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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.
An enthralling, fast-paced adventure, hinting of more to come.

Kirkus Reviews

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.


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.


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