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Blood Brothers (Dragon Keeper #4)

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The next instalment in the internationally best-selling and award-winning Dragonkeeper series.

The year is 325. The powerful Han Dynasty is a distant memory and tribes of barbarian soldiers fight over what was once the Empire. It is a dangerous time. Kai is 465 years old – a teenager in dragon years. He is searching for the person predestined to be his dragonkeeper. Kai’s s
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Walker Books Australia
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Shirley Marr
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Let me introduce you to someone very special to me. Her name is Carole Wilkinson, but (funnily enough!) most of you reading this will know her better as Mama of Aussie YA sensation, Lili Wilkinson! I'll say first-up that I am not being paid for this, nor do I even know Carole (or even Lili). I just know them through their work. Okay, I have met Carole once, but all I did was say 'hi", stared at this awesome Chinese brooch s
Apr 20, 2013 Booknut marked it as to-read
'A 'Buddhist novice'...hmm. Is it just me or does this:
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Remind you of this:
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Avatar the Last Airbender...continues!! (lol :))
Why 3 stars? Because it was a slow read. It took awhile to get to the good parts as they say. It felt like the plots are jumping from one topic to another. Not sure whether the next one will be better. But at least, I manage to finish it, better yet I have the inclination to finish it and believe me that is a good thing. Because if a book/story turns me off, sigh...sad to say it will rot there on the shelf forever cause to me there are far more interesting story to be read, why waste time.
What t
My daughter found this 4th book in the Dragon Keeper series and brought it home for me to read. I liked it, but not quite as well as the first three. Set 400 years after the third book, the dragon, Kai, is out looking for his next Dragon Keeper. Kai finds the boy he is looking for, but the boy is not interested. He is a novice in a Buddhist monastery and is working hard at accumulating karma for the benefit of his brother. In spite of his disinterest, the boy is soon involved in the adventures t ...more
Aug 30, 2012 Ernie added it
Recommends it for: young readers aged 11-14
Shelves: young-adult-book
Once again I enjoy Wilkinson’s research and her convincing historical setting which now supports the story of the Buddhist period in which Tao sees a statue of the Buddha for the first time, is appalled by the un-Buddhist behaviour of a charlatan Abbot who wants to build a golden pagoda and get the support of the barbarian leader.
And of course, there are dragons, especially Kai, who at 466 years old is in a petulant, adolescent stage. He has chosen Tao to be his dragon keeper but at first they c
Eva Moore
I don't know why but I expected not to enjoy this book. But then I found myself staying up to read chapter after chapter and had to admit to myself that I was being dumb. This is a pretty good book
Emma Hamilton
I loves this book, although I enjoyed the first 3 more
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Love the story!

I'm so happy that the dragonkeeper series is continuing. It was heartbreaking to see Ping farewell Kai. This new adventure with Tao certainly lifted my spirits with this series. I remember reading dragon keeper in year 5-6. Four years later I still find the new storyling so easy to get back into. I can't wait for the next release. For those who haven't read this you cannot miss this book. A story for all ages I believe.

Renee Currie
Love this series and happy to know the story continues.
In this installment, the emperor and Ping (dragon keeper) are long gone and Kai is a young dragon finding his way in the world. Kai finds a descendant of Ping and together they share many adventures, some good, some bad. Both young and loners, they must learn loyalty, honesty and friendship to survive.
I really enjoyed the earlier books in this series and one of the main characters, Kai the dragon, is now 466 years old. The characters and the plot aren't as fresh, interesting and inovative as in the earlier volumes but I still enjoyed the familiar tone of the writing.
i hope there is more adventures ahead. this story pulled at the heart strings. fantastically written. i couldn't put it down towards the end.
George Ivanoff
Another wonderful Dragonkeeper book. I hope there will be more.
Not as good now that Ping's gone but still pretty good.
Nov 05, 2012 Mpapaz added it
I liked the book but the end was a bit confusing.
This book was amazing!!!!!!!!
It was good, though it was easy...
great book
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Carole was born in England in 1950. Her family moved to Australia when she was 12. She now lives in Melbourne, with her husband John.
Carole didn't start writing until she was nearly 40. Before that, she worked as a laboratory assistant, working with a lot of blood and brains. Once she’d decided to try and become a writer, she went to university. She wrote a lot while she was there including her f
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