Paper Dragons: The Fight for the Hidden Realm (Paperback)
  • Paper Dragons: The Fight for the Hidden Realm (Paperback)
  • Paper Dragons: The Fight for the Hidden Realm (Paperback)
  • Paper Dragons: The Fight for the Hidden Realm (Paperback)
Paper Dragons: The Fight for the Hidden Realm (Paperback) Paper Dragons: The Fight for the Hidden Realm (Paperback)

Paper Dragons: The Fight for the Hidden Realm (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 01/02/2024
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Waterstones Says

Inspired by Chinese culture and folklore, the first instalment of McDermott's breathtaking fantasy series finds orphan Zhi Ging apprenticed to the Immortals and about to begin her magical training in an underwater realm.

Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for February 2024

An extraordinary destiny unfolds.

In a village above the cloud sea, twelve-year-old orphan Zhi Ging is chosen to become a Silhouette, an apprentice to the immortals. Taken to an underwater realm, she begins her training, competes in thrilling challenges and discovers she can awaken a special sort of dragon.

But Silhouettes who fail the challenges seem to be disappearing and rumours are spreading of a growing dark force that threatens her world. Zhi Ging begins to realise that there is so much she has yet to learn about the world of the immortals - and herself.

Join Zhi Ging on an incredible adventure to an underwater realm, a floating market and a jade mountain as she journeys to fulfil her extraordinary destiny.

The first in the unmissable magical fantasy series of 2024, set to take the world by storm. Perfect for fans of Nevermoor, Dragon Mountain and Amari and the Night Brothers.

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781444970142
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 26 mm


A soaring, luminous new world ... An absolute delight! - Jessica Townsend, bestselling author of Nevermoor series

A thrillingly immersive story of courage, self-discovery, and magic - as intricate as a glass dragon - Sinead O'Hart, author of The Silver Road

An enthralling story set in a world of dragons, cloud seas, jellyfish companions and so much more. An absolute feast for the senses! - Nizrana Farook, author of The Girl Who Stole an Elephant

A gorgeous read from start to finish - Jasbinder Bilan, author of Asha and the Spirit Bird

A book full of magical delight! - Maisie Chan, author of Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths

A new classic fantasy adventure! - Eoin Colfer, internationally bestselling author

An incredibly original and immersive fantasy adventure. I cannot wait to read more! - L.D. Lapinski, author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency

A hidden underwater realm, a looming evil in the world beyond and, of course, dragons! I have no doubt readers are going to fall in love with this magical new world - J.J. Arcanjo, author of the Crookhaven series

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“The beginning of a remarkable new world!”

A beautifully written fantasy debut inspired by Chinese culture and folklore. Thank you to the publishers for sending me an early proof copy of the book to read! The story was something that I was eagerly anticipating... More

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Sarina Thomas

“An enchanting debut!”

The book already had my interest when an underwater school was mentioned, something I've rarely seen, and with the inspiration of Chinese culture and folklore - it was a must read for me. The world building is... More

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“A magical beginning!”

I loved this book. It was well paced with good characters. I particularly liked the relationship between Zhi Ging and Reishi. The standout feature was the vibrant, all encompassing world building of Hok Woh and the... More

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