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View all 4 comments. One character is addicted to a ddragon drug. It has the irritating kid who gets dragged into a revolutionary conspiracy, a society that revolves around blood sports, a surprisingly dark world in which slavery and prostitution are normal parts of life, and strange pseudo-mystical plot twists that make you question whether the author had a plan or just made it up as she went along.

And besides, once your mute dragon has fought a few rounds, won’t people know oit by reputation anyway? 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?

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

It was a pretty straight forward story. My sixth novel about dragons, apparently a yollen fantasy subject, was enjoyable and fun. Now lets look at what we learn from going back to the excerpt: There are better books out there that they should spend their time reading. Informizely customer feedback surveys. Jakkin manumits the uane Erikkin, and Heart’s Blood dies from a stinger shot in the neck, her body saving Jakkin and Akki.

Jun 07, Jacob rated it really liked it Shelves: I picked this book up by accident, thinking it was Dealing With Dragonswhich a friend recommended to me. User Reviews Parents say Kids say. 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.


Jakkin vows never to let this happen to his dragon. The male bondsmen a mane way of saying “slave” don’t interact with women, none of the work is done by women, women are very much “other” in every way.

Feb 06, Put. 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.

Families can talk about the Austarian system and how it parallels our own. I actually bought this book for its nostalgic value.

I enjoyed his connection to dragons and it made me want to have a pet dragon. Maybe some of these questions are answered in the following books, but honestly the author did such a poor job exploring her own world in this book that I just don’t care.

Pit Dragon Chronicles Series

If a person steals an egg that contains a dragon, you’re still short a hatchling, you just don’t know it. Since I initially skipped reading the excerpt at the beginning, let’s look at what we learn from the book alone: To ask other readers questions about Dragon’s Bloodplease sign up.


I read this whole series in aroundand liked yolenn a lot. Austar IV was suppose to be a penal colony, wouldn’t they have sent them off with livestock or supplies?

Pit Dragon Chronicles 4 books. Overall, it is a good read for a young adult between the ages of eight and fourteen.

Jakkin dreams of one day being a master, our hero people. The humans eventually managed to tame some of the dragons, and train them. Once a prison colony, the populace of Austere IV struggles economical, with many living in indentured servitude, but what does bring coin to the planet, are the dragon pits, where dragons ar My sixth novel ddagon dragons, apparently a popular fantasy subject, was enjoyable and fun.


That is the beauty of fiction. There isn’t a single moment in the book that jqne protagonist thinks maybe you shouldn’t own people. In the end, Akki leaves the nursery. Three stars, because dragons.

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These books are meant for younger readers. What parents need to know Parents need to know that there are some sexual references, and that the intense scenes of dragon fighting may be too much for sensitive children. Jakkin bonds with the hatchlings by letting them taste his blood. This was one of the last books I read in middle school I was working through the library alphabetically: Books by Jane Yolen. There aren’t any reviews yet.

Akki’s insistence that she return to the Rokk to finish her training and begin new experiments drives a chasm between her and Jakkin.

During a four-hour period in the night the two moons overlap and it becomes so cold that humans cannot remain outside without dying. Return to Book Page.

I’d recommend it to readers looking for something like Anne McCaffrey’s dragon books. Amazon Second Chance Pass it dagon, trade it in, give it a second life. If they have spaceships, surely they should have AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

The only way to get out of slavery was to get money from dragon battles.