The Ghost Dragon’s Daughter is incredible. The story immediately pulls you into a world so rich you can taste it. Every page is packed with worldbuilding, atmosphere, and personality. Not a word is wasted.
And the world is awesome. If I’m not mistaken, it is Chinese-inspired, and weaves an urban city and a magical world together into something so very, very fun to read. Math-based magic. Girls creating a magical robotic translation machine. The struggles of modern urban life (debt, mass transit, scraping by ’til payday) in a magical world where demons patrol the streets at night and every person has a spiritual companion animal that they can talk to in their thoughts.
And did I mention the majority of the characters in it are queer?
I was given this book to read for free in exchange for an honest review. The author described it as a “LGBTQ geek girl story” and as the internet would say… I’m always a slut for LGBT geek girl stories! 😛 I went into it unfamiliar with the author’s work and not really expecting anything great out of it, but I was immediately blown away. Every new thing revealed in the story made me more and more excited until I was halfway through and tweeting the author like, “HEY WAIT A MINUTE. THERE’S MORE AFTER THIS, RIGHT? RIGHT?” FYI – There is more after this, two stories set in the same world but both with different characters. I’m definitely going to be reading them!
This story is a short read and it’s only a dollar on Amazon. I highly, highly encourage you to give it a read.