives and writes in a dilapidated beach bungalow outside of San Francisco, near a horse trail, a troll bridge, and a raptor preserve (hopefully, the veloci- variety). THE DRAGONS OF HEAVEN is her debut novel.

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The Dragons of Heaven 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
The story is good. It's a bit confusing, as the author occasionally drops in proper nouns of places and people without giving any indication of who they are, but a lot of times there's a reason, because the story goes between the past and the present, and the explanation comes in the next chapter. I think re-reading it would make it worthy of 5 stars, but as I was confused on the first pass often, I'm giving 4 for the good story and awesome history
Anonymous 10 months ago
Author assumed many of the places and names of things would be understood by the reader without explanation, therefore, the book didn’t make sense and I lost interest after reading a third of the book.
eirewolf More than 1 year ago
A very fun romp through an alternate reality. The hero/heroine takes on her grandfathers mantel and all hell breaks loose. I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait for the authors next one.