Travel back in time over 1,000 years when the T’ang Dynasty ruled all of China with this audiobook from fantasy author Leah Cutter. Paper Mage is the magical story of one young, intrepid girl as she journeys across the Silk Road to the northern end of the Middle Kingdom. Performed with an engaging empathy from veteran Emily Zeller, listeners will be quick to fall for the intricate and suspenseful adventures that befall young Xiao Yen as she attempts to defy warlords, rat dragons, and other unthinkable obstacles.
Xiao Yen is a paper mage: She folds paper into an animal or a thing, then does magic, so the paper becomes what she's folded. However, she's a woman trying to fill a man's roll during the Tang dynasty, in China, and the only people willing to hire her are foreigners. Things go from bad to worse for Xiao Yen on her first assignment: She loses her lucky amulet, there are robbers on the trail, as well as treachery among her traveling companions. Before long, Xiao Yen must battle a warlord, attack a rat dragon, and destroy a Taoist immortal. But even bigger battles await Xiao Yen up ahead...