The fabled Silk Route reveals many stories as it winds through Central Asia—wars, conquests, dreams, riches, and mysteries. One of those mysteries—an ancient secret thousands of years old—lies hidden deep within the Mogao Caves.
Young siblings Orchid and Monkey Huang are about to discover how powerful and dangerous that secret is. A mystical force pulls them to a land facing a deadly war between two rival dynasties. As they're drawn into a conflict with mythical gods, a vengeful sorcerer, the pernicious Great Powers, battle-hardened soldiers, and ferocious beasts, Orchid and Monkey must uncover their own great powers and talents.
Lon Dee has enjoyed writing since high school and also loves reading and learning about world history and cultures. He's lived, worked, and traveled in Asia and speaks fluent Mandarin, and this background is reflected in much of his writing. He currently resides near the lake in northern Utah, USA, with his wife and family and a varying assortment of pets.