Fourteen-year-old Jack Morgan has gone through a lot since he met Draycos, a dragon-like K'da warrior he saved when everyone else in Draycos' scout fleet was killed in an ambush. Ever since, Jack and Draycos, who slips onto Jack's back like a living tattoo, have been trying to track down the people responsible for the massacre.On the planet Brum-a-dum Jack gets hired to work on a plantation owned by a Brummga whose family has ties to mercenary groups. One of those groups might have been involved in the ambush.Jack's a terrific thief, and managed to do a passable imitation of a mercenary, but those talents don't help him much on the plantation. Here, he's just one of many slaves, with little hope of finding the information he came for. But that's not his biggest problem now. The slavemaster knows Jack's no ordinary slave, and has his eye on him. Jack, who's been in tight spots before, knows that can only mean trouble.On the heavily fortified grounds of the alien plantation, there's no way to get out, and nobody to help him. Nobody, that is, except Draycos. Jack can only hope that's enough. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
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1 . An amazing book that grabs your attention in just the first page.
Posted June 04, 2010 by Kayla , Largo, FLI was caught in these books web since the first one, and the series just keeps getting better. The characters seem to just jump off the page. This is one of the few series I've been able to stick with that was able to beat the original. This series just seems to keep getting better with each book. I highly recommend it.
May 29, 2006
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Excerpt from Dragon and Slave by Timothy Zahn
His Ticket Out of Here
It took a little more work and ingenuity to assemble the props he needed for his show. If everything worked as he planned, he'd be able to leave the slave fields. It all hinged on Crampatch's spoiled daughter, if she showed, and he impressed her, he'd have his meal ticket punched to Crampatch's mansion.
He went through his tricks. The slaves were loving it; but to Jack's increasingly worried annoyance, the audience he'd really hoped for was nowhere in sight.
He kept the show going for over an hour before privately giving up, and was on his last few lines of patter when he turned casually back to the table, spotting an approaching car.
And in it were Crampatch and his spoiled daughter. Here to pick up a new toy.
This was his chance. For his grand finale, he launched into his most complex juggling routine, following it with his best card and rope tricks. The audience exploded into a wild racket of applause, cries, hoots, grunts, whistles, and squawks.
Crampatch's right-hand man bulled his way through the dispersing crowd.
"Crampatch's daughter wants a new toy. You're it."
"I'm honored," Jack said.
"Don't be," the man warned. "You think you're treated badly out here, just wait until you get into the house."