City of Fire

City of Fire

Book - 2009
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When her older sister dies trying to prevent the theft of one of her people's great treasures, 12-year-old Scirye sets out to avenge her and recover the precious item with the help of Bayang, a dragon disguised as a Pinkerton agent; Leech, a boy with powers he has not yet discovered; and Leech's loyal companion Koko, who has a secret of his own. Original.

McMillan Palgrave

Two-time Newbery Honor Award-winning author Laurence Yep kicks off an action-packed new fantasy trilogy with City on Fire

This thrilling tale takes readers on an unforgettable journey through an alternate version of our world in 1941 -- a world filled with magical beings such as dragons in human form, tiny "lap griffins," reincarnations of legendary Chinese warriors, Japanese folk creatures, and goddesses in disguise.

When her older sister dies trying to prevent the theft of one of her people's great treasures, twelve-year-old Scirye sets out to avenge her and recover the precious item. Helping her are Bayang, a dragon disguised as a Pinkerton agent; Leech, a boy with powers he has not yet discovered; and Leech's loyal companion Koko, who has a secret of his own. All have a grudge against the thieves who stole the treasure: the evil dragon Badik and the mysterious Mr. Roland.

Scirye and her companions pursue the thieves to Houlani, a new Hawaiian island being created by magic. There, they befriend Pele, the volatile and mercurial goddess of volcanoes. But even with Pele on their side, they may not be able to stop Mr. Roland from gaining what he seeks: the Five Lost Treasures of Emperor Yu. Together, the treasures will give him the power to alter the very fabric of the universe.



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Twelve-year-old Scirye and her companions travel to Houlani, a new Hawaiian island created by magic, where they enlist the help of volcano goddess Pele in an attempt to stop an evil dragon and a mysterious man from altering the universe.

Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765358790
9780765319241
0765319241
Branch Call Number: J FICTION YEP...L
Characteristics: 320 pages ; 22 cm
Notes: "A Starscape book."

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vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

Interest level: ages 8-12. The first in a trilogy, this book follows 12-year-old Scirye as she travels to Hawaii and works with the goddess of volcanoes to avenge her older sister’s death. Aided by her friend Leech and a powerful dragon, they work to stop the mysterious Mr. Roland from gaining control of the universe.

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Got almost halfway through and couldn't finish it.

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