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Dance of the Snow Dragon Themes & Characters

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The cast of characters includes Buddhist monks, ancient warriors, and kings in their mighty palaces. A young apprentice monk seems very small in a world including all these people, plus the grand mountains and weather in many forms.

Even more clearly depicted than Sangay, the young yak-herder who becomes a monk, is Jatsang, the sorceress who decides to accompany him on his journey. That is partly because for the first half of Sangay's story, he is much like the other young people in the village and the monastery. However, Jatsang has a motley assortment of talents and character traits that make her more unique than anyone else in the story.

The monks and Abbot may have taught Sangay for seven years, but Jatsang is able to teach him much in a journey of some weeks.

In the early part of the novel, Sangay works and plays with...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Dance of the Snow Dragon from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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