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Dragon and Slave (Dragonback Series #3)
     

Dragon and Slave (Dragonback Series #3)

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by Timothy Zahn
 

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Fourteen-year-old Jack Morgan has gone through a lot since he met Draycos, a dragon-like K'da warrior he saved when everyone else in Draycos' scout fleet was killed in an ambush. Ever since, Jack and Draycos, who slips onto Jack's back like a living tattoo, have been trying to track down the people responsible for the massacre.

On the planet Brum-a-dum Jack gets

Overview

Fourteen-year-old Jack Morgan has gone through a lot since he met Draycos, a dragon-like K'da warrior he saved when everyone else in Draycos' scout fleet was killed in an ambush. Ever since, Jack and Draycos, who slips onto Jack's back like a living tattoo, have been trying to track down the people responsible for the massacre.

On the planet Brum-a-dum Jack gets hired to work on a plantation owned by a Brummga whose family has ties to mercenary groups. One of those groups might have been involved in the ambush.

Jack's a terrific thief, and managed to do a passable imitation of a mercenary, but those talents don't help him much on the plantation. Here, he's just one of many slaves, with little hope of finding the information he came for. But that's not his biggest problem now. The slavemaster knows Jack's no ordinary slave, and has his eye on him. Jack, who's been in tight spots before, knows that can only mean trouble.

On the heavily fortified grounds of the alien plantation, there's no way to get out, and nobody to help him. Nobody, that is, except Draycos. Jack can only hope that's enough.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the Dragonback Adventures

"The opener of the Dragonback series is a romp of a space thriller."

-Booklist on Dragon and Thief

"Well paced and smoothly narrated. Jack and Draycos learn to trust each other-and discover they have enemies in common."

Kirkus Reviews on Dragon and Thief

"This start to a new SF adventure series from Hugo Award-winner Zahn will appeal to young readers . . . Zahn keeps the story moving at breakneck speed."

Publishers Weekly on Dragon and Thief

"Zahn applies his considerable talents to creating a universe populated by diverse aliens and run by a mixture of government agencies and corporate power brokers. . . . Packed with adventure and suspense"

Divers Hands on Dragon and Thief

"A space opera for all ages."

Critical Mass on Dragon and Thief

"Recently I was asked if anyone was still writing the kind of grand space adventure like Heinlein's juveniles or Andre Norton's tales that enticed so many people into science fiction fandom. Now I have the answer and it is a resounding yes! Zahn rocks!"

Genrefluent on Dragon and Soldier

Children's Literature
This book is the third in the "Dragonback Adventure" series as it continues to follow the exploits of fourteen-year-old Jack Morgan and his dragon friend, Draycos. In this story, Jack and Draycos are on a quest to determine who was responsible for framing Jack for a crime he did not commit and for conspiring against Draycos's people. Jack and Draycos travel to the planet, Brum-a-dum, and encounter an alien race called the Brummgas. Jack poses as a slave in order to access computer files that contain the information he is looking for. With Draycos at his side, Jack and his friend are put through a harrowing experience at the hands of the Brummgas and the evil slavemaster, Gazen, before attempting a suspenseful escape. This is a fast-paced, exciting story that older kids, particularly fans of science-fiction, should enjoy. However, readers who have not read the first two entries in this series may feel a little lost when attempting to follow parts of the story line. 2005, Starscape, Ages 14 to 18.
—Mark Love

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765301260
Publisher:
Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Series:
Dragonback Series , #3
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 7.86(h) x 1.07(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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Dragon and Slave

The Third Dragonback Adventure
By Zahn, Timothy

Starscape

Copyright © 2005 Zahn, Timothy
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780765301260

Fourteen-year-old Jack Morgan has gone through a lot since he met Draycos, a dragon-like K'da warrior he saved when everyone else in Draycos' scout fleet was killed in an ambush. Ever since, Jack and Draycos, who slips onto Jack's back like a living tattoo, have been trying to track down the people responsible for the massacre.

On the planet Brum-a-dum Jack gets hired to work on a plantation owned by a Brummga whose family has ties to mercenary groups. One of those groups might have been involved in the ambush.

Jack's a terrific thief, and managed to do a passable imitation of a mercenary, but those talents don't help him much on the plantation. Here, he's just one of many slaves, with little hope of finding the information he came for. But that's not his biggest problem now. The slavemaster knows Jack's no ordinary slave, and has his eye on him. Jack, who's been in tight spots before, knows that can only mean trouble.

On the heavily fortified grounds of the alien plantation, there's no way to get out, and nobody to help him. Nobody, that is, except Draycos. Jack can only hope that's enough.


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Meet the Author

Timothy Zahn has written over twenty-five SF novels, including Dragon and Thief (an A.L.A. Best Book for Young Adults), Dragon and Soldier, and Dragon and Slave, the first three Dragonback novels, as well as Heir to the Empire, the all-time bestselling Star Wars spinoff novel. Winner of the Hugo Award, he lives in Oregon.

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Dragon and Slave (Dragonback Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book series ever. I enjoyed every minute of the first two books and the only problem I had with it period was that the books were over much too quickly. Timothy Zann you are a wonderful author. Thanks:)
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Flichs but says nothing
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"Hello..."
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Where?
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N-nothing she said starting to pack her bags
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Dragonback Series was the best book I have read so far! The funny thing about it is that Jack's personality is basically the same as mine.