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Dragon and Thief

Dragon and Thief

The First Dragonback Adventure

Dragonback (Volume 1)

Timothy Zahn





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 Timothy Zahn's Dragon and Thief.

Ages 10 and up

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


Dragon and Thief

"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...


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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