Dragon Pearl

Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents

Review

Min can’t wait to be old enough to leave her dusty, barren planet and follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Cadets.

She and Jun had planned for years to explore the Thousand Worlds together as fully qualified Space Forces officers, so, when an investigator arrives with news that Jun has gone AWOL in search of the unimaginably powerful dragon pearl, she is instantly suspicious that something bad has happened to him.

Using the fox magic that her mother forbids her to use at home, Min charms her way onto Jun’s ship in the hope of finding answers. Her mission uncovers lies, deception and sabotage, as well as space pirates and vengeful ghosts, but she is determined to stop at nothing, even if it means putting herself in mortal danger.

A multi-layered thriller that successfully and seamlessly integrates the supernatural creatures of Korean mythology. Min is a complex heroine whose personal journey takes her from timid housemaid to bold conqueror via profound self-knowledge and some fantastically imagined space tech.

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