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*City of Fire (City Trilogy)* by Laurence Yep- young readers fantasy book review
City of Fire (City Trilogy)
by Laurence Yep
Ages 11-14 320 pages Starscape August 2010 Paperback    

Scirye has accompanied her mother and her sister to San Francisco to represent the family’s Kushan Empire traditions. Her sister is a member of the protective forces that guard the body of Lady Tabiti, a celebrated warrior of Russian descent known for her leadership in the Kushan Empire. Scirye’s faithful griffin, Kles, sits perched upon her shoulder, ready to protect her at all costs.

Leech, accompanied by his chubby friend Koko, is a boy of the streets. Since being left at an orphanage when he was just a baby, he has trusted in his older friend, Primo, to keep him safe. Even though Koko would often choose a riskier way, Leech has learned that Primo’s ways are always best. Leech has yet to develop any confidence in his own decisions.

Bayang is only a young girl, but she has been an executioner for as long as she can remember. She has never questioned her assignments and has carried out her tasks as a skilled marksman/dragon.

When all of San Francisco is turned upside down when the Kushan exhibit is attacked and precious relics stolen, Scirye, Leech and Bayang will find themselves bound together out of need and out of friendship. Their unexpected union will bring drastic changes in all of their lives and cause each of them to reexamine their destiny.

City of Fire, Book One of the City Trilogy, is bound to be a favorite to middle-level readers whose genre of choice is fantasy and science fiction.
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