DRAGON AND LIBERATOR

DRAGON AND LIBERATOR
Dragonback #6
Timothy Zahn
YA SF
4 Stars
364 Pages, paperbook

The finale to the DragonBack series.

Jack and Draycos, along with others, save the fleet of immigrants and in the process figure out that a Human/K’da pairing are immune to the Death ray. All the badguys get defeated after much daring-do and Jack ends up as the Ambassador to the new colonists, who have been given a world by the rich guy, who turns out to be Alison’s grandfather.

This was a good YA series. Fantastic Zahn.

Dragon and Judge

Dragon and Judge
Dragonback #5
Timothy Zahn
ya sf
4 stars
318 pages

Jack goes to the planet where his parents died. Finds out that they were Judge-Paladins and that someone from Braxton Universi engineered it. Drayco and Jack are discovering even more abilities, telepathy. Alison and Taneem go off to another planet and are kidnapped by Neverlin to work on cracking the safes that tell where the rendezvous point for the incoming K’da fleet is. She succeeds. Jack also rescues a Starforce pilot who then begins to infiltrate Neverlin right at the end of the book. Enjoyable.

Dragon and Herdsman

Dragon and Herdsman
Dragonback #4
Timothy Zahn
YA SF
4 stars
299 pages

The best of the Dragonback novels so far. Alison comes back into the story, Jack and Drayco find a “colony” of K’da, who seem to have reverted back to animalism, and one of them bonds with Alison and becomes intelligent again. Right at the end there are “leads” that point to Alison working for Neverlin. Personally, I think she is working for Braxton. The plot starts to be less simplistic and more “Zahn’y” ;-). I really am liking this series, the more it goes on, the better!

Dragon and Thief

Dragon and Thief
Dragonback #1
Timothy Zahn
YA sf
4 stars
248 pages

A young former thief, on the run for a crime he actually didn’t commit, hooks up, literally, with a dragon who is the sole survivor of an ambush. Their enemies are linked, so they help each other out. This was meant for teens, and it shows, but it isn’t a bad thing. I’d introduce Zahn to a preteen with this series[Dragonback series] and then lead them on from there 🙂