Dragon and Thief: The First Dragonback Adventure

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Macmillan, 2003 - Fiction - 254 pages
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Timothy Zahn has been entertaining science fiction readers young and old for more than twenty years with exciting, thought-provoking adventures; now, with Dragon and Thief he offers his first new series in a number of years, one that's sure to delight all his fans and gain new readers as well. It's called Dragonback because Jack Morgan has a dragon on his back--literally. We think of dragons as enormous fire-breathing, flying creatures of myth. But in Jack's universe, dragons--or, more precisely, the dragon like K'da--are big, but they also depend on being in a symbiotic relationship with a humanoid. And when the K'da warrior known as Draycos is the sole survivor of a space battle and must find a new bondmate or die, for better or worse Jack happens to be the only available host.

They may be an odd couple, but together they're more than the sum of their parts; they are destined to travel far and wide, facing many perils--human, alien, and other, as they seek justice and safety--Jack for himself, and Draycos for his people.

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User Review  - WetheReaders - LibraryThing

Timothy Zahn writes consistently high-quality science fiction/adventure stories, with a good dash of political intrigue. This series is aimed at teens or younger readers, and it shows, as Zahn keeps ... Read full review

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User Review  - SparklePonies - LibraryThing

A bit fantastical in the details but a good enough read I've checked out the next in the series. Teen and dragon with symbiotic arrangement battle the bad guys through space. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Timothy Zahn won a Hugo Award for his novella, Cascade Point. He's the author of the all-time bestselling original Star Wars tie-in novel Heir to the Empire, and of the popular Blackcollar, Cobra, and Conquerors military SF series. His recent works include the novels Angelmass and Manta's Gift. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.