The title of the novel that I read is Dragon;s Blood. The author of Dragon;s Blood is Jane Yolen. The major character in Dragon;s Blood, Jakkin, is introduced after the prolog, and talks about how he is looking for a dragon. The reason why he wants a dragon is to fill his ;bond bag; with gold for him. This means that he is a slave and wants to buy himself out of bondage. The setting of Dragon;s Blood is mentioned in the prolog. In the prolog, it states that the boy Jakkin lives on Austar IV, which is a desert planet. When I read this, I immediately thought that there most likely is an Austar III etc. On Austar IV, Jakkin lives in a nursery for dragons. This is where he steals his dragon.
The plot of this book is about Jakkin, who is in bondage. He steals a hatchling from the nursery, and raises it as his own. The reason why he did this, is to free himself from bondage. Jakkin has an external conflict with Akki, Jakkin;s master;s daughter. Jakkin also has an internal conflict with himself. The climax of Dragon;s Blood is when the dragon Red, also known as Heart;s Blood, wins herfirst pit fight. She almost kills her opponent because the other dragon does ;Fools Pride;. ;Fools Pride; is when a really good dragon is defeated and starts to whine implying finish me now. If a dragon kills another dragon then the killer either gets slaughtered or goes straight to the stews. Instead Jakkin persuades Red not to kill the other dragon and therefore Jakkin;s Red wins the tournament. The resolution is when Jakkin is finally freed from bondage. Jakkin;s master Sarkkhan frees him. Sarkkhan becomes Jakkin;s sponsor because only thefirst match is free, the others cost money. Anyone who has the double ;k; in his or her name is either a slave or was a slave.
Jakkin Stewart is the main character, and he is fifteen years old at the present…