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Warrior (Dragon King Chronicles Series #2)
     

Warrior (Dragon King Chronicles Series #2)

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by Ellen Oh
 

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First an outcast, now a hero.
But her fight rages on.

Kira, the yellow-eyed demon slayer who fiercely protected her kingdom—and the crown prince—has been proclaimed the Dragon Musado of the prophecy. With the help of the first lost treasure, the legendary tidal stone that controls the seas, she defeated the evil shaman.

But it wasn't

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First an outcast, now a hero.
But her fight rages on.

Kira, the yellow-eyed demon slayer who fiercely protected her kingdom—and the crown prince—has been proclaimed the Dragon Musado of the prophecy. With the help of the first lost treasure, the legendary tidal stone that controls the seas, she defeated the evil shaman.

But it wasn't enough.

Hansong is in chaos. The Demon Lord's minions have infiltrated the city, treason is brewing among the military ranks, and Kira is buried by the overwhelming loss of her parents. She's also plagued by the annoying feelings that blossom whenever she's around Jaewon. But she is determined that nothing will stop her from finding the second treasure needed to fulfill the Dragon King's prophecy. Not even the army of half-breed demons hot on her trail. If only she could learn to trust others . . .

Her father always said one person can change the world. Will it be Kira?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
02/01/2014
Gr 9 Up—Warrior continues the saga of Kira, the fierce demon slayer introduced in Prophecy (HarperCollins, 2013)-a fantasy adventure novel set within an alternate history of feudal Korea. In the previous title, the protagonist obtained the legendary tidal stone that controls the seas and defeated the evil shaman who had infiltrated her kingdom. However, she couldn't prevent the deaths of her parents and her uncle, the king of Hansong. Without their leadership, the kingdom is thrown into chaos, and Kira must continue her quest for the two remaining treasures in order to fulfill the Dragon King's prophecy and bring peace to her land. In this installment, the teen attempts to retrieve a legendary jeweled dagger from the clutches of a dragon while continuing to serve as bodyguard to her nephew, the crown prince. The female warrior remains a compellingly rich character who learns to follow her instincts, trust others, and forgive. Her conflicted feelings about the attentions from two very different suitors add an interesting romance plotline, without deterring from the main story. This is an action-packed adventure with a fresh batch of terrifying enemies, surprise attacks, and unexpected allies. Realistic dialogue and an exciting pace make this a page-turner. Warrior is sure to satisfy Prophecy fans and win over new devotees.—Sunnie Lovelace, Wallingford Public Library, CT
Kirkus Reviews
2013-10-09
In the sequel to Prophecy (2013), demon slayer Kira searches for a second ancient treasure to protect her cousin and her homeland. Only days have passed since the Iron Army, led by Kira's uncle, King Eojin, defeated the Yamato invaders and liberated Hansong. Unfortunately, their triumph is short-lived: Assassins murder Eojin at a royal banquet, fracturing the fragile alliance that had united the Seven Kingdoms under one leader. To defend her cousin, Prince Taejo, from those who contest his claim to the throne, Kira embarks on a quest with her most trusted companions to find a jeweled dagger, the second of three magical treasures mentioned in an ancient prophecy. Their action-packed journey provides ample opportunities for Kira to demonstrate her fighting prowess and explore her growing feelings for the handsome, haunted Jaewon. Unfortunately, the brisk pacing doesn't entirely compensate for the stock characters and the weak worldbuilding. It's difficult to understand Kira's strong senses of duty and loyalty when her most important relationships feel perfunctory. Meanwhile, though Oh weaves many details from Korean history and folklore into her story, her inconsistent prose--which veers from contemporary snark to stilted formality--prevents her from establishing a convincing sense of time and place. A run-of-the-mill quest fantasy, despite its uncommon setting. (glossary, map; not seen) (Fantasy. 13-16)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062091123
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Series:
Dragon King Chronicles Series , #2
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile:
HL730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Originally from New York City, Ellen Oh is the founder of We Need Diverse Books and the author of the Prophecy trilogy (Prophecy, Warrior, and King) for young adults. Spirit Hunters is her fourth book and her first for middle grade readers. A former adjunct college instructor and lawyer with an insatiable curiosity for ancient Asian history, Ellen lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and three daughters and has yet to satisfy her quest for a decent bagel. You can visit her online at www.ellenoh.com. 

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Warrior 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Get a life
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kiss your hand post this on three different books then look under your pillow