Beyond the Kingdom of Xia
By Cindy Pon
Greenwillow Books, Paperback, 9780061730245, 338pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
Ai Ling can see into other people's minds and reach into their spirits. But she doesn't know why this power has awakened inside her. She only knows that it is growing. It leads her on an epic journey one that brings her to the edge of the deepest evil.
Chen Yong has a quest of his own, but then his path crosses Ai Ling's. And there's a connection so strong that neither can ignore it.
Now they must face terrifying demons determined to kill them, and battle through treacherous lands. It is their destiny. But can destiny keep them together?
“Beautifully written, lush, exotic, and romantic, with a gutsy heroine who defies convention to fulfill her destiny—Silver Phoenix has it all!”
-Alyson Noel, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A sweeping saga . . . Pon’s writing, both fluid and exhilarating, shines whether she’s describing a dinner delicacy or what it feels like to stab an evil spirit in the gut.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“Brilliantly conceived . . . strong characters and lyrical writing make this story compelling for young adults.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)
“I couldn’t put it down. Your heart will be racing, and you’ll be aching for more. An addictive gem.”
-Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author