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Dragon's Blood Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis 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 report prepared by Bridgette Redman








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Plot & Themes

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    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   great warrior Adversaries are…    -   dragon buddy Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book GIANT monster(s)    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   slave Age:    -   a teen

Setting

Terrain    -   Desert 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?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex in book?    -   Yes 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

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