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Dragon's Blood: The Pit Dragon Chronicles: Book 1

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Enthralling, gritty, classic dragon trilogy.

Book Jane Yolen Fantasy 1982
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Old pro Jane Yolen can really spin a yarn. Her writing is vivid and gritty, even a bit edgy for its time. Every book plays a movie in the reader's mind, but this one is especially clear, with a mesmerizing flow that carries the reader along to its exceptionally satisfying conclusion. With the current popularity of special-effects fantasy epics, how have they missed making a movie out of this series?

This is one of the rare fantasy/science fiction novels with no real villains and no battle between the forces of good and evil, just the enthralling and exciting story of a boy, a dragon, and an invented world that rings true in every clever aspect, both fantastic and human. Young readers will find this hard to put down, and will be eagerly reaching for the next book in the series as soon as they're done.

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