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For example, the janw Ks in all of the proper names and the “thees” and “thous” made me twitch every time I saw them. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Even the dragon-fighting, the thing around which the novel revolves, doesn’t make much sense.

Published May 1st by Magic Carpet Harcourt first published Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the product’s creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners. Re-read in May The only reason the books got a 3 and not a 4 is as an adult I could see things coming, where a younger reader might not, so not as much suspense.

Oct 20, Misti rated it really liked it. He doesn’t even register it, or book it in for its first fight. Why and how did the Austarians first come up with the idea and ability to breed a thirteen foot long fire breathing lizard that can fly? It felt like a cheap rip off of every fantasy novel since the birth of that genre they even greet each other with a version of the star trek Vulcan salute!

Your dad gave you to me, and one day I’ll have enough money that you’ll gladly accept me as your master.

Dragon’s Blood: The Pit Dragon Chronicles: Book 1

Intense Holocaust story makes history real. I mean maybe it’s just me but something tells me a planet full of slaves descended from convicts should be drgaon little less reliant on the honor system to prevent someone from robbing other bondsmen and using the stolen gold to buy their own freedom.


He establishes a telepathic bond with his dragon, and gets help from Akki, a mysterious bond-girl who seems to come and go as she pleases. Be the first to review this title.

The Pit Dragon Trilogy (Pit Dragons) by Jane Yolen

There isn’t a single moment in the book that our protagonist thinks maybe you shouldn’t own people. Not even a little bit suspicious, he steals the dragon and sneaks him off to an area he had set up to train it.

Refresh and try again. The planet the people inhabit has dragons, which almost became extinct until the people stepped in and started to breed them to fight each other in pits. My son and I actually found this book on tape at a truck stop while on a road trip. I actually bought this book for its nostalgic value. Jakkin spends the next few days very annoyed with Erikkin, and training S’Blood. She also invents cuss-words for her world which she readily uses with gusto, making me cringe as if she had actually used a real one.

Also, the author showed how people’s lives became messed up when they dabbled in their vices.

It was cool to see how people got away with things when they were slaves. I guess the nearest equivalent would be a 3rd world country that has a decent tourist trade. However, consi Overall, 3 stars. Pursued by the Wardens, they are forced to leave Golden behind in a cave which they had sheltered in during Dark After, using Heart’s Blood’s body as a door and heater. Showing of 13 reviews. Jane Yolen’s trilogy is set on a distant world with a complex social system that ties a form of slavery ran by the dragon owners and the endentured servants working for them.

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Dragon’s Blood: The Pit Dragon Chronicles: Book 1 Book Review

Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options Get it now on Searching for streaming and purchasing options There are numerous mentions of the “Baggeries,” which are apparently bordellos of some kind, though it’s hard to tell. Since stealing a hatchling is severely punished, he decides to torture himself with what he can’t have by going to visit the new dragons.

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There was magic to the pages of this book, and I for one have not forgotten the touch of that magic During a four-hour period in the night the hane moons overlap and it becomes so cold that humans cannot remain outside without dying. Well worth a read. Read more Read less. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. It probably would have been a bestseller if it was written today.

And won’t you make less money off your dragon?

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He eventually succeeds after having been badly injured during the day’s work, as one of the hatchling dragons was “miscounted”, thus no one would notice if it was missing, though it is eventually tripogy that Sarkkhan had purposely given him the opportunity to steal the hatchling, knowing that Jakkin was literate and could read the breeder’s chart posted on the door. I usually don’t care much what people in non-existent worlds do but the more I think triloyg it, the more annoyed I get.

The second I found it in my school library, I snatched it up I thought it was pt, perhaps a little derivative of McCaffrey’s books, but with its own twists. I’m wondering if I got all the references to drug addiction and prostitution when I read this as a child, because as an adult it leaves me baffled that a short, simple, supposedly-aimed-at-middle-grade story could be so I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?