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Old Feb 9 2007, 05:58 PM   #1
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I just started reading Dragon and Thief this past Wednesday. I'm already more than halfway done, it's so good. It's kind of like when I first read Dragonsong.

I'm wondering how many books Tim has written so far of this series.
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Old Feb 17 2007, 06:52 PM   #2
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I can find 34 books by him including the one you're reading. Plus he wrote of the Star Wars screen play.
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Old Feb 18 2007, 04:13 PM   #3
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Uh...Tim hasn't done any screenplay work. He has done the very first Star Wars tie-in (except for ADF's "Splinter...."), the Heir to the Empire trilogy, plus several more books and the scripts for some SW comics.
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I knew he'd been involved with SW. I was given to understand as one of the script writers. Sorry.
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Old Feb 19 2007, 03:27 PM   #5
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This is a series I follow and love (the Dragonback series). I've been reading it for a couple of years now. YA books, but well-told, interesting stories!
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Old Feb 20 2007, 01:21 PM   #6
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NP. He's the one who got me back into SW, and hey, Ep I might have been better if he had been involved in writing it (just as the Ep III novel by Stover was better than the screenbplay.) I just happen to really know his, Aaron, and Mike's degrees of involvement with the franchise.
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Old Jun 10 2007, 03:46 PM   #7
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The newest book is out! I don't know the exact day, but it was recently - this month. I just happened to find see it at the book store the other day... Dragon and Judge. It's pretty good so far.
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What is th series about?
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In a nutshell, it's based on two races... one humanoid and one "dragonish" (though, the "dragons" are slightly smaller than humans). They are symbionts where each dragon is paired with a human host. They are each sentient and intelligent races, however, the dragons are dependent upon their hosts for life in that at least for one hour out of every seven hours, they have to "attach" themselves to their human (they "slide" onto their skin like a tattoo).

That's just a basic background, but not really what the series is about. It's about a boy who happens upon a dragon who's symbiont partner has been killed. The dragon partners with the boy and they take up to help save the dragons race (and that of their symbyont race) from an enemy that is seeking to destroy them.

Sounds kinda weird, but it's really a well told group of stories.
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