Flight of the Dragon Kyn [NOOK Book]

Overview

"You must go to the dragon. You must leave tonight."

Before she even hears the words, Kaeldra already knows she must find the mother dragon whose draclings have just hatched and get some of the precious milk in order to save her foster sister’s life. Since Kaeldra can communicate with dragons, she is the only one who can accomplish the task. And so she begins a journey that will entwine her fate with that of three little draclings and one would-be dragonslayer—a journey that ...
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Overview

"You must go to the dragon. You must leave tonight."

Before she even hears the words, Kaeldra already knows she must find the mother dragon whose draclings have just hatched and get some of the precious milk in order to save her foster sister’s life. Since Kaeldra can communicate with dragons, she is the only one who can accomplish the task. And so she begins a journey that will entwine her fate with that of three little draclings and one would-be dragonslayer—a journey that will become a struggle for life.

Fifteen-year-old Kara is summoned by King Orrik, who believes she has the power to call down the dragons that have been plundering his realm, and she is caught up in the fierce rivalry between Orrik and his jealous brother Rog.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-An imaginary kingdom resembling Scandinavia during the Dark Ages is troubled by dragons, and spirited Kara, the heroine of this prequel to the author's Dragon's Milk (Atheneum, 1989), finds herself unwillingly enmeshed in her sovereign's plot to exterminate the creatures. Kara, marked as an outsider by her green eyes and her ability to communicate telepathically, uses this talent to call a dragon into range of the king's archers. Striken with guilt and grief when it is killed, Kara refuses to call the others. To escape her king's wrath, she flees into snowbound mountains, where she joins forces with a ``kyn'' or family of dragons, and conceives a plan to help them find refuge far from humankind. Kazan, a handsome foreigner, remains steadfastly devoted to Kara throughout. But her most engaging companion is Skava, the gyrfalcon she trains with the help of the royal falconer. The details of falconry, vividly described, add interest to the book. Fletcher's dragons are intelligent, if volatile, creatures of Earth, without the mythic resonance endowed them by Yep, McKinley, or LeGuin. Though characters and plot are a bit predictable, the writing is smooth, and the action fast paced. Buy for readers who enjoyed the earlier book, or for devotees of the growing number of dragon romances.- Margaret A. Chang, North Adams State College, MA
Deborah Abbott
When Kara is taken to the king because of her special powers to call down birds, she at first can't understand why her talent should be so important. But after living in the royal palace for a while, she discovers her real mission will be to call down dragons so the king can slay them, avenge a death, and win the hand of Signy. With her gyrfalcon Skava, Kara is led to the place of the dragons and forced to call them. A dragon who had saved Kara's life when she was a small child heeds the call and is immediately slain, much to her horror. When bid by the king to call the rest, she struggles with her decision and escapes, vowing to save the dragons. In this exciting drama, readers empathize with the deftly crafted characters, always aware of the struggle between good and evil, honor and dishonor. The falconer's art meshes neatly into the plot, making this well-written fantasy a joy to read. Dragons are a mysterious and powerful subject with large audience appeal, and Fletcher pens some of the best yarns around.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442407060
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Series: Dragon Chronicles
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 197,291
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Susan Fletcher is the acclaimed author of the Dragon Chronicles, composed of Dragon’s Milk, Flight of the Dragon Kyn, Sign of the Dove, and Ancient, Strange, and Lovely as well as the award-winning Alphabet of Dreams, Shadow Spinner, Walk Across the Sea, and Falcon in the Glass. Ms. Fletcher lives in Wilsonville, Oregon. Visit her at SusanFletcher.com.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2003

    Winged Things: From Flying To Falling

    Susan Fletcher has written a very beautiful and interesting novel. Inside the two covers there is a world of enchantment. There is dragons,kings,queens,enemies,and curiosity. It is a story of a young women, Kara, who has an unbreakable bond with birds and dragons. She was saved by a dragon and nursed back to health when she was near death. When her parents left her for dead in a cave, it was a dragon who saved her. Kara also has a great talent, she can call down winged things from the sky and also later she learns she can TALK to them! When Kara is summoned from her house to help the king slay dragons, will she be able to cross the animal that saved her from death? Well, I recommend this book to readers who like fantasies and far off places. NOT to people who like reading the encyclopedia, or having the cold hard facts.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    DRAGON LOVER!!!!!

    Hey, Im just writing because i love dragons and am looking for a good dragon book to read. I really need to know whether or not this is the first book because arent there three? Oh,another great dragon series for all u dragon lovers would b the Wings of Fire with the dragonettes of destiny. I know, when i heard the name, too, i was like, 'seriously??? The dragonettes of destiny? Thats so stupid!' But its an AWESOME series and i think all dragon lovers would like it. Its ALL dragons. No humans or anything. And its full of action and mystery. Anyways, i need to know if this story has action,suspense, and mystery because i LOVE books like that! Thx 4 the help with the book! -DragonLover :)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2013

    Anonomouse

    Grest book I can't wait to read more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Borig

    The plot was good but over all the book was boring. I expected more based on some of the editorial reviews.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2007

    Pretty dang good

    This book was AWESOME.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    Help

    Can someone tell me which one is first please?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Greece

    Eh. Wander result 6.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Riverstar

    Lies in a nest.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2006

    Great!

    I loved this book so much! The story-line is genius, the dialogue is superb, it's well-written, it's romantic, and it's funny! It is on my favorite books list and is also on my sister's. There are very few series to top this one! Read it, all you people! Read it, all you fantasy lovers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2003

    Awesome, without a doubt!

    This book was a great one. I loved that it was about Kara, and how the circle of dragon peeps started. An excellent read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2003

    Kara: The Link to the Dragons

    Susan Fletcher has come up with some great ideas for the book, Flight of the Dragon Kyn. It is about a girl named Kara who was left in a cave to die with a deadly illness. A while later she returns home as healthy as can be, but the only thing different was a small scar on her cheek. Throughout the novel she learns that she can call birds from the sky. Then the king tells Kara to try and bring a dragon down from the sky. Will she bring a dragon down or will she fail?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2003

    Flight of the Dragon

    My opinion of this novel is,it's not the best book I've ever read,but it's one of the most addicting books though.Once you start reading it you get caught up in the story and you feel like you're in it.The best part of the novel is when Kara calls down the dragon that helped her.This book is a fantasy because there is no such thing as dragons.I wouldn't recommend this book to someone who likes action,but I would reccomend it to someone who likes reading mythical books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2003

    Fletcher soars with the Dragons

    Susan Fletcher writes book number 4 in The Dragon Chronicles. Flight of the Dragon Kyn is a book about a girl with a strange gift she can call birds down right from the skys. What happens though when she is summoned by the king to call down dragons? Can Kara Truly speak to dragons read the Flight of the Dragon Kyn to find out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2003

    Fletcher lets you fly away with fanasy.

    Unpredictable? Yes, however not too much.Suasan Fletcher lets your mind wander with fantastical dragons. This stroy is about a girl who ever since she was nursed back to life by a dragon can talk to birds, and maybe dragons. The king wants her to use her gift to call a dragon, to kill it! The king wants to kill the dragon killed his father, and left him to the throne. Let Susan Fletcher take your mind with magical creatures in this stunning book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2003

    Soaring High:The Flight of the Dragon Kyn

    Kara a young lady who has been called Dragon Girl all her life because of a silly myth that people have been making up all her life. Even though she can talk to birds, some people say Kara can also talk to dragons. Getting called on by the King brings great surprise to Kara and her family. Now she really wonders...can I really talk to dragons? This novel was a bit confusing at times, that is why I recommend this novel to a high reading level young adult. This novel would fall under the genre of fantasy because of the mentioning of dragons and talking to birds. Kara goes through many hard times with the unacceptance of peolpe in her life. Many young adults can relate to Kara, I know I did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2003

    Dragons Go Hand in Hand With Magic

    This novel has a slow start, but once you get into it, it's hard to put it down! Twists and turns are frequent in this novel. While Kara's task is difficult, she proves many people wrong with her mystical power. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy and a little magic!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2003

    A Kyn of a Different Kind

    Susan Fletcher writes a fast paced, emotional novel that steals, and encaptures the mind of it's reader. I enjoyed this novel because the author shows her incredible creativity through the imaginitive way she portrays the dragons, beatutiful scenery, and mythical plot. I would recommend this novel to most young adults who enjoy fantasy novels, this novel gives the reader an insightful look into the isolated, yet confused mind of the main character, Kara, and her attempt at resolve.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2003

    The Wonderous Pair of Kara and a Dragon

    Kara, a young girl, has the power to speak to birds by calling them! The people in her settlement believe she has a relationship with dragons. This story, written by Susan Fletcher, is full of fantasy; it has very exciting, but frustrating events. I like this book because it is filled with adventure, and interesting things. This book teaches kids that if they have a struggle in their lives, they're definitely not alone. This author also established a lot of details in the different traits the dragons have. I would recommend this book for any age, if you like adventurous and exciting stories! The story in some way, shape, or form will probably relate to you, and what you might be going through in your life!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2003

    Susan Fletcher takes you off you feet with Flight of the Dragon Kyn

    Flight of the dragon Kyn is about a girl who can communicate with birds. The king asks her to try to call dragons for him so he can slay them. Kara has a difficult time deciding if she should help the king or the dragons. Who will she help? This is a book that will keep you stuck turning pages until the very end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2003

    A joy to read!

    Susan Fletcher writes a fantasy book filled with suspense and many unexpected twists and turns. I loved this novel because it was filled with so much about dragons. It also shows you what life is like as a person with no friends, just because of a special gift. I would recommend this book to young adult readers who enjoy fantasy and adventure packed novels.

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