Garden of the Purple Dragon

Book Two in the Dragonkeeper series

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Ancient China, Han Dynasty. Ping thinks she is safe hiding in the shadow of the Tai Shan mountains. Here she struggles to care for Kai, the baby dragon she is responsible for. But even in her remote mountain hideout, Ping's enemies find her. It is Kai they want.

Who can Ping trust? It is impossible to distinguish friend from foe. The easy road beckons. Will they find sanctuary in the Garden of the Purple Dragon? Will Ping embrace her true destiny?

Garden of the Purple Dragon maybe purchased from your local bookshop. It is available in various audio and ebook formats including from Booktopia.


“Wilkinson once again blends fantasy and history to create a rich and absorbing portrait of Chinese life during the Han Dynasty… the prose is as strong and sinuous as a dragon's tail.”

 — Leonie Jordan, Australian Bookseller & Publisher, September 2005

“… an unstoppable read. This is a magnificently written and captivating story.”

 — YARA website

Reader reviews

“Since I finished Garden Of The Purple Dragon, I have tried to read other books but I am finding them boring… I love your books sooooooooooooo much, I just can't bring myself to read anything else! They are all nothing compared to your great books.”

 — Sahira B

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