Author: Shawe Ruckus

Category: Children and Middle Grade

Regular price: $6.99

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Deal starts: November 11, 2023

Deal ends: November 11, 2023


Why is the dragon the only fantasy creature in the Chinese zodiac? Maybe it's because dragons aren't a fantasy after all...Moli has never seen a dragon, but she'd imagined one many times. Following the death of her father, a museum curator and historian, her need to escape from the real world has never felt so acute.Travelling from China to London to attend the funeral, Moli takes the opportunity to visit her father's last exhibition, "The Lost Dynasty of Rouran". The trip reveals Moli's connection to an ancient khanate and, unexpectedly, opens the door to another realm. This is just the beginning of an adventure that takes her travelling through time to a world of shamans, rituals, conqueror worms, dragon chariots and even a confrontation with the world's greatest foes.To save humanity, Moli and an unlikely quartet of heroes are sent back in history, but can they outrun a fate worse than death? And where does reality end and magic begin? Enter a world where everything is possible...

What critics and readers have to say

"The mixture of time travel, mythology, SF tropes, and a spirited youngster in the lead makes for a truly wild narrative." – Kirkus Reviews"With a precocious young protagonist navigating immense, sophisticated ideas and feelings, this is a thoughtful story about choosing empathy and hope in a world of grief and intolerance written with eloquent language and Alice-in-Wonderland-like flair." – IndieReader"If you love adventure stories featuring dragons, shamans, talking cats, and other fantastical elements, this will be just up your alley." – Readers' Favorite"Deeply meaningful and with a blend of needed fantasy, the story flows in a wonderful spectrum of events." – Tima, Amazon"A captivating read that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish."– Bethuel Kibet, Amazon"This is an intriguing and action-packed novel. I was entertained as much as I was compelled to think about the faults, failures, and triumphs of humanity." – Josephe-Anne, OnlineBookClub

About the AuthorI'm Shawe Ruckus, a writer of stories that others dare not write, where legendary creatures and cold cases take centre stage. I am also a member of the 'Space Mafia', aka the International Space University, and a former student of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in London, where Agatha Christie learnt how to poison.Sign up for my newsletter to find out about my latest releases and get a free book at