Dragon and Judge (Dragonback Series #5)

Dragon and Judge (Dragonback Series #5)

by Timothy Zahn
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Dragon and Judge (Dragonback Series #5) by Timothy Zahn

Orphaned at the age of three, brought up by his con man Uncle Virgil, Jack Morgan has done things that even in the future in space are unusual. But when he rescued Draycos, a dragon-like symbiont, from certain death, his life became a series of breathtaking adventures. With the help of Draycos, who can leap onto Jack's back and become what looks like a tattoo, Jack has been doing everything he can to find out who ambushed the scout-fleet of Draycos's people, the K'da and Shontine, leaving Draycos the sole survivor.. Now, just when Jack thinks he may finally be on the trail of the information he needs, he's kidnapped by aliens, who ask him to be a judge for them, as, they reveal, his parents had once been.

Jack's friend Alison Kayna, and her newly acquired K'da symbiont Taneem, are also kidnapped, and she is forced by two of the conspirators to open the booby-trapped safes from the K'da/Shontine scout fleet, to try and learn the rendezvous point of the larger fleet. With the help of Jack's Uncle Virge and his ship Essenay, Jack and Draycos escape and rescue Alison, but they are unable to gain the information they desperately need to save the refugee fleet… and precious time is running out!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765352774
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 06/03/2008
Series: Dragonback Series , #5
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Timothy Zahn has written more than thirty SF novels, including Dragon and Thief, Dragon and Soldier, Dragon and Slave and Dragon and Herdsman, the first four Dragonback novels; as well as Night Train to Rigel, The Green and the Gray, Blackcollar: The Judas Solution, the all-time bestselling Star Wars spinoff novel, Heir to the Empire, and as a number of other best-selling Star Wars novels. Winner of the Hugo Award, he lives in Oregon.

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Dragon and Judge (Dragonback Series #5) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
By the time he was three years old Jack Morgan was an orphan. His con artist Uncle Virgil raised him in a strange manner as befits the man¿s occupation of swindling people all over space.--------- Jack knew no other lifestyle until he saves the life of Draycos, a symbiont dragon looking species. They become friends and set off on learning who destroyed Draycos¿ K'da/Shontine people with the skill of Draycos leaping onto Jack¿s back and turning into what looks like a tattoo when necessary. As they find clues, aliens abduct Jack to serve as a judge even as a plot rises to set him up for arrest. At the same time his friend Alison Kayna and her newly acquired symbiont are kidnapped by those willing to torture her to obtain information so that they can annihilate the K'da/Shontine fleet. Jack and Draycos must save the day or at least Alison and her symbiont must, but their chances for success seem almost impossible.--------------- Although the Dragonback series targets teens, readers of all ages will appreciate the well written saga (see DRAGON AND SOLDIER). DRAGON AND JUDGE is a terrific tale that plays out on two levels, the ethnic cleansing of a species and the attempts to criminalize Jack with a clever frame. As with the previous four novels, this book can stand alone as a superior outer space action thriller.----------- Harriet Klausner
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the earlier books in this series, but Jack's rapidly escalating arrogance in this one (and Alison's continuing obnoxious behavior) made this book practically unreadable.
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GmaCrazy14 More than 1 year ago
I'm giving this book just 1 star because I haven't read it yet! It's not available as a NookBook. This is really dumb, you've got 1-4 & #6, but not #5 of the series. I live in the country without easy access to book stores, so online purchases are great for me, so this is a real let down. BTW, I've also looked on Amazon & a few other eReader sites & none of them has it either. Guess I'll go to Timothy Zahn's website & see if there are any comments out there like mine, surely I'm not the only one wondering about why this one book hasn't been setup as an eBook somewhere...
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I absolutely love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lame pun awesome book would recomend this and any of the other dragon back books to any who are looking for a good book that you won't wanna put down. The story of Jack 'Morgan' and his symboiant Draycos the Poet-Warrior of K'da has expanded to include Alison Kanya and the former phooka turned K'da warrior-ish i should say. I dont want to spoil any thing but things get clearer as the story unravles further about the death of jack parents, some brumgas get scared witless (if they had any to begin with) and freedom rainsfor many and one. Thats all i will say you will just have to read this book and the other if you haent already to learn more. And zahn if you ever read these id like to thank you for these hours of entertinment and adventure.