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A Sending of Dragons (The Pit Dragon Trillogy)
Series: The Pit Dragon Trillogy
Volume: 3
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 0152051287
Publisher: Harcourt
Price: 5.99
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A Sending of Dragons by Jane Yolen

Description: It is months after Jakkin and Akki fled to their mountain refuge with five dragon hatchlings, the last brood of Heart's Blood, Jakkin's magnificent red dragon. The two humans are able to survive the bitter cold of the Austarian night, thanks to their transformation after Heart's Blood's terrible death; they can also 'send' to each other as well as the dragons.

For a while, things are pleasant enough, eking out their existence and watching the dragons grow, to the point where they can almost forget that they are refugees. But when a copter is spotted circling over the mountain top, they know that it is almost a matter of time before they are found and captured and that they must find a new place to hide.

They work their precarious way up another mountain and find a concealed cave mouth which opens into a network of caverns. At first, Jakkin and Akki think they have found a refuge, but when they discover a huge stack of what can only be dragon bones, they know that this is not the place for them. But when they encounter a dragon 'sending' confused patterns which are similar to those of Heart's Blood, Jakkin is compelled to follow it, and he soon discovers the caverns' secret: a tribe of people who refine metal, a scarce resource on the planet, and who are and are not human, much in the way Jakkin and Akki are.

They become part of the community for a while, learning how to dampen their sendings from each other and in effect, becoming somewhat dulled in general. Then they witness a terrible ritual and know that the time has come to escape before it's too late.

Also in this series are Dragon's Blood, Heart's Blood Return to the Jane Yolen page.

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