Blood Brothers, by Carole Wilkinson (Black Dog Books):
As a young novice monk in a Buddhist monastery, Tao’s life is simple, ordered and inward looking. All that changes when Kai enters his life.
Kai is a young dragon whose arrival spells disruption and adventure for Tao, whom he has sought out because he believes they are linked.
On their perilous journey of discovery the two learn to trust each other and develop a real friendship.
Set in early 4th-century China, the story is an engaging tale with a great mixture of fact and fiction. Wilkinson has written a number of stories and has four others in the Dragon Keeper series.
Tao is a descendant of Ping, the dragon keeper of the original book.