A ritual journey takes on urgent significance as two princesses and their winged-lion companion travel across their island kingdom to confront a dragon in this action-filled, funny, and heartwarming middle grade fantasy from the author of The Stone Girl's Story.
The traditional Emperor's Journey should be uneventful. But as the princesses Seika and Ji Lin — twin sisters — travel to pay respects to their kingdom's dragon guardian, unexpected monsters appear and tremors shake the earth. The Hidden Islands are threatened as old rituals fail.
With only their strength, ingenuity, and flying lion to rely on, can the sisters find a new way to keep their people safe?