What Reviewers Are Saying
The trio, including a reformed Yidi who grows in compassion and understands that he is the one who must save Sericea, emerge as credible young heroes making difficult moral choices as they seek a safe place to hide out and regroup. The story ultimately leaves readers in suspense about what happens next.Kirkus Reviews
An enthralling, fast-paced adventure, hinting of more to come.
In Kirsten Marion’s absorbing fantasy novel Lucy and Dee, two friends help a young royal to fulfil his calling, despite obstacles put in place by his cruel stepmother.
… an appealing fantasy novel in which two friends go on a wondrous adventure in a magical land.Foreword Clarion Reviews
As they discover hidden depths within themselves and learn to see the world in a new light, readers will also pick up important lessons about determination, curiosity, and open-mindedness. Best of all, this is a story bursting with magic and humor.
… a fun and engrossing read, perfect for middle-grade readers who love a new adventure.The Children’s Book Review
Marion launches a striking fantasy series with her debut, introducing resourceful tweens Lucy Banks and Dee Ringrose in an adventure that offers middle grade readers rich emotional reality as the heroes enter a magical world. The Silk Road will engage young readers eager for an exciting quest on the uncertain path to maturity, where hard-won knowledge is a given, and a happily-ever-after is not.Booklife
Imaginative and entertaining, the novel asks readers to discover hidden depths within themselves while learning to see the world in a new light. Un-put-downable.Bookview
A rip-roaring fantasy… Not to be missed.The Prairies Book Review
The Silk Road is an incredibly exciting, thrilling, and wonderful middle grade/YA fantasy book that I will struggle to forget for a long time! The Silk Road has astounded me; I enjoyed every single moment of the book because it was by far a perfect read.Redheaded Book Lover