Dragon and Liberator

The Sixth Dragonback Adventure

Dragonback (Volume 6 of 6)

Timothy Zahn

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In this exciting space adventure, fourteen-year-old Jack Morgan and Draycos, a poet/warrior K'da dragon who can hide himself as a tattoo on Jack's back, have their backs to the wall. Brought together by a twist of fate, these two have been through a lot of scrapes, risking death and imprisonment on worlds far and wide, seeking justice for Jack and information that might save Draycos's people from a genocidal ambush. But now, Neverlin, the man who killed Jack's parents and destroyed the scout fleet of which Draycos was the sole survivor, is about to ambush millions of K'da refugees, and kill them with a Death weapon that kills any living being within its range. To prevent Neverlin from eradicating the K'da race, Jack and Draycos must somehow disable the Death.

But for Jack and Draycos, things never seem to go the way they should. When Jack's friend Alison is captured, Jack gives himself up to keep her from being harmed. Neverlin, with Jack and Draycos as his prisoners, holds all the cards. But desperate times call for desperate measures, as time is running out, not just for our young heroes, but also for the millions of K'da who face annihilation, and resourceful Jack and his remarkable ally will fine a way . . . or die trying.
 
A powerful, thrilling conclusion to this terrific Young Adult six-book series. Fun for readers 10 and older.

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Chapter One
One month.
The words echoed through Draycos’s mind as he lay in his two-dimensional form against Jack Morgan’s back, arms, and  legs. One month.
One month left until the refugee fleet carrying the remainder of his K’da people and their Shontine symbionts arrived here in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way galaxy. One month until their long,wearying journey would be over.
One month until they flew into the ambush that Arthur Neverlin and the Valahgua were preparing for them.
Or perhaps even less than that.

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Praise for Dragon and Liberator

“Tim Zahn is a master of tactics and puts his own edge on complex hard-SF thrillers.” —Kevin J. Anderson
 
“Zahn has always managed to tell an enthralling story in the past, and this one is no exception.” —Science Fiction Chronicle on Dragon and Slave
 
“This is a great read whatever your age.” — Science Fiction Chronicle on Dragon and Soldier
 
“These are good, old-fashioned, SF thrillers aimed at teenagers but recommended to readers of all ages looking for a fast, suspenseful romp.” —Vector on the Dragonback Series

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Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn is the Hugo Award–winning author of more than thirty SF novels, including the first five Dragonback novels, as well as Night Train to Rigel, The Third Lynx, and Blackcollar: The Judas Solution. He has also written the all-time bestselling Star Wars spinoff novel, Heir to the Empire, and other Star Wars novels, including the recent Allegiance. He lives in Oregon.

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Dragon and Liberator
The Sixth Dragonback Adventure
Timothy Zahn

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Tom Doherty Associates
Starscape
May 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429951562
ISBN10: 1429951567
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages
Age Range: 10 to 18
Grade Range: 5 and up
$7.99

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Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Starscape
May 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765314192
ISBN10: 0765314193
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 368 pages
Age Range: 10 to 18
Grade Range: 5 and up
$17.95

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Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
June 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765333803
ISBN10: 0765333805
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages
Age Range: 6 to 10
$22.99
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