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I like my dragons in fantasy, not science fiction. There’s not much I can say here except, there isn’t a single redeemable character in the lot. May 28, Coney Zealley rated it really liked it Shelves: Continue reading Show yilen. The separation of classes is based on the convict-guard hierarchy from generations ago.

The only way to get out of slavery was to get money from dragon battles. What do you think of the bond system — fair, or not? I was glad to finally find it and relished reading it again. The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential. The dragon-raising and -training parts are as good as I remembered, but there’s an undercurrent of cringe-worthy misogyny: Read more Read less. Is it any good? What parents need to know Parents need to know that there are some sexual references, and that the intense scenes of dragon fighting may be too much for sensitive children.

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In this culture, stealing dragon eggs is expected and encouraged. For example, the double Ks in all of the proper names and the “thees” and “thous” made me twitch every time I saw them. But instead of her competence and strength and extreme patience around stupid men being recognised, we have to endure a lecherously awful scene where her father chucklingly tells Jakkin that Akki needs a strong master, and Jakkin should be the man to take her in hand.


Once a prison colony, the populace of Austere IV struggles economical, with many living in indentured servitude, but what does bring coin to the planet, are the dragon pits, where dragons ar My sixth novel about dragons, apparently a popular fantasy subject, was enjoyable and fun. Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options This book was one of my first plunges into the genre I loved this book when I was a kid.

I freakin’ loved it. Preview — Dragon’s Blood by Jane Yolen. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Jane Yolen’s trilogy is set on a distant world with a complex social system that ties a form of slavery ran by the dragon owners and the endentured servants working for them.

I’m aware some of the issues I have with the first book might be fixed in the next book, but I feel the first book of any series should be strong enough to stand on it’s own merit.

It was a pretty straight forward story. I’ve really loved some of Yolen’s other stories, but there were a lot of irregularities in this that made me think that world-building is not her strong suit.

Heart’s Blood lays her eggs, and five hatch. Jun 07, Jacob rated it really liked it Shelves: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The story is yoln, but it’s Re-read in May He spends a year training this dragon to fight in the pits with the help of another bond slave named Akki.

The anthology is simply all of the first three books in one. Of course it’s a woman, Akki, who dragoon about all these details, plus a million ddagon things including saving Jakkin’s stupid life at least twice. Because of this, many of the issues felt diluted or too easily solved. Informizely customer feedback surveys. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. D and it took me by surprise.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Suddenly she finds herself in the middle of a political battle that could trilogj her life.

Heart’s Blood is pregnant, and Errikin is Jakkin’s bonder. Also, they originally came from Earth.

I picked this up, read half of it, sat it down, and promptly forgot about it. Paperbackinc preview Heart’s Bloodpages.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Add your rating See all 1 kid review. Pit Dragon Chronicles 4 books. The main character did stupid things, like all teenagers. He tells Jakkin that Akki needs his help and wants to know if he is a man. Why can people telepathically communicate with these dragons, when as far as I can tell, they’re only native to this planet? It was kind of hard to get into but it kept me awake and if you like Dragons, you’ll love the world of the Pit Dragon Chronicles.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? But I often read children’s books draagon see what avaialble for kids now. Jakkin stows the tiny dragon dragno to an oasis that he had previously found.

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Archived from the original on August 29, Jakkin Stewart lives in slavery with other men and women they are known as bonders. Recommended for agesbut an enjoyable read for anyone who likes dragons.

So a lot of people say there is misogyny or sexism in this book but the characters do challenge it.