This is a very exciting book, and it is filled with detailed stories. Two children, Pinmei and Yishan, journey far away to a kingdom ruled by a madman emperor. They set out to save Pinmei's grandmother and save china from the immortality obsessed emperor. This book was nice because it had many things at the beginning of the story that seemed to be loose ends. But, in the end, everything in the book made sense. One of the reasons I didn't like this book was because one of the characters had a storyline that didn't complete. I didn't get a clear picture of what happened to her, just little pieces. Overall, this book was really good, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who is interested in Chinese mythology, or thrilling stories.