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Dragon's Heart: The Pit Dragon Chronicles, Volume Four (Pit Dragon Chronicles, 4) Paperback – February 7, 2011
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Austar IV isn't the planet it once was, and when Jakkin and Akki finally return to the dragon nursery, their homecoming arouses mixed emotions. Together they've survived the insurmountable, and now they can weather the brutal conditions of Dark After and communicate with the dragons they love. But with this knowledge comes responsibility. What they've learned about survival could transform the planet--or, if entrusted to the wrong hands, bring about its destruction. Akki's insistence that she return to the Rokk to finish her training and begin new experiments drives a chasm between her and Jakkin. Suddenly she finds herself in the midst of a political battle that could claim her life. Only Jakkin can save her. If only he could reach her. . . .
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"Yolen’s world-building remains accomplished, and the characters are engaging and sympathetic."--The Horn Book Magazine
". . . fans of the initial trilogy will eagerly read this addition to the series. An introduction and preface allow those new to the series to read this title without reading the first three books, but reading the books in order will undoubtedly be more rewarding."--VOYA (3Q3P)
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- Publisher : HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (February 7, 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 054739862X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0547398624
- Reading age : 12 years and up
- Grade level : 7 - 9
- Item Weight : 9.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.5 x 0.91 x 7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #356,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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All of that said, I enjoyed J's & A's adventure and the discoveries, and I recommend the series to dragon lovers and readers of YA fantasy.
I found the series and bought the first book, and enjoyed it just as much as I did many years ago. I just concluded the series for the first time, and I loved it. The writing style was excellent and delivered the story in a brilliant manner that made me want to read late into the night.
I'd recommend this book to everyone! Great read regardless of age!
I love the shipping I ordered from "Full Paper Jacket" and got the product on time and in GREAT shape nothing was wrong with the book even though I bought it used and in "fair" condition!!!! I could have sworn it was new ... well other than the library sticker on the outside spine :P
There were no faded pages none where ripped crinkled and no surprise jam finger prints that often find their way into used books.
This one begins with Jakkin and Akki escaping from their captivity at the hands of the trogs and returning to the dragon nursery that was their home. But after being gone a year and because of some things they did before they left, they are returning to a world that is very different than the one they left.
The bonders revolted, the senate freed all the bonders, and the Federation has embargoed the planet for not more than fifty years. And Akki and Jakkin have changed beyond measure too. They spent the night in the egg sack of Jakkin's dying dragon to escape the bitter cold of the Dark-After and when they left it they could tolerate the cold and speak mind to mind with each other and with dragons.
Akki is determined to discover how they developed their powers. She wants to find some sort of vaccine that will let others survive the cold and speak mind to mind but without the necessity of killing the female dragons. Jakkin is even more determined to protect the dragons.
Both have harrowing adventures as Akki learns that all the rebels weren't shipped off the prison planets or rehabilitated and Jakkin is recaptured by the trogs who had held them captive.
The story was engaging and entertaining. I was swept into the story even though I barely remembered the first three books. The writing was wonderful. But, what else could one expect from Jane Yolen? Fantasy fans middle grade and up will enjoy this adventure story and will be eagerly searching out the previous three books in the series.
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