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Dragon and Thief

The First Dragonback Adventure

Dragonback (Volume 1)

Timothy Zahn

Starscape

Fourteen-year-old orphan Jack Morgan is hiding out.

In a spaceship.

Falsely accused of a crime, he pilots his Uncle Virgil's spaceship to a remote and uninhabited planet hoping to escape capture. When another ship crashes after a fierce battle, Jack rescues the sole survivor-- a K'da warrior names Draycos. It turns out Draycos can help Jack clear his name. All they have to do is team up. No problem, right?

Until Jack learns that Draycos is not your average alien.

Ages 10 and up

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Dragon and Thief
CHAPTER 1"Draycos? Come on, symby, shake a scale."Draycos looked up from the systems monitor he'd been watching, his ears swiveling upward toward the voice. Polphir, his Shontine host, was halfway up the ladder to the Havenseeker's main navigation bubble, looking quizzically down at him. "Come on where?" Draycos called back. "We're here. We've arrived. Our job is over.""Hardly, my good but lazy K'da," Polphir said dryly. "All the long-range navigation may be finished, but we still have to double-check the location of that planet down there. Come on, let's go.""Very well, my
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Praise for Dragon and Thief

"The opener of the Dragonback series is a romp of a space thriller. Readers will welcome further adventures."--Booklist

"Well paced and smoothly narrated. Jack and Draycos learn to trust each other-- and discover they have enemies in common."--Kirkus Reviews

"This start to a new SF adventure series from Hugo Award-winner Zahn keeps the story moving at breakneck speed."--Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Timothy Zahn

  • Timothy Zahn is the author of more than forty science fiction novels. He has also written many short stories, as well as Cascade Point, which won the Hugo Award for best novella. His other works include the Dragonback series, of which Dragon and Thief was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and the bestselling Star Wars™ novel, Heir to the Empire. Zahn lives in Oregon.
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Dragon and Thief

The First Dragonback Adventure

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Timothy Zahn

American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, VOYA's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List
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