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Kylie Chan lived in Hong Kong for ten years and operated an IT consultancy firm. During her time in Hong Kong, she developed a keen interest in and understanding of Chinese mythology and culture.

After returning to Australia in 2002, she continued to pursue this interest and studied martial arts. Her fiction draws on these interests and studies: the Dark Heavens series, for example, is set in modern-day Hong Kong, where Emma Donahoe takes on a role as nanny, not realising her businessman employer is a Chinese god. In 2018, the Dark Heavens series, originally a trilogy, was nine books. Chan subsequently released the science-fiction series Dragon Empire, where Earth's generation ships reach an alien empire led by dragons.

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y separately published work icon Scales of Empire Sydney South : Voyager , 2018 12933915 2018 single work novel science fiction

'An exciting new adventure filled with diverse characters, strong heroes and heroines and wild creatures from the bestselling author of White Tiger.

'Corporal Jian Choumaliis on the mission of a lifetime - security officer on one of Earth's huge generation ships, fleeing Earth's failing ecosystem to colonise a distant planet.

'The ship encounters a technologically and culturally advanced alien empire, led by a royal family of dragons. The empire's dragon emissary offers her aid to the people of Earth, bringing greater health, longer life, and faster-than-light travel to nearby stars.

'But what price will the people of Earth have to pay for the generous alien assistance?' 

(Publication Summary)

2018 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Novel
y separately published work icon Dark Serpent 玄蛇 Sydney : Voyager , 2013 6955409 2013 single work novel fantasy

'Kylie Chan burst into prominence with WHITE TIGER in 2006 and quickly established a huge fanbase. Her series combines martial arts and magic as the story follows the lives of the mysterious John Chen and his partner, Emma Donahue.

'Now John and Emma′s epic story is coming to an end in this final trilogy beginning with DARK SERPENT. John and Emma head to Wales to try and work out who – or what – Emma is. But rather than providing a clear path to their long hoped-for marriage the answer could tear them apart forever. Emma will be forced to betray either John, her beloved Xuan Wu, or her past and birthright. To make matters worse, John′s celestial home at Wudangshan is under attack from the Demon King.

'Can John find the Emma he knows and love, and save Wudangshan from demonic destruction?' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 shortlisted Norma K. Hemming Award
y separately published work icon White Tiger Pymble : Voyager , 2006 Z1291056 2006 single work novel fantasy mystery Kylie Chan creates a fast and furious story balanced between the celestial and the mortal, the powerful and the innocent ... Emma Donahoe has just started her new job as nanny to Simone, the daughter of John Chen, a very rich Hong Kong businessman. She understands that Simone may be a target for kidnappers but she does not expect to be drawn into a world of martial arts, magic and extreme danger, where both gods and demons can exist in the mortal domain. When John and his American bodyguard, Leo, teach Emma their particular style of martial arts, they begin to realise that Emma herself is more than she seems ...(Backcover)
2006 honourable mention Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Novel
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