Fourteen-year-old orphan Jack Morgan is hiding out.
In a spaceship.
Falsely accused of a crime, he pilots his Uncle Virgil's spaceship to a remote and uninhabited planet hoping to escape capture. When another ship crashes after a fierce battle, Jack rescues the sole survivor-- a K'da warrior names Draycos. It turns out Draycos can help Jack clear his name. All they have to do is team up. No problem, right?
Until Jack learns that Draycos is not your average alien.
Ages 10 and up
""The opener of the Dragonback series is a romp of a space thriller. Readers will welcome further adventures.""--Booklist
""Well paced and smoothly narrated. Jack and Draycos learn to trust each other-- and discover they have enemies in common.""--Kirkus Reviews
""This start to a new SF adventure series from Hugo Award-winner Zahn keeps the story moving at breakneck speed.""--Publishers Weekly