We’d tell you to strap in, but we’re not sure this dragon has any seatbelts. Pahua, Miv, and Zhong make their long-awaited return in Pahua and the Dragon’s Secret from author Lori M. Lee. The sequel to Pahua and the Soul Stealer, winner of the 2022 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature goes, on sale 9/10/24.
Check out the first plot description and the full breathtaking wraparound cover courtesy of artist Tou Her (@studiotou) below!
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Lori M. Lee’s second Southeast Asian fantasy adventure about a girl who is the reincarnation of the greatest warrior of all time.
A snarky cat spirit, a rivalry between two shamans-in-training, a dangerous dragon encounter, and a stand-off with a thunder god are just a few of the delights and thrills in this sequel to Pahua and the Soul Stealer, winner of the 2022 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature.
Eleven-year-old Hmong girl Pahua Moua recently discovered that she’s the reincarnation of Shee Yee, a renowned warrior. With the help of her friends Miv, a talking cat; and Zhong, a shaman-in-training, Pahua defeated Xov, the god of wrath, destruction, and thunder. Now she has to retrieve some metallic dragon scales to reinforce his weakened prison cell.
Pahua, Zhong, and Miv travel to the Land of Dragons, where they come upon the truth stone, an object that reveals the world as it is. The stone will help them locate the second seal that will bind Xov. However, magic is circular, and if Pahua wants to create something as powerful as a cage for a god, she will have to make an equally powerful sacrifice. . . .