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.
Become a Guardian of Shinshi. Join the adventure!
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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
Locations Visited in GILDED
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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.
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