Flight of the Dragon Kyn

Flight of the Dragon Kyn

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by Susan Fletcher
     
 

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"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

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"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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442407060
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Series:
Dragon Chronicles
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
463,236
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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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Flight of the Dragon Kyn 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grest book I can't wait to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot was good but over all the book was boring. I expected more based on some of the editorial reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was AWESOME.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whoa whoa im sorry this is the first book i read them out of order!!!!!!!! Dragons milk is the second one!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can someone tell me which one is first please?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 :)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a great one. I loved that it was about Kara, and how the circle of dragon peeps started. An excellent read!