By Timothy Zahn
Jack Morgan has had it tough. He used to be orphaned at 3, then misplaced his Uncle Virgil ten years later. however the plucky fourteen-year-old didn't comprehend what tough was once till he met Draycos, sole survivor of an boost strength of alien refugees that were brutally ambushed over the realm the place Jack used to be in hiding from the specialists. The K'da poet-warrior had to bond with a bunch, or he may die; the reformed boy thief and con artist wanted a chum, a person he may depend upon as he attempted to transparent his identify. on the grounds that then they've shaped a different staff, made up our minds to discover and divulge these answerable for the slaughter of Draycos's team.
In the months because destiny threw them jointly, they've been via much. but if Jack attempts to hack the pc in an place of work of the infamous Malison Ring, their quest approximately results in the jaws of that mercenary organization's trap.
Luckily, Alison Kayna, a woman Jack had labored with as a reluctant mercenary for one more outfit, involves his rescue. Evading pursuit, they break out to the primitive global of Rho Scorvi, the place she's deliberate a rendezvous with friends.
But on the fringe of Rho Scorvi's hundred-mile-wide woodland, they make a surprising discovery: touring with a bunch of the planet's local Erassvas is a small misplaced colony of Draycos's personal race, the K'da. yet in contrast to Draycos's humans, those K'da--known as Phookas--are sluggish, torpid, and unintelligent. while the Malison Ring tracks Jack's send, the Essenay to Rho Scorvi, Jack realizes that until he and Draycos and a reluctant Alison can lead the Phookas to protection within the woodland, those unlucky creatures turns into the newest sufferers of the genocide that threatens to wipe out their complete race.
Jack has already been a thief, a soldier, and a slave. Now he needs to turn into a herdsman, preserving the Phookas from threat as they trip deep into the unexplored wooded area. yet much more importantly, he needs to shield from the mercenaries and Alison the darkish mystery of the herd and Jack's poet-warrior best friend. provided that they be successful do they stand an opportunity of surviving Rho Scorvi to proceed their quest . . .
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When the car ran out of petrol, they would have to dump it. Neither of them had enough money to fill the tank, and anyway, driving into a garage would be too risky. “We got a full tank,” Harry replied. He sniggered. ” Jason crowed. It was his way of agreeing. Harry slammed his foot down and they shot onto the main road, bringing a blare of protest from a VW that had to swerve to avoid them. They had turned left, heading for Ipswich and the Suffolk coast. Almost at once they were doing seventy miles per hour.
Dragon and Herdsman (Dragonback Series, Book 4) by Timothy Zahn