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Even the dragon-fighting, the thing around which the novel revolves, doesn’t make much sense. Jun 17, Gwyn rated it it was ok Shelves: As a woman, I really don’t appreciate reading about that. I don’t remember a whole lot from them, but I have some fuzzy images.

It was totally unnecessary as well; it’s possible to create a character whose evil or even morally objectionable and have them still be likable.

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

After witnessing very sanguine and very disturbing rituals, in which dragons were sacrificed at the birth of every child, Jakkin and Akki escape, taking a few dragons along with them. Also, the ending was nauseatingly pro-eugenics and pro-indentured servitude.

Henkky who tells him not to trust Golden. There was a problem filtering reviews right dravon. Talk to your kids about Lists with This Book.

This is the only place I managed to find this book- I can’t wait to re-read it! Such harsh conditions are why Austar IV was chosen as a place to send convicts. A slave can earn enough money to buy their freedom.

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 revealed 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.


Jakkin Stewart lives in slavery with other men and women they are known as bonders.

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If only the pages in between were actually entertaining. Every book plays a movie in the reader’s mind, but this one is especially clear, with a mesmerizing flow that carries the reader along to its exceptionally satisfying conclusion. Learn how we rate.

I think this book falls into junior, although i have some questions about pit fighting being a great topic for kids. Pit fighting aside, i think the trilohy of the world was set up to be a little more complex; not just the bad overlords v.

The Pit Dragon Trilogy

S’Blood wins the fight but is hamstrung, and killed in the Stews. Seriously are there any non slave owning people on this horrible excuse for a planet? My sixth novel about dragons, apparently a popular fantasy subject, was enjoyable and fun. However, considering some of the other books Yolen has written, it’s not such a surprise. Jun 11, elissa rated it really liked it Shelves: However, since this is the first book of a trilogy, I think Yolen will address the unanswered questions in the later books.

Then in later books the two heroes are “reborn” through a dying dragon which causes them to be permanently changed and disgusted with eating meat because they can now sense life like never before. I could not put these books down. But that’s just me.

It’s pretty obvious that the women in this world aren’t really considered people. I should have a review of that one to post shortly. Her writing is vivid and gritty, even a bit edgy for its time.

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First of all, this was a children’s book and yes, perhaps it it is not politically correct for today where feminism is concerned, it does create a world that did not exist before its inception. Harcourt Brace Publication date: How Tech Is Changing Childhood. In fact, we end the book with Jakkin dreaming of one day buying Akki.


When he wakes up all the eggs have hatched. I guess the nearest equivalent would be a 3rd world country that has a decent tourist trade. Jun 11, Claudine rated it liked it Shelves: Nov 21, Rayna rated it it was ok. Get fast, free shipping with Drgon Prime. Now lets look at what we learn from going back to the excerpt: Heart’s Blood is pregnant, and Errikin is Jakkin’s bonder.

Especially after reading, what amounts to pti entirety of my middle schools fiction section. I’m going to keep this short. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? I thought it was fine, perhaps a little derivative of McCaffrey’s books, but with its own twists. Our ratings are based on child development best practices. Although Jakkin does not know what would be best for Austar, and he does not want to leave Heart’s Blood, he eventually agrees in order to rescue Akki.

To view it, click here. Humanity arrived long ago on the planet Austar IV and slowly carved an existence for themselves out of the desert planet. But with this knowledge comes responsibility.

I reread this since my 9 year old was interested in reading it.