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大王书:黄琉璃 (lit. Dawang Tome: The Amber Tiles)

Children's book by Cao Wenxuan.


Dawang Tome: The Amber Tiles

Translated by Nicholas Richards, May, 2015

Press release:
"Cao's novel The Amber Tiles is the first book in a four-part series that form his response to the rise of popular fantasy stories in China. A delight for readers of all ages who enjoy fantastic tales, it tells the story of a shepherd boy and the last surviving book). They must lead an army of rebels to free the kingdom suffering under the curse of a tyrannical king. Book burning, dark arts, magical beasts, friendships and painful sacrifices are all part of this enchanting adventure,