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The Peaks (Dragon's Pupils #2) by Martin Chu Shui

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Powerful and invincible they ride across vast desert landscapes, hunting and slaying vampires under the cover of night. Jian Ke, the sword guests are more famous than ever! Admired by millions of TV fans around the nation as they pursue a life of action and adventure: a splendid tapestry depicting Liz, Henry and Sue at the top of their game. With her paintbrush in hand Liz is prepared to take on a hoard of vampires, an army of aliens and even her first kiss from the man of her dreams, Sue’s handsome older brother. Life couldn’t be better until everything falls to pieces. Liz must now face her biggest fears as the world she once knew slips through her fingers. No-one will be left untouched by the chaos which ensues. Armed only with her knowledge of Tai Chi, Liz must fight for what she has lost and begin the climb of her life. An unforgettable journey will take her to the Peaks. “Dragon’s Pupils – The Peaks,” the second instalment of the Dragon’s Pupils series, follows the drama of Liz’s life as she fights monsters, wields magic and longs for forbidden love. It is a journey which will take you through Australia’s most beautiful landscapes and ultimately witnesses the transformation Liz undergoes, as she rises to meet her latest challenge.

4 out of 5 (very good)

I have been looking forward to reading the second book in this series after enjoying the first one and I am not disappointed. The adventure continues with old favourites and new characters. The twists and turns are still there, including some that will make you wonder where they fit in, but if you stick with it, it will be explained later on. The relationship deepens between the 3 main characters as they spend more time together as the Jian Ke and still remain good friends when they are "themselves". I enjoyed the references in this to "The Art of War" and "Thirty Six Strategies" and felt that it all bonded together. A wonderful blend of East and West again, in a manner that I am coming to expect from Martin Chu Shui. It is a cliff-hanger of an ending that leaves you wanting to read book 3 immediately. Definitely recommended.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *


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