Dragon's Blood (Pit Dragon Chronicles Series #1)

Dragon's Blood (Pit Dragon Chronicles Series #1)

by Jane Yolen

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Overview

Dragon's Blood (Pit Dragon Chronicles Series #1) by Jane Yolen

Dragons are trained to fight to the death, and two determined teens help free them in this spellbinding saga.

Training a dragon to be a fighting champion is the only way to freedom for fifteen-year-old Jakkin.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152051266
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Series: Pit Dragon Chronicles Series , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 158,090
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

JANE YOLEN has written more than two hundred books for children and adults, including the three volumes in the Young Merlin Trilogy: Passager, Hobby, and Merlin. She has won several of the most prestigious awards in children's literature. Ms. Yolen lives in western Massachusetts and Scotland.

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Dragon's Blood 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
its a great adventure and thrill. one of the best books i ever read!!!
selkie_girl on LibraryThing 5 days ago
The book is set in a futuristic world with a medieval feel to it. The most popular sport is dragon fighting. Young Jakkin is a servant in a dragon barn which raises dragons to enter the ring, he will continue to be a servant until he can get enough money to buy his freedom. He steals a dragon hatchling in hopes of buying his bond from his master. The book is a fun read, though sometimes lags at times. The characters are interesting and the aspects for raising and training dragons are unique in this book. The chance that the character might get caught at any time makes it suspenseful. Though there is no magic and very little technology in the book unlike many medieval and science fiction books. Readers might get hung up on some of the technical vocabulary that has been made up by the author to explain the dragons. This book is suitable for either gender.
wombatboi on LibraryThing 5 days ago
I loved this story when I was younger and I can remember being fascinated by dragons. This book only strengthened my obsession and I found myself wishing I could train a dragon of my own. The story itself is captivating and sheds a new light on dragons in comparison to the doom-and-gloom image dragons are always given. The writing is excellent and the world that Jane Yolen creates is realistic and you easily feel yourself drawn into this society where dragons are trained and fought for sport.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short, but very entertaining. I love the communication and bond the character has with the dragon. I would definitely recommend this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much, i wrote a report on it! My mom didnt want me to, since i had already read it, but i insisted. I love Jakkin!
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BluHawk More than 1 year ago
I love anything to do with dragons, and this book was right up my alley! I particularly liked how much character and personality the author gave the dragons. It was overall a well-told story, and I look forward to the next book. If you liked this book, you will probably also like "Joust" by Mercedes Lackey, "Dragon Champion" by E.E. Knight, "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini, and "Dragon Flight" by Ann McCaffrey.
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The Pit Dragon series is a fun and entertaining series. These books are relatively clean for younger children, and hardly say any curse words, if any. I could hardly put down the books.
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I extremely enjoyed this book, and its goal to enthrall young readers in adventure. The main idea of even people in the worst of situations have a chance at greatness really touched my heart. Throughout reading the book Jakkin's adventure keeps you on the edge and reading into the late hours of the night. Throughout the book the reader is kept on their seat with adventure and action. I never though I would be able to relax when reading this book. I almost cried when Jakkin awoke from his injury and realized that the hatching had occurred, and he had lost his greatest chance at gaining a dragon. He doesn't quit though. When he recovers in the dead of night he sneaks into the hatchery to see if he can find a dragon. The bad part is all the baby hatchlings are counted, and dragon stealing is a very serious crime. Will Jakkin be able to find his own dragon and escape bonding? I'll leave that for the readers. As Jakkin goes through his adventure on the planet of Austar IV in a small town, he and his friends Akki, Slakk, and Errikkin try to avoid Likkarn and their master Sakkarn as they survive as bonders. Compared to other books about dragons I've read this is by far the best. I had to force my self to put this book down at night. The characters, style, setting, and plot were perfect in my opinion. Jane Yolen did an excellent job writing this book. I highly recommend you go out and get this book now!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this series about 20 years ago (I am thinking that the publish date of 5/1/004 is the re-release with new covers). If you are a fan of fantasy and most especially of dragons, this series will captivate you. The characters are well developed and interesting, and you will be enchanted by the dragons. I lent a friend all 3 of these books, and never got them back, so I bought them again. That is how good they are.
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