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The Five Ancestors Book 7: Dragon

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Chapter 1

Thirteen-year-old Long limped along the Shanghai Fight Club tunnel, a river of blood flowing down his right thigh, the weight of a nation on his shoulders. He glanced at the crimson liquid oozing from his bandaged leg, and the steady stream leaking from his upper left arm.

So much for winning the Fight Club Grand Championship. Previous champions had earned themselves prime positions within the Emperor's military ranks. Long had earned himself a target on his head.

Balanced across Long's powerful shoulders was the unconscious giant of a man known as Xie--the Scorpion. Xie had been the Emperor's personal bodyguard, but as of a quarter of an hour ago, he was, like Long, a fugitive.

Long had to keep moving. Soldiers would surely be racing after them, following the directions of the new Southern Warlord--Tonglong, the Mantis. However, Long had no time to consider them or their whereabouts. He had a more pressing matter to deal with. He needed to lower his pulse. If he kept going at this pace, his racing heart would soon pump his body dry.

Long--the Dragon--began a breathing sequence that would decrease his heart rate in order to slow his blood flow. Two short breaths in, one long one out. He felt a difference immediately.

He continued along the tunnel's dirt floor, but a stirring sensation in his dan tien--his chi center--brought a sudden sense of dread. His lower abdomen began to warm and his intestines started writhing like a ball of snakes. Someone was coming.

Golden Dragon? a tiny voice whispered from down the dark corridor behind him. Long? Are you there?

Long stopped and frowned. It was ShaoShu--Little Mouse. ShaoShu had used Long's fight club name: Golden Dragon. Long turned and watched the small boy with the unusually limber body scamper toward him from the direction he had come from.

Turn back, ShaoShu, Long whispered. Return to Tonglong. You will not be safe with me.

I don't care, ShaoShu replied. I want to help. You're injured and-- Hey he squeaked, pointing at Xie. Xie is alive His arm just moved. How can that be? I watched Tonglong shoot him in the chest.

Xie is wearing battle armor beneath his robe, Long said. The shock from Tonglong's bullet just knocked him out. He probably has a cracked rib or two, but that's it. He should be fine once he wakes up.

ShaoShu stared at Long's bulging arms and thick chest. You're carrying him and battle armor? You're barely a man. How did you get so strong?

Exercise, Long replied. Now shoo.

But I can help, ShaoShu said. Did you see what happened back there with the Emperor and Tonglong? You can't do this alone.

I saw, Long said. Tonglong killed Xie's father--the Western Warlord. He also killed his own mother, AnGangseh. He's crazy, but he has managed to put himself in a position to kidnap the Emperor, and that makes him dangerous and powerful.

Crazy is right, ShaoShu said. He will kill you, too, if you're caught. Why are you carrying Xie around? Just l

Synopsis:

Thirteen-year-old Long, a dragon-style kung fu master and the oldest of the five survivors of the destroyed Cangzhen, must get to the Forbidden City before Tonglong declares himself emperor.

Synopsis:

Chapter 1

Thirteen-year-old Long limped along the Shanghai Fight Club tunnel, a river of blood flowing down his right thigh, the weight of a nation on his shoulders. He glanced at the crimson liquid oozing from his bandaged leg, and the steady stream leaking from his upper left arm.

So much for winning the Fight Club Grand Championship. Previous champions had earned themselves prime positions within the Emperor's military ranks. Long had earned himself a target on his head.

Balanced across Long's powerful shoulders was the unconscious giant of a man known as Xie--the Scorpion. Xie had been the Emperor's personal bodyguard, but as of a quarter of an hour ago, he was, like Long, a fugitive.

Long had to keep moving. Soldiers would surely be racing after them, following the directions of the new Southern Warlord--Tonglong, the Mantis. However, Long had no time to consider them or their whereabouts. He had a more pressing matter to dea

About the Author

Jeff Stone practices the martial arts daily. He has worked as a photographer, an editor, a maintenance man, a technical writer, a ballroom dance instructor, a concert promoter, and a marketing director for companies that design schools, libraries, and skateboard parks. Like the heroes of The Five Ancestors series, Mr. Stone was adopted when he was an infant. He began searching for his birthmother when he was 18; he found her 15 years later. The author lives with his wife and two children in Carmel, IN.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375893193
Subtitle:
Dragon
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Author:
Stone, Jeff
Author:
Jeff Stone
Subject:
Martial arts
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Historical - Asia
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Sports & Recreation - Martial Arts
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Historical - Asia
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Martial Arts
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Series
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Martial Arts
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100209
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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"Synopsis" by , Thirteen-year-old Long, a dragon-style kung fu master and the oldest of the five survivors of the destroyed Cangzhen, must get to the Forbidden City before Tonglong declares himself emperor.
"Synopsis" by , Chapter 1

Thirteen-year-old Long limped along the Shanghai Fight Club tunnel, a river of blood flowing down his right thigh, the weight of a nation on his shoulders. He glanced at the crimson liquid oozing from his bandaged leg, and the steady stream leaking from his upper left arm.

So much for winning the Fight Club Grand Championship. Previous champions had earned themselves prime positions within the Emperor's military ranks. Long had earned himself a target on his head.

Balanced across Long's powerful shoulders was the unconscious giant of a man known as Xie--the Scorpion. Xie had been the Emperor's personal bodyguard, but as of a quarter of an hour ago, he was, like Long, a fugitive.

Long had to keep moving. Soldiers would surely be racing after them, following the directions of the new Southern Warlord--Tonglong, the Mantis. However, Long had no time to consider them or their whereabouts. He had a more pressing matter to dea

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