|Plot Summary of Dragon's Blood|
This is the story of Jakkin, a young boy who is a servant at a dragon farm. The whole story takes place on a faraway planet, Austair IV whose economy is based around dragons who fight in pits. It is a former penal colony and people are divided up into masters and bonders.
The bonders are the equivalent of indentured servants and they must “fill their bag” before they can be free. The bag is worn around their neck at all times and their coins are put into the bag until they have enough to be free. The masters are primarily dragon owners, breeders, and fighters.
Jakkin works as a stallboy in the stable where the male dragons are kept for breeding. He helps to bathe the dragons and clean out their stalls. He dreams of freedom, though, and plans to achieve it by stealing a dragon hatchling and raising it to be a fighter.
This synopsis report prepared by Bridgette Redman
|Chapter Analysis of Dragon's Blood|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
- great warrior
- dragon buddy
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
- very controlled society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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