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by Timothy Zahn

Dragon and Thief, the first novel in the Dragonback series, was named an American Library Association Best Book For Young Adults. The second novel, Dragon and Soldier is another fast-paced, compulsively readable SF adventure featuring an odd couple of reluctant partners on an unusual quest.Draycos, a golden-scaled draconic K'da poet-warrior, was on a scout fleet ship when it was attacked, with him the lone survivor. Forced to find a new symbiotic humanoid host, he found Jack Morgan. Jack has been on his own, making his way by shipping interstellar cargo on the ship he's inherited from his Uncle Virgil, a con-man and thief who met with a fatal accident. Draycos has vowed to uncover those behind a vast conspiracy to wipe out his people, while Jack is determined to find out who framed him for a crime he didn't commit. Virgil, who survives as "Uncle Virge" in the ship's computer, is against their plan. But Draycos once saved Jack's life, so Jack feels an obligation to this strange creature who can slip onto the boy's skin, pressing against it like a living tattoo. Knowing that mercenaries were involved in the ambush that killed Draycos's fleet, Jack enlists in a mercenary outfit that practically enslaves adolescent recruits.But the soldier's life isn't exactly what Jack had bargained for, especially when a mysterious girl is recruited into his group. Strange things are happening, and people and events are not always as they seem.
Download Dragon and Soldier: The Second Dragonback Adventure epub
ISBN: 0765301253
ISBN13: 978-0765301253
Category: Teen
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Timothy Zahn
Language: English
Publisher: Starscape; 1st edition (June 1, 2004)
Pages: 304 pages
ePUB size: 1326 kb
FB2 size: 1214 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 331
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Awesome series, I read this because I was such a fan of all of Timothy Zahn's Star Wars series. And although the protagonist is a young boy it was still highly thrilling. The dragon is such a new an interesting concept from what people are used to. And the adventure is different in each book, though the characters are the same, they continue to get more interesting! Each book has a different setting and theme on various planets with dynamically creative aliens.
This is a really great dragon story. Very different from all the other boy+dragon stories. Very enjoyable.
This is the second book in the Dragonback series. I find these books very interesting - great for adults as well as children. The story is gripping and exciting. The premise of a two-dimensional alien who can become three-dimensional is very good. I enjoy reading the situatuions that Jack and Drayco get into, and the unusual way they get out of them. A great series for all.
One of my favorite series. I bought this to read all of them again!
In order to find out information about the mercenaries that attacked the K'da scout ships that Draycos was a part of Jack joins another mercenary group. In The process he confirms that he is not cut out to be soldier, and the two partners find themselves caught in the middle of a planetary civil war. Well worth the read.
When you buy this book, keep in mind that it is a part of a series. Never the less, it is still the same wonderful work of our old friend Timothy Zahn, and, like a fine wine, his writing also get better with age.
Very entertaining story and well written. I enjoyed seeing the character development over the course of the novel. It also tied in well with the previous one
I enjoyed the is book. The story was fast enough paced to keep you interested and has enough plot twists to keep the story unpredictable.