Here’s the first chapter of ‘Dark Serpent’, the first book in the ‘Celestial Battle’ trilogy and the seventh book of the while nine-book ‘Xuan Wu’ series.

I’ve uploaded it in PDF format, so you’ll need the free Acrobat reader to view it, obtainable from Adobe.

Before anyone panics: yes, this is from John Chen Xuan Wu’s point of view. No, the whole book isn’t written from his point of view; most of it is from Emma’s. But I’m sure you’ll enjoy seeing things through his eyes for a change. Enjoy.

Dark Serpent Chapter One

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27 responses to “Chapter One: ‘Dark Serpent’”

  1. Jenn says:

    I can’t wait for this to be available in the U.S.A! If only shipping from Australia/New Zealand stores was cheaper…

  2. Just from the first chapter it sounds like I will be riveted to this next set of books as much as I was with your first two sets.
    Just love re-reading them every time.

  3. Marcelle says:

    Many thanks Kylie,
    That tantalising titbit was enough to send my senses into overdrive.

  4. Ann Sor-Lokken says:

    I don’t know if this makes it better or worse. Please put a date for release in the USA when you have it. Thanks for the taste

  5. Rebecca Jackson says:

    I initially bought White Tiger for my son to read, but in the end I read it and was hooked . I love your books and I can’t wait to see you at Supanova to get my hands on the next one!

  6. Roy Rumaner says:

    Now I know what an addiction feels like. I read the first six books in a little over a week and a half and am now going through withdrawals knowing I have to wait over a month for the next one. I don’t know how I am going to survive waiting for the last two after that.

  7. Manda says:

    Wonderful, thanks Kylie!

    I adore the times we get to see how John interacts with his contemporaries. Probably why I liked Small Shen so much =D

  8. Gord says:

    Interesting little find. You can find the first four chapters of dark serpent in the iBook store(Australian version)

  9. Charmaine says:

    OMG… early release – got my copy at QBD this morning and have finished it. AWESOME!!!! I saw the next book (Dark Heavens) is due to be released on 1 June 2013 – can this be true? Cannot wait!!! Being very impatient here (just like I was waiting for book 6) how long till the last novel of this AMAZING series is expected?

  10. Rebecca says:

    So excited! Going to pick it up from the book store today, on my birthday! Perfect birthday present 😛 Looks like uni work will have to wait a day…

  11. ugur says:

    Just got my copy delivered to my kindle/surface. Cant wait get home and read it 😉

  12. Elizabeth says:

    Just finished the seventh book can’t wait for the last 2 great job kylie well done keep it up

  13. Shayne says:

    Just finished reading Dark Serpent and am once again amazed at the world you have added too. Only problem I see is waiting for the next book, will sorry too see this series end.

  14. Julienne says:

    Hi, This book is still not available here in the US. When, please will we be able to get it over here? I cannot wait any longer.

  15. bahir says:

    such an amazing series more suspenseful than anything ive ever watched or read i reckon, any idea when the next book is coming out because now its hard to find a book that can come close to the standard you’ve set. thank you for these books its truly a wonderful gift you’ve given to all of us readers.
    but do you have any idea, for an estimate on when the next one will be ready??

    • kylie-admin says:

      That depends on a lot of factors. I haven’t finished writing it yet, and there’s still editing and production. So: no idea at this stage.

  16. JS says:

    It is going to be so hard to find other books after this series is done. I wish it could continue and never end.

    (unfortunately everything ends)

  17. ME says:

    Any update on availability in the US?

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