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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781742741123
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

Voyages Of The Flying Dragon 1: Quillblade




Philip Pullman meets Michael Scott in this thrilling ride aboard a stolen airship on a quest to save the world!

Philip Pullman meets Michael Scott in this thrilling ride aboard a stolen airship on a quest to save the world! Twin brother and sister, Lenis and Missy, are slaves aboard the powerful airship the Hiryu - but when the airship is stolen on its maiden voyage, they find themselves working for a captain whose noble quest seems to make no sense. Relentlessly pursued by the Emperor's own airships, they fly over the perilous Wasteland, where corrupted Demons lie in wait. When Lenis dreams of Apsilla, the Blue Dragon of the East, the captain decides to help the twins find Apsilla's daughter. The survival of the last Totem may be their only hope - but will they find Apsilla's egg in time, or will their enemies find them first?

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781742741123
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

Ben Chandler

Ben Chandler lives mostly in worlds of his own creation but occasionally misses real stuff and has to return home. At the moment, that means Adelaide, a city where he currently has far too many jobs, one of which involves teaching English Literature and Creative Writing at Flinders University. For the past eight years, Ben has been studying Fantasy, and he thinks it's the coolest thing ever that someone gave him a doctorate for doing it. He loves heroes, villains, graphic novels, and video games, and he thinks you can learn more from watching cartoons than you can from the news. Like all fantasy writers, Ben has a cat. His cat is named Loki. It's possible Loki is the reincarnation of the God of Mischief, but Ben hopes this is just a flight of his fancy.

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Praise for Voyages Of The Flying Dragon 1: Quillblade

Excitement plus is the fashion in this book! Following the trails and tribulations of two very talented 13-year-old twins, this new offering from local author Ben Chandler is high fantasy with a dash of what feels like steam punk and good healthy dose of traditional Japanese ideals … A stirring read with high adventure and lots of fun for everyone!

Kate Rockstrom, www.readings.com.au

I recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy, adventure and drama.

Christine, student review, littlebookroom.ning.com/

Ben Chandler has singlehandedly rewritten how I think of steampunk. With the use of small mammals in place of coal, a mixture of East meets West for fashions, and an almost Middle Eastern flavour to the demons, you'll be swept up in just how unique Ben's world building is … If you decide to join me on this adventure, hold on tightly. With Lenis and his Bestia, Aeris, powering the ship we're in for a hair raising ride. All Aboard!

Belinda, http://www.burnbright.com.au/

A steampunk story involving quests and high adventure, this story will please the many fantasy fans in middle years … An absorbing, entrancing read.

Fran Knight, Magpies

Looking for something exciting and complex for your teen to read? Something you might also enjoy yourself? Quillblade is just the thing ... Imaginatively inspired by Anime, Japanese culture, and world myth and history, the story tumbles head-long into a mysterious and thrilling plot set in a world that is obviously wide and deep, full of endless possibilities for more story ... Full of great ideas that are familiar but never cliche, Quillblade is a top read.

Carissa Thorp, Aurealis Xpress

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