With the grandiose scale of LORD OF THE RINGS and the innocence of children learning their own strength through magic as in the HARRY POTTER series, the 12 GUARDIANS: FIRE DRAGON is the first of a trilogy of heart-pounding adventures about Joey, a Chinese street kid, who learns he is a descendant of the Fire Dragon, one of the mighty 12 Guardians. Joey must train with his mentor Qinsu, and join the other kids with magical powers who also transform into superhero animals based on their Chinese Zodiac symbol: ox, tiger, rabbit, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig, as they battle the 5000-year old Qiao to save the world from destruction.
In 50 years from our present, Joey Yang, 12, is a street urchin in the modern city of Shanguo. A series of mysterious and tragic events lead him to a little-known Noodle bar and a man called Qinsu, who claims to be 5000 years old! Joey is told of his true destiny. He is the Fire Dragon, one of the mighty 12 Guardians.