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Sophy Lee is stuck in a rut. She's been teaching at the charity school in London since her parents died, and is resigned to spend the rest of her life teaching endless classes of children who don't really want to learn.
Then a long-lost uncle dies and leaves her a letter, an old manuscript, an ivory carving, a ring, and an odd stone. The stone, his letter says, is a dragon's egg, which must be returned to the place in Asia from which it came. Desperate for something new and different to do, Sophy agrees to do it. With her on this odd reverse quest are a stowaway student from the school where she used to teach, a law clerk who would rather be anywhere else, the detective her uncle had hired to find her, a magical creature called a Ky-Lin, and a cat who wants three kisses so that he can turn back into a handsome prince (or so he says). Sophy wanted adventure- but she's going to find more than even she bargained for...
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical artifact Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   teacher Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can talk to animals

Setting

Earth setting:    -   19th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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