Date(s) - 01/14/19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

University Book Store


Critically-acclaimed author Yoon Ha Lee is the third author to publishing under the Rick Riordan Presents imprint, dedicated to providing entertaining middle grade fiction based on world mythologies. Dragon Pearl is a sci-fi adventure about a girl with fox-magic who stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces. .

Snarky, sneaky, and clever thirteen-year-old Min comes from a long line of fox spirits. But to keep the family safe, Mins mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic; they must appear human at all times. Hemmed in by the household rules, endless chores, crowding cousins, and judgmental aunties, Min counts the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds, leaving her dust-ridden home planet Jinju behind.

But when word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to find the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumored to have tremendous power. So Min runs away to find him and clear his name. Her quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before, and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery to find her brother.