Tea Dragon Series Concludes With Third Book This Fall
Katie O’Neill’s beautiful world-building has been on impressive display with her Tea Dragon series. It began in 2017 with The Tea Dragon Society, where friends find each other through taking care of the unusual creatures. The Tea Dragon Festival came out last fall, with new characters in a companion story.
Now publisher Oni Press has announced that The Tea Dragon Tapestry, third and final in the series, will come out September 1, 2020.
Good Comics for Kids has posted preview art. Here’s the book description from the publisher:
It’s been over a year since she was entrusted with Ginseng’s care, and Greta still can’t chase away the cloud of mourning that hangs over the timid Tea Dragon. As she struggles to create something spectacular enough to impress a master blacksmith in search of an apprentice, she questions the true meaning of crafting, and the true meaning of caring for someone in grief.
Meanwhile, Minette receives a surprise package from the monastery where she was once training to be a prophetess. Thrown into confusion about her path in life, the shy and reserved Minette finds that the more she opens her heart to others, the more clearly she can see what was always inside.
Creator O’Neill sounds very grateful for how well her projects have been received.
“It brings me great joy to be returning to the stories of Greta, Minette, and many other friends readers have met through the world of Tea Dragons. When I started writing Society, I absolutely could not have imagined the warmth and enthusiasm that would meet these characters and creatures.
“One thing I’ve discovered while making these books is that the world of Tea Dragons is much bigger than what I alone can create; it has been incredible to see both children and adults invent their own Tea Dragon lore and fantasies, myths and rituals, and include them in spending quality time with friends and family. I cherish that beyond words, and I hope the last installment will be satisfying and enjoyable to readers new and old.”