Dragon and Judge: The Fifth Dragonback Adventure

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Macmillan, Jun 3, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
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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!

 

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User Review  - SparklePonies - LibraryThing

Really like the way the relationships are developing. Interesting plot. A real adventure and it's hard to tell who is friend and foe as the plot thickens. Can't wait to read the next (and final) adventure. Read full review

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User Review  - Overstock.com

I couldnt put the book down once I started reading. Dragons have always been a favorite subject of mine so I couldnt ask for a better series of books. Now to get a hold of Dragon and Judge! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
22
Section 3
31
Section 4
44
Section 5
55
Section 6
64
Section 7
76
Section 8
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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About the author (2008)

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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