Chinese Dragons is book 30 in the modern Choose Your Own Adventure series, and book 109 in the classic series. It was written by R.A. Montgomery.
The year is 620 AD, the dawn of the Tang Dynasty in China. You live and work on your uncle's farm on the North China Plain, just south of the Yanshan Mountains and not far from the Yellow River. Your days toiling in the fields are long and arduous, and you often dream of a more exciting life. One day, a group of Mongolian Turks invade your village, and you are taken prisoner. If you make a dash for freedom, you might be able to save your family. On the other hand, taking your chances as a prisoner might allow you to escape to a better life. The choice is yours!