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Children's Fiction Fantasy & Magic

The Silk Road

by (author) Kirsten Marion

Publisher
Common Deer Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2022
Category
Fantasy & Magic, Friendship, Asian, Other, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781988761664
    Publish Date
    Apr 2022
    List Price
    $17.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781988761640
    Publish Date
    Apr 2022
    List Price
    $12.95 USD

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7

Description

Lucy wants an adventure. Dee just wants to find his missing parents. When they chance upon a hidden road and the lord of stone offers them a quest, the opportunity for both arises. All they have to do is befriend a young emperor—which would be a lot easier if he wasn't a royal pain and an angry queen didn't want to destroy him.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Kirsten Marion completed undergraduate studies in English and Classics and a postgraduate degree in psychology, which helps inform the voices and motivations of her characters. After decades spent travelling the world and has lived on three continents, she has a unique mix of experiences to color her imaginary worlds. Lucy & Dee has been percolating for many years now and draws inspiration from stories and her beloved children and grandchildren. Her fans describe her writing as “detailed and vivid,” “creative, innovative” and “bursting with magic and humor” that leave them in “awe of the author's imagination.” The Prairies Book Review raves,“Marion's prose is crisp, and her swift narrative deftly reveals a tapestry of magic and intrigue. The plotting is tight, with plenty of tiny details meticulously rendered, big twists that take readers by surprise, and emotional power drawn from character growth.”She currently lives in Victoria, Canada. Visit Kirsten at kirstenmarion.com, on Instagram @kirstenlmarion, or on twitter @kirsten_marion.

Editorial Reviews

The trio, including a reformed Yidi who grows in compassion and understands that he is the one who must save Sericea, emerge as credible young heroes making difficult moral choices as they seek a safe place to hide out and regroup. The story ultimately leaves readers in suspense about what happens next. An enthralling, fast-paced adventure, hinting of more to come.

Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2022

A rip-roaring fantasy… Not to be missed.

The Prairies Book Review

In Kirsten Marion’s absorbing fantasy novel Lucy and Dee, two friends help a young royal to fulfil his calling, despite obstacles put in place by his cruel stepmother.… an appealing fantasy novel in which two friends go on a wondrous adventure in a magical land.

Foreword Clarion Reviews, February 4, 2022

Lucy and Dee are best friends, even if they do like completely opposite things. As they discover hidden depths within themselves and learn to see the world in a new light, readers will also pick up important lessons about determination, curiosity, and open-mindedness. Best of all, this is a story bursting with magic and humor. Lucy & Dee, The Silk Road is a fun and engrossing read, perfect for middle-grade readers who love a new adventure.

The Children's Book Review, February 8, 2022

Marion launches a striking fantasy series with her debut, introducing resourceful tweens Lucy Banks and Dee Ringrose in an adventure that offers middle grade readers rich emotional reality as the heroes enter a magical world. The Silk Road will engage young readers eager for an exciting quest on the uncertain path to maturity, where hard-won knowledge is a given, and a happily-ever-after is not.

Booklife

Lucy and Dee are best friends, even if they do like completely opposite things...As they discover hidden depths within themselves and learn to see the world in a new light, readers will also pick up important lessons about determination, curiosity, and open-mindedness. Best of all, this is a story bursting with magic and humor. Lucy & Dee, The Silk Road is a fun and engrossing read, perfect for middle-grade readers who love a new adventure.

The Children's Book Review, February 8, 2022

An enthralling, fast-paced adventure, hinting of more to come. The trio, including a reformed Yidi who grows in compassion and understands that he is the one who must save Sericea, emerge as credible young heroes making difficult moral choices as they seek a safe place to hide out and regroup. The story ultimately leaves readers in suspense about what happens next.

Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2022

Imaginative and entertaining, the novel asks readers to discover hidden depths within themselves while learning to see the world in a new light. Un-put-downable.

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