Dragon Pearl

Dragon Pearl

To keep the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She’s counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds.

When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumored to have tremendous power. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name.

Min’s quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before, and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery. The outcome may not be what she had hoped, but it has the potential to exceed her wildest dreams.

Title:Dragon Pearl
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781368013352
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About Yoon Ha Lee

Yoon Ha Lee is an American science fiction writer born on January 26, 1979 in Houston, Texas. His first published story, “The Hundredth Question,” appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1999; since then, over two dozen further stories have appeared. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


    Dragon Pearl Reviews

  • Rick Riordan

    A Thousand Dangerous Worlds Min is just your regular teenaged fox spirit, living with her family on the dusty backwater world of Jinju.Oh, sure, like all fox spirits, she can change shape into whateve...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    The cover of this book is sooooo cute!This was a really good middle-grade book!! Happy Reading! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾...

  • megs_bookrack

    Middle Grade Adventure at its BEST!!!This rollicking space opera follows 13-y.o., Min, on her quest to find out what happened to her older brother, Jun.When an investigator shows up at her house, accu...

  • Melanie

    I haven't been this excited for a middle grade novel ever. This sounds like literal perfection.Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch...

  • Bradley

    I read this specifically because it was penned by Yoon Ha Lee. I'm a completionist that way.BUT, I'll be honest, I am not particularly fond of most YA. It tends to be cookie-cutter plots and character...

  • Hannah Greendale

    The lasting prejudice against us annoyed me. Other supernaturals, like dragons and goblins and shamans, could wield their magic openly, and were even praised for it. Dragons used their weather magic ...

  • Nicole N. (A Myriad of Books)

    Space opera based on KOREAN mythology. My people! Someone hold me....

  • Rincey

    Full disclosure: Disney Book Group sent me this book & sponsored my Most Anticipated 2019 SFF Book Releases video, but I legit really enjoyed this book.Watch me discuss this book in my January wrap up...

  • Alexandra Elend Wolf

    2.5 stars “Seems to me, Min, you make your own luck.” I entered this book with so many expectations -why do I keep doing this to myself?- and, oh so hype, the premise seemed really cool and, w...

  • Trish

    My first book by this author and I was confused why he'd need a "Rick Riordan presents" on the cover. I still don't know. But Rick Riordan has character art and more insight on his website so maybe he...