Thought dead by friends and family after the Rokk explosion, Jakkin and Akki spent a year hiding in the mountains and were captured by Trogs, sort-of humans who speak telepathically. The youngsters escape by hiding in a dead dragon’s carcass, then realize that they can mentally communicate with dragons, just as the Trogs do. This dragon’s blood bath also allows them to survive in the paralyzing cold of Dark-After, when no humans can remain outdoors. How can they explain their survival, their “return from the dead”?
With the planet closed off from Federation traffic after the Rokk dragon-fighting arena explosion, can the people of Austar IV afford to feed the pit dragons? What do the powerful people of the City want with Jakkin and Akki, now that all the bond-slaves have been freed? Politics? Sabotage? Murder? 400 pages
This long-awaited sequel to A Sending of Dragons answers many questions about the dragons of Austar IV and the gifts that Jakkin and Akki want to bring to the people of the planet.
Recommended by: Katy Manck, Librarian-at-Large (retired academic/corporate/school librarian), Gilmer, Texas, USA