Dragon Moon (Dragon Keeper, #3)
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Dragon Moon (Dragon Keeper #3)

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In the time of the Han Dynasty in ancient China, a young orphan prepares for a difficult journey. Ping has grown to become a skilled Dragon Keeper, but her greatest challenge is yet to come. After rescuing the baby dragon, Kai, from the evil Emperor, she brings him to a safe haven near the border of the Empire. Now, as Kai grows into a restless young dragon, Ping faces a t...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 6th 2008 by Disney-Hyperion (first published January 1st 2007)
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I can't say I "really-liked" this one, how I wanted to, so badly yet it did not seem to live up to the same level as the previous books. I absoloutelty loved the previous books and I felt that the series was going somewhere exicting and I was hoping that the ending was going to be a little more - well (dare I say it?) dramatic than this. It's hard to explain but I felt the ending just didn't do the rest of the series justice as they were spectacular and I was recomending them to all my friends a...more
Soon after escaping neck deep in a situation, this one last sequel brings chills up and down the spine. Not only learning that the person who helped them escape from a life or death situation, their savior soon becomes the traitor and hands their butts to the one who was after them from the very beginning. With twists and turns of the story, it is only sad to know that not everything good in life lasts forever.

I thought this book was quite interesting. It captured the essence of adventure as wel...more
Elise P
Dec 23, 2009 Elise P rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Elise by: Nobody
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Lisa Dyer
As a fan of all things Chinese, but not necessarily mythological, this trilogy blew hot and cold for me.

The first book drew me into the adventures of Ping and her dragons Danzi and Kai, the second book did not seem to take the story much further however this, the final book, was thoroughly enjoyable.

I appreciated Carole Wilkinson's research and her dedication to setting the Han dynasty scene realistically. I was particularly interested in the interpretations of the clues to the dragon haven.

At t...more
Shakthi Singh
Response to Dragon moon, by Carole Wilkinson.
This is by far the most sad and deeply and in sighting book I have read in a long time.
The unusual aspect of this book was that the author made the story personal and very captivating to read.

What this book made me realise is that we are very fortunate and that knowingly and unknowingly we may be taking advantage of the things we say to be aspects of everyday life.In this the main protagonist has lost all of her enjoyments of life.
this made me feel...more
Book Elf
Although the story spent mostly on travelling in finding the unknown Dragon Haven, I was inspired and elated at the protagonist's tenacity as a Dragon Keeper. She was young and inexperienced, the odds were always on their way but she never gave up. She persevere in fulfilling her duty to her ward and sticking to her destiny though there were offers of comfort and security in the palace should she chose to stay.

I also liked the conference of Dragons when they reached the haven. Dragons. Wow. Pin...more
The third book in the Dragonkeeper series.
I continue to be impressed by the ability of the author to maintain the integrity of a Chinese Fable type story through each book of her series. In this story, Ping has to prove to wild dragons that she is the true dragon keeper. This takes her on a long and difficult journey to her destiny, but what her true destiny is will not be clear until the very end.
Apr 06, 2008 Jazii rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone ;D
Recommended to Jazii by: ljh
I just loved this book and i want everyone to read it :)
It is a third book in a trilogy so i reccomend u 2 read the first 2 books first.
It is about a girl called Ping, and she lives in ancient china, han dynasty. Ping and the baby dragon are desperately trying to find the dragon Haven so that Pings dragon wont feel lonely anymore. Sounds pretty boring but youve got to read all 3 books ;D they are my favourites ..
This is really, really, really good. It was great, and it tied up a lot of knots. However, I thought the ending was... *bleep* It was horrible! It felt rushed, like the author wanted to end it as soon as possible, and the editor decided to just be lazy and not get her to write a better one. Later, I found out in the Acknowledgements that "there were some tight deadlines," so maybe that's why.
So much more than just another children's fantasy series... I thought that this was a great ending to a wonderful trilogy. Although designed and marketed as a children's book, only the most avid child readers will finish the books because of their long portions of description. That is unfortunate as I think that the trilogy has a lot to teach the reader about finding a purpose, being yourself, perseverance, the difficulty in discerning true friends from others, and how to avoid letting life's ma...more
After stay for at moment on castle Beibei, Ping and Kai decide to continue or their journey. Which follow the clues-map from Danzi (Dragon, is father's Kai).

This time, they face long and dangerous journey. Step by step, Ping was can translated of what Danzi said on those map..and follow it to the final place, Heaven of Dragon. With help ex-Dragon Keeper that was kept Danzi for long time ago, Ping and Kai found that place, was high, is a mountain.
But when they, reached it they just found bones of...more
"Sekarang kau menyesal, setelah terbaring di sini, dalam kegelapan, jauh dari para pelayanmu, dekat dengan maut yang masih siap menjemputmu. Kau tidak akan semenyesal ini setelah nanti kembali ke istanamu!"

Gooooo.... Ping!!!
Puas sekali mendengar (eh membaca maksudnya) Ping mengomeli Kaisar seperti itu. Dan aku merasa kata-kata itu pas sekali. Memang penyesalan selalu datang terlambat. *eh jadi alay jablay gini ripiunya* ;p Kebawa mood-nya Sang Kaisar siihh...
"Aku juga bukannya menawarkan pekerj...more
This book is about a girl named Ping and a dragon named Kai. They are the two main characters in this book. The city they were living in was having a battle. After the city burnt down they went on an adventure to a place called the Dragon Haven. Kai is from Dragon Haven and wanted to return to see the other dragons. They run into a few problems on their way to Dragon Haven. Since Kai is a dragon he attracts a lot of attention. This makes it difficult to travel because he is always getting stopp...more
Category: Books
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Carole Wilkinson

Dragon Moon merupakan buku terakhir dari trilogi Dragon Keeper. Dua buku sebelumnya adalah Dragon Keeper dan Garden Of the Purple Dragon.

Buku yang telah memenangkan beberapa penghargaan ini menceritakan mengenai seorang gadis yang ditakdirkan menjadi pengurus naga. Latar belakang cerita ini diceritakan saat masa pemerintahan dinasti Han.

Bila di buku 1 menceritakan tentang persahabatan Ping dan Danzi sang Naga, dibuku...more
Carole Wilkinson's writing style feels somewhat stilted. Her sentences usually run pretty short and aren't very complex syntactically. This may be because she's writing for a younger target audience, but it couldn't be too young because she certainly isn't afraid to write about gore.
While the sentences don't flow together very well, she knows how to convey ideas and emotions well. The nature of the writing made it hard for me to get into the story at first, but soon enough I was really into it....more
Buffy Greentree
Found this a bit of an anticlimactic ending to the series.
I admit this is a bit nitpicky but:
I found a secret coded map with a code that anyone could have worked out a bit pointless. Surely it should have needed some special dragon knowledge?
Also, the sudden introduction of the five coloured dragon at the end of three books with no foreshadowing is just lazy writing, especially when it's then not explained.
It's kind of sad saying goodbye to this wonderful character. I've learned a lot from Ping. But like her, one door closes and another one opens...life goes on.
I suggest you find the "Lost Letter of Ping". It made me cry. It tied up loose ends before a new story begins. The story of Ping's descendant, the next dragon keeper..."Blood Brothers".
Sol  Gonzalez
Después de varios sucesos, Ping ha comprendido que no hay un lugar seguro para Kai en el mundo del hombre, por lo que deberá llevarlo con los suyos, empleando el mapa encontrado, así como las predicciones del dragón como única guía.

Para ello deberá abandonar por enésima vez el refugio encontrado, despidiéndose de Yangxin y el duque de Yan, quienes son renuentes a que se marche, debido a la abundancia que el dragón ha traído a su reino, sin embargo la desgracia vuelve a alcanzarlos en cuanto el e...more
Les Reynolds
Great conclusion to Ping's story. Enjoyed the introduction of new characters, and the hopeful ending. Felt like this was on par with Garden of the Purple Dragon, not quite as good as the first one though.
Lupita Vidajic
I personally didn't like how this trilogy ended. It was so captivating and rich, the characters and story really got to you. I think this was meant for a greater ending.
Caleb Blake
This was an impressive little trilogy. The reading was simple and clear as you would expect from a young adult story, but the story remained interesting.

In some ways this was a coming of age story for the main character as much as it was an adventurous story about dragons in China. As Ping travels through the empire we see her develop in the role of dragon keeper as she learns about survival, deception, attraction and attachment, loss and finally wisdom.

Meanwhile the plight of the empire's drago...more
The kids and I read this one shortly after we read the book previous to this. It is the third in a trilogy, but we didn't read the first one. My daughter has since read it, and loved it, but I doubt I will. I don't like to "travel back in time." Dragon Moon is full of funny dragon moments, and lots of girl power as Ping a young Chinese girl continues on her mission of keeping her young dragon safe. I also like that it isn't all happy go lucky, Ping has to deal with tough decisions and heartbreak...more
Awesome book. I love it
Sienna K
When I first started to read this trilogy, I felt quite bored. But that was before I got into the real buisness. Ping, a slave girl, accaccompanied first by Danzi, the wise old dragon, then Kai, the young and un-experienced dragon-ing, took me on a adventure throughout China. It is a book of love and frienship, betrayal and sadness, but all together, a brilliantly written book. Carole Wilkinson, you really have a talent for writing amazing books! Recommended for anyone who's eager for adventure!
Erin Sterling
This book is the conclusion to a trilogy (I haven't read the first two) about Ping, a young girl in China during the Han Dynasty, who was recognized to be a dragon keeper after living as a poor peasant her entire life. Ping has to protect the dragon Kai, who she helped raise since he was a baby, and try to find his dragon kind. Sometimes lonely, sometimes hopeful, but always persevering, Ping is strong. Will she be able to let Kai live his own life after protecting him for so long?
Great book. Terrific details on the dragons lives!
Angelic Zaizai
Intinya sih petualangan Ping dan Kai mencari surga naga yang dikasitau ayahnya Kai..
Sepertinya harus melintasi China, sampe lewat tembok Cina, ke daerah pegunungan..
Trus ada cerita setelah Kai ketemu sama naga2 yang lain, Ping dianggap orang luar.. hi hi
Ga tau ini udah selesai belum sih ceritanya..
harusnya sih udah...
Kai udah ketemu tempatnya, Ping juga udah..
It was good. I guess I read this series way out of order (now backwards). I've read this book (book 3) and will read book 2. It made sense though.
Sedih juga akhirnya Ping harus melepaskan Kai, naga asuhannya yang masih bayi itu, tapi mau tidak mau harus dilakukan..biar bagaimanapun juga, naga yang hampir punah harus berkumpul dg sesama naga, agar dapat berkembang biak... hmmm ending yang sedih tapi sekaligus bahagia karena ternyata Kain is not the last dragon yang tinggal di bumi..^^
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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...more
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