By Timothy Zahn
Dragon and Thief, the 1st novel within the Dragonback sequence, was once named an American Library organization top ebook For teens. the second one novel, Dragon and Soldier is one other fast paced, compulsively readable SF event that includes a strange couple of reluctant companions on an strange quest.
Draycos, a golden-scaled draconic K'da poet-warrior, was once on a scout fleet send whilst it used to be attacked, with him the lone survivor. compelled to discover a brand new symbiotic humanoid host, he stumbled on Jack Morgan. Jack has been on his personal, making his manner by way of transport interstellar shipment at the send he's inherited from his Uncle Virgil, a con-man and thief who met with a deadly twist of fate. Draycos has vowed to discover these in the back of an enormous conspiracy to wipe out his humans, whereas Jack is decided to determine who framed him for against the law he didn't devote. Virgil, who survives as "Uncle Virge" within the ship's laptop, is opposed to their plan. yet Draycos as soon as kept Jack's existence, so Jack feels a duty to this unusual creature who can slip onto the boy's dermis, urgent opposed to it like a dwelling tattoo. figuring out that mercenaries have been inquisitive about the ambush that killed Draycos's fleet, Jack enlists in a mercenary outfit that virtually enslaves adolescent recruits.
But the soldier's existence isn't precisely what Jack had bargained for, specifically whilst a mysterious lady is recruited into his team. unusual issues are taking place, and other people and occasions aren't continuously as they appear.