Kingdom of Xia (Second Series)

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

Serpentine Publisher's Summary

Inspired by the rich history of Chinese mythology, this sweeping fantasy is set in the ancient Kingdom of Xia and tells the coming-of-age story of Skybright, a young girl who worries about her growing otherness.

As she turns 16, Skybright notices troubling changes. By day she is a companion and handmaid to the youngest daughter of a very wealthy family. But nighttime brings with it a darkness that not even daybreak can quell. When her plight can no longer be denied, Skybright learns that despite a dark destiny, she must struggle to retain her sense of self - even as she falls in love for the first time.

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  • Book 1

    • Serpentine

    • By: Cindy Pon
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    As she turns 16, Skybright notices troubling changes. By day she is a companion and handmaid to the youngest daughter of a very wealthy family. But nighttime brings with it a darkness that not even daybreak can quell. When her plight can no longer be denied, Skybright learns that despite a dark destiny, she must struggle to retain her sense of self - even as she falls in love for the first time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I was craving a deeper, more complex story

    • By kara-karina on 02-07-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Sacrifice

    • By: Cindy Pon
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Skybright is plunged into the terrifying Underworld where demons are bred, while Stone, stripped of his immortal status, must find a way to close hell's breach before more mortals die. Meanwhile, Zhen Ni, Skybright's former mistress and friend, is now wed to the strange and brutish Master Bei, and she finds herself trapped inside an opulent but empty manor. When she discovers half-eaten corpses beneath the estate, Zhen Ni worries that Master Bei is not all he seems.

    Regular price: $19.95