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The Guardians of Shinshi have vowed to protect Korea against those who would threaten the sacred artifacts. Join the resistance in safe-keeping the six sacred orbs. 

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Mythological Creatures in the GILDED Series


Haechi: A legendary creature, resembling a lion but in fact is a fire-eating dog and guardian against disaster and prejudice.


Tiger of Shinshi: protects the Golden Thread which ties and binds the Korean people throughout time that must not be broken


Blue Dragon: Guardian of the clouds


White Tiger: Guardian of the winds


Black Turtle: Guardian of rain


Red Phoenix: Guardian of fire


Dragons (yong): has tiger feet, 4 toes/claws on each foot, 9-81 scales on their backs, no wings, long beard


Dokkaebi: gremlin, trickster


Imoogi: half-dragon, must wait a 1,000 years to become a real dragon


Kumiho: nine-tailed fox


Samjoko: three-legged bird


Haemosu: demi-god of the sun


Princess Yuhwa: demi-goddess of the willow trees


Habaek: river god and father of Yuhwa


Gwishin: ghost of someone who died


Chollima: a winged horse


Bonghwong: mythical bird


Palk: The sun god and founder of the realm of light. He is the personification of all that is light, good and beneficial.


Kud: the god of darkness and evil


Bulgae: Kud’s gigantic hounds


Oryonggeo: the Five Dragon Chariot

Christina Farley


CHRISTINA FARLEY, author of the Gilded series, was born and raised in upstate New York. As a child, she loved to explore, which later inspired her to jump on a plane and travel the world. She taught at international schools in Asia for ten years, eight of which were in the mysterious and beautiful city of Seoul, Korea that became the setting of Gilded and Silvern.

Gilded Wallpapers 


Locations Visited in GILDED


Click HERE to see the Google maps of places visited in GILDED.


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