Name: cindy pon
'09 Book Title: Silver Phoenix : Beyond the Kingdom of XiaPublisher: Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins
Favorite Books: Anna Karenina, Island of the Blue Dolphins, A Little Princess, Dancing Shoes, Ballet Shoes
Favorite Bit of Writing Advice: i am allowed to write utter poo! (my own mantra.)
Random Info About Me: i don't carry a cell phone. and i have naturally wavy hair. yes, really.
SILVER PHOENIX Flap Copy:
No one wanted Ai Ling. And deep down she is relieved—despite the
dishonor she has brought upon her family—to be unbetrothed, free, and
not some stranger’s subservient bride banished to the inner quarters.
But now, something is after her. Something terrifying—a force she
cannot comprehend. And as the pieces of the puzzle start to fit
together, Ai Ling begins to understand that her journey to the Palace
of Fragrant Dreams in search of her beloved father—missing these many
months—is so much more than that. Bravery, intelligence, the will to
fight and fight hard . . . she will need all of these things. Just as
she will need the new and mysterious power growing within her. She
will also need help.
It is Chen Yong who finds her partly submerged and barely breathing at
the edge of a deep lake. There is something of unspeakable evil trying
to drag her under. On a quest of his own Chen Yong offers that
help…and perhaps more.