Jakkin, a 15-year-old bond boy, works with many others in Sarkkhan's worm farm/nursery on the desert planet Austar IV. Jakkin plans to steal a baby dragon from the farm to raise, hoping to train the dragon to fight and earn him enough money to buy himself out of bond, as well as the dragon's freedom.
Eventually, with the help of Akki, a girl at the nursery, he succeeds and names his dragon Heart's Blood. After a year of training and growing, Akki arranges a way for Jakkin and his beautiful red dragon to engage in their first battle.
©2004 Jane Yolen; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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"Old story brought to life."
My first introduction to this was PBS story break. Loved it then, love it now. Great sci-fi touches without being too heavy on the tech. interesting work up on the world.
I enjoyed this book. The reader was very good. I look forward to listening to more from this author.
"Old story but good"
This was subjected by a friend. It was a slow start but was drawn in by the characters.
"Great story, weird voices"
I love this story and the narrator was decent except some of the voices were really weird.
"Love the book, mediocre narrator"
This book has been with me for a long time, and I'm listening to it again for fun. It's too similar to the Pern novels to have 5 stars on its own, but it's very good all the same.
The narrator was overdramatic in some places and ridiculous in others. The voice he made for the cook sounded like a Monty Python sketch about Slovakian women. Not a compliment. Sure, every character had their own voice, but they were heavy handed at best.
the story was very well writen. The narator could have used a bit more highs and lows in there voice.. other than that a good listen.
the second book.
he has good pronousuation
it a good book but it kind started off slow it was getting kinda wordy.
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