Kingdom of the Golden Dragon

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From one of the world's best-loved storytellers comes a magical novel of adventure and discovery - the sequel to Isabel Allende's bestselling City of the Beasts. Fifteen-year-old Alex Cold, his friend Nadia and his eccentric grandmother Kate embark on a journey to a mysterious, hidden land high in the Himalayas. There they find that the peaceful, spiritual lifestyle of the Forbidden Kingdom, which has remained unchanged for generations, is under threat. 'The Collector', a rich westerner, is plotting to steal the Golden Dragon, a valuable statue that can foretell the future...Full of the imagination and wonder that has made Isabel Allende one of the world's bestselling authors, The Kingdom of the Golden Dragon is an enthralling work of fiction that will delight the thousands of readers of all ages who bought and loved City of the Beasts.

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Reunited once more, young Alexander Cold and his best friend, Nadia, embark upon a new adventure, following Alex's frighteningly fearless journalist grandmother Kate to a forbidden kingdom hidden away in the frosty peaks of the Himalayas. They seek the fabled Golden Dragon—a sacred statue and priceless oracle coveted by a greedy and powerful outsider. To prevent the desecration of the holy relic, they will need the help of a sage Buddhist monk, his young royal disciple, and a fierce tribe of Yeti warriors. But even the mystical power of their totemic animal spirits may not be enough to save the teenagers and this remote world from the destructive encroachment of “civilization.”

Kingdom of the Golden Dragon is the second book in a remarkable trilogy by internationally acclaimed author Isabel Allende.

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Isabel Allende was born in 1942, and is the niece of Salvador Allende, who went on to become famous as the elected President of Chile deposed in a CIA-backed coup. She worked as a journalist, playwright and children's writer in Chile until 1974 and then in Venezuela until 1984. Her first novel for adults, 'The House of the Spirits', was published in Spanish in 1982, beginning life as a letter to her dying grandfather. It was an international sensation, and ever since all her books have been acclaimed and adored in numberless translations worldwide.

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