Kylie Chan is a bestselling Australian author, best known for The Dark Heavens trilogy, set in modern-day Hong Kong.
The first novel in the trilogy, White Tiger, was published in July 2006, followed by Red Phoenix in January 2007. The last in the trilogy, Blue Dragon was released in August 2007.
Drawing from the years Chan spent living in Hong Kong, and her careful research into Chinese myth and philosophy, the trilogy introduces Emma Donahoe, who takes a job as nanny to the daughter of a wealthy businessman. Unaware at first that he is in reality a Chinese god, she is drawn into a world of martial arts and magic where gods and demons walk the streets.
On her publisher's website Kylie Chan explains how she came to write The Dark Heavens trilogy, saying that after she returned to live in Australia, she read her way through every fantasy title she could find. Basing her writing on the genres she enjoyed - romance, action and the supernatural, and adding her knowledge of, and research into Chinese mythology and Taoist philosophy she created the first in the series, the acclaimed White Tiger.
According to the author's website two further trilogies in the same universe are to follow, starting in 2009. The first of these trilogies is the 'Journey to Wundang' trilogy, the third book of which was released in 2011. She is at present engaged in writing her seventh book.
Kylie Chan has a website and forum, where she can sometimes be found interacting with readers and answering questions:
- White Tiger (2006)
- Red Phoenix (2007)
- Blue Dragon (2007)
Journey To Wudang (the sequel trilogy to Dark Heavens);
- Earth to Hell (16/12/2009)
- Hell to Heaven (1/8/2010)
- Heaven to Wudang (24/5/2011) Sneak Peek of Chapter 1 (Voyager Website)
Celestial Battle (the sequel trilogy to Journey To Wudang);
- Dark Serpent (01/05/2013)
The other two books, according to Chan's website, are said to be called "Demon Child" and "Black Xuan Wu".
As part of their anniversary celebrations in 2010, Voyager have released White Tiger in a hardback edition. All other volumes are only available in paperback.
- Small Shen (2012), a prequel to "The Dark Heavens" trilogy, following the character Gold.
- Child Support (2005), a story in the anthology The Devil In Brisbane