When Harley Spark accidentally releases Qing, one of five dragon sisters, from the ancient vase she's been trapped in for centuries, he is soon on a dangerous international mission with Qing to find and free her four sisters.
SHORTLISTED: Davitt Awards 2019
SHORTLISTED: Aurealis Awards 2018
Harley gave a little shiver as he peered at the mysterious girl's message. She'd written: DRAGON KING RETURNS
Harley Spark is just an ordinary thirteen-year-old kid who lives with his mum, Delia.
Rumour has it that his dad, Ray, is an international crime figure with a talent for nicking old, valuable things.
So when Harley finds an antique Chinese vase on the footpath, something compels him to stuff it under his school jumper and run for home. Little does he know he's about to reignite a centuries-old war between two ancient, supernatural families...
Featuring magic, mystery and martial arts, The Relic of the Blue Dragon is the first book in the action-packed Children of the Dragon series.
Rebecca Lim is a writer, illustrator and lawyer based in Melbourne. She is the author of seventeen books, including The Astrologer's Daughter (a Kirkus Best Book of 2015 and Notable Book, CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers), Afterlight and the bestselling Mercy. Shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award, Aurealis Award, INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award and Davitt Award for YA, Rebecca's work has also been longlisted for the Gold Inky Award and the David Gemmell Legend Award. Her novels have been translated into German, French, Turkish, Portuguese and Polish. She is a co-founder, with Ambelin Kwaymullina, of the Voices from the Intersection initiative to support emerging young adult and children's authors, illustrators and publishing professionals who are Indigenous, people of colour, LGBTIQA or living with disability.
Shortlisted Best Children's Crime, Davitt Awards 2019 AU; Shortlisted Best Children's Fiction, Aurealis Awards 2018 AU
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
9 - 12
Children's, Teenage & educational