About the Book
Sara Livingstone’s school trip to the Beijing Palace Museum takes a terrifying turn when an encounter with the ancient Qingming Scroll thrusts her a thousand years into China’s past. With secrets in the shadows and danger around every corner, Sara relies on her wits and her Granny Tang’s stories to survive. As dark forces gather, she must take her place in a cosmic battle and find the courage to face an unworldly ancient magic.
I’m BACK! While I hate when I get blocked on instagram it’s also kind of nice to be forced to take a break every now and then. I get to catch up on all of my reading, play some games, and just all around be a sloth. But I’m super excited to share this book with you today. Because first of all it’s gorgeous and I love the aesthetic of the cover. And second of all it’s just a really amazing book!
I have been a really big fan of asian period pieces for a long time, especially when there are fantasy elements in them, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw this book! And sometimes when I get overly excited like this I’m let down, but this book does not disappoint! It’s such a unique and amazing story and I really enjoyed the contrast between the past and the present. I loved how much of the culture and history was interwoven into this story. That’s just automatically a way to grab my attention.
Finally, all I can say is that I cannot wait to read the next book! I am so excited to see where this story leads and what might come next. And while the characters are a bit younger, they’re still really interesting to read about and this story will appeal to a wide range of people.
About the Author
Originally from Scotland, Scott Lauder has collaborated on a number of EFL graded readers including The Right Thing, A Single Shot, Tiro’s Story, and The Albatross. His latest collaboration, The Jade Dragonball, is the first in a series of a high-adventure novels featuring three chosen ones on a journey across the Silk Road, history, culture, and time.
David Scott Ross has traveled and taught throughout Asia since he first moved there in 1987. He currently teaches in upstate NY, where he lives with his wife and two sons. When David is not writing or teaching, he dreams about becoming a chef, a rock star, maybe an actor, but probably not all at once. At present, he is wrapping up two projects: Pastimes, encounters with a Stone Age people, and Dim, a detective novel.
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*