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( Read E-pub ) ⚢ The Ghost of Ping-Ling Ü A fire in a temple, an orphan running for his life But is Dillen running away from, or towards, his destiny A mysterious Easterner has sent Dillen on a simple quest find the sorcerer Hallegat and serve him well But for Dillen, things will never be simple again A fantasy novel that keeps you guessing24 September 2014 Before I start I should say that I have known the author for a very long time, and I actually had the privilege of reading the manuscript of this book prior to it being published It actually feels really funny referring to the author as Cooper as I would if it were an author that I knew only from the books that I have read instead of Peter, which is what I am used to calling him However, since I am trying to be semi professional here, A fantasy novel that keeps you guessing24 September 2014 Before I start I should say that I have known the author for a very long time, and I actually had the privilege of reading the manuscript of this book prior to it being published It actually feels really funny referring to the author as Cooper as I would if it were an author that I knew only from the books that I have read instead of Peter, which is what I am used to calling him However, since I am trying to be semi professional here, I will attempt to use the standard reference to the author, particular since this is still an arms length commentary Look, I actually quite liked this book I enjoyed reading the manuscript and I enjoyed reading it in its published form To be honest with you, if I didn t like it, found it boring, or too cliched, I would have told him when we had a coffee to discuss the manuscript Granted, it uses the basic quest narrative, but then again, the quest narrative is something that has been used, and has been successful, since Gilgamesh went on his quest to find out if, and how, he could escape dying Homer also used the quest narrative in the Odyssey and look how successful that was To simply describe this story would be to say that it is young adult fantasy fiction There is a lot of that out there, and I have read a lot of it, to the point where I generally do not read fantasy anybecause the typical script goes young man meets powerful wizard who tells him to go on a quest and save the world, and the powerful wizard then hangs around the young man as some sort of deus ex machina yes, that is the Belgariad in a tea cup Cooper, while taking the quest narrative, does not follow the standard cookie cutter script, which is why I enjoyed the book Okay, there is a powerful wizard, but he doesn t hang around the heroes, and we even wonder if he will ever actually meet the heroes Granted there is a young boy who goes on the quest, but to be blunt, we do not actually know what the quest is until we get to the end of the book and I am not telling you In many of the fantasy books that we have read even Tailchaser s Song, which this story reminded me of , we know what the quest is right from the beginning Okay, Dillan does succeed, but this is not a spoiler, because we are hoping and expecting him to succeed If he didn t, we would probably throw the book away in disgust As such, Cooper as written a story where we are guessing and wondering right up until the end, and to me, that is the sign of a good story teller It is a shame that this book did not get as much publicity as it should have, but it is my hope that even though this book is still less than a year old, that people will slowly come to discover it and come to appreciate the riveting story that it really is I thought that this book was FANTASTIC A great mix of fantasy, adventure and intrege I just loved it Can t wait for MMA Peter Cooper s fantasy adventure has been slated as a children s book, and this is a book my kids would have loved me reading to them when they were youngerBut I m an adult and I LOVED it Fun, funny and tense enough to make you finish a chapter no matter how much you wanted to go to bed, Blue Jade Book 1 is a fresh take on the crowded genre of medieval fantasy Peter Cooper draws on Eastern mythology to create the magic and spiritual foundation for his world And the trio of child characters Peter Cooper s fantasy adventure has been slated as a children s book, and this is a book my kids would have loved me reading to them when they were youngerBut I m an adult and I LOVED it Fun, funny and tense enough to make you finish a chapter no matter how much you wanted to go to bed, Blue Jade Book 1 is a fresh take on the crowded genre of medieval fantasy Peter Cooper draws on Eastern mythology to create the magic and spiritual foundation for his world And the trio of child characters who take on the frightening people and creatures of their world are clearly differentiated from each other.Loved it Loved it Loved it