The Spirit of the Dragon

The Spirit of the Dragon

by William Andrews
The Spirit of the Dragon

The Spirit of the Dragon

by William Andrews


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From the bestselling author of Daughters of the Dragon comes an epic novel of a star-crossed couple who must defy tradition, war, and prejudice to keep their love alive.

At the urging of a Los Angeles detective, international rights lawyer Anna Carlson assists in a murder investigation. It’s a personal request from Suk-bo Yi, a ninety-nine-year-old woman questioned in a mysterious death at a Koreatown nursing home. A stranger to Anna, Suk-bo has a tale to tell. For reasons of her own, she’s chosen Anna—only Anna—to hear it…

Suk-bo’s story begins in 1937, when the Japanese occupying Korea force her to marry one of their own, named Hisashi. In spite of their differences, they fall madly in love, pitting them against two violently opposing cultures. When Hisashi joins the Japanese Imperial Army and disappears, Suk-bo embarks on a quest through years of war, bigotry, and poverty to find him.

But Suk-bo’s unfolding history reveals more than Anna can imagine: an heirloom comb bearing an intricately carved two-headed dragon binding her to Suk-bo’s past. Soon Anna will discover her own legacy at the heart of Suk-bo’s epic love story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542004657
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

For more than thirty years, William Andrews was a copywriter and a marketing/brand executive with several Fortune 500 companies. For fifteen years, he ran his own advertising agency. At night and on weekends (and sometimes during the workday), William wrote fiction. His novels include The Dirty Truth and The Essential Truth, the latter of which won the Mayhaven Award for Fiction. The Spirit of the Dragon is William’s third novel in his trilogy about Korea, following The Dragon Queen and Daughters of the Dragon. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, an inner-city schoolteacher. For more information, visit

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