A magical white jade stone and a map inscribed in bone that may be the key to an even greater mystery—this is the treasure Bren and Mouse have found buried on the Vanishing Island.
Mouse is determined to follow the map to a place called the Dragon’s Gate, convinced it will explain who she really is and the powers she possesses. Bren has had enough adventure for one lifetime and would like nothing more than to return to his father in Map. But nothing goes according to plan when the survivors of the Albatross are rescued by Lady Jean Barrett, a charismatic archaeologist with a sense of destiny.
Barrett is on a quest for the Eight Immortals, ancient artifacts she believes are buried in the tomb of China’s first emperor—the location of which has been hidden for nearly two thousand years. The only way for Bren, Mouse, and Barrett to all get what they want is to work together on a dangerous journey into the heart of China, a kingdom long closed to outsiders, where the greatest secrets about Mouse and Bren are waiting to be unveiled.
Praise for The Dragon's Gate:
"More mystical artifacts, wild things, and mysteries more puzzling than ever. This second installment picks up right where The Vanishing Island left off, and fills in enough blanks to remind readers of Bren's last perilous adventure. Pick this up to keep readers on the hook for the upcoming third book."-- Booklist
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My debut novel, NEVERSINK, was named the Children’s Book of Choice by Literacy Mid-South for their Read Across America program in 2014. The first book in THE VANISHING ISLAND trilogy is available now.
WEBSITE: http://www.barrywolverton.comINSTAGRAM: @wolvertonhill
Music Playlist for THE DRAGON’S GATE
You know, I’ve never been able to listen to music while I write, and music isn’t what inspires me. How about, instead, a suggested companion reading list?
1. She and King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard
2. Maps & Legends by Michael Chabon
3. How to Read Water by Tristan Gooley
4. Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane
4. A History of Weapons: Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults, and Lots of Other Things that Can
5. Seriously Mess You Up by John O’Bryan
6. In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides