Dragon Steel

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Harper & Row, 1985 - Dragons - 276 pages
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To free her clan from slavery at underwater forges, the dragon princess Shimmer and her human companion Thorn combat the Dragon King's jealousy and treachery.

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Review: Dragon Steel (Dragon #2)

User Review  - Linnae - Goodreads

The banished dragon, Shimmer, and her companion Thorn return to the underwater dragon kingdom, hoping to be rewarded for capturing a witch. Instead they are thrown into the dungeon. Not only do they ... Read full review

Review: Dragon Steel (Dragon #2)

User Review  - Jess - Goodreads

This whole series was one of my pre-teen 'I don't what to read so I'll just read this again' fallbacks. I can still see the imagery of certain scenes. Great series! Read full review

About the author (1985)

Laurence Yep, born in 1948 in San Francisco, is a well-known writer of fiction for young adults. He has also written and edited several works for adults. Yep was educated at Marquette University and holds a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Yep is Chinese American. He grew up in a black neighborhood in San Francisco, attended school in Chinatown, and later attended a predominately white high school. Much of the subject matter for his work comes out of his experiences trying to establish his own identity as a child and teenager. He writes about the experience of the "outsider" or "alien" and perhaps that is why his first writing was science fiction. Sweetwater, his first novel, was published in 1973 and is a work of science fiction. His second work Dragonwings published in 1975 is widely acclaimed. This is a work of historical fiction that deals with the Chinese American experience of the 1930's when many immigrants came to this country. Yep has gone on to write many other stories about Chinese Americans. He has also written mysteries, two of which have as the main character Mark Twain as a reporter in San Francisco. Yep has written fantasy works such as Shadow Lord and Kind Hearts and Gentle Monsters. Yep has won numerous awards for his work including a Book-of-the-Month-Club Writing Fellowship in 1970, the prestigious Newbery Medal Honor Book, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award several times. In 2014 he made The New York Times Best Seller List with his title Girl of the Year 2014 Book 2. 030

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