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Joust (Dragon Jousters, Bk 1)
Joust - Dragon Jousters, Bk 1
Author: Mercedes Lackey
THE SECRET OF THE DRAGONS — Vetch was an Altan serf working the land which had once been his family's farm. Young and slight, Vetch would have died of overwork, exposure, and starvation if not for the anger which was his only real sustenance—anger that he had lost his home and family in a, war of conquest waged by the dragon-riding Jous...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780756401535
ISBN-10: 0756401534
Publication Date: 3/2/2004
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 171 ratings
Publisher: Daw Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed Joust (Dragon Jousters, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 5
I really enjoyed this book. Written in usual Lackey fashion, with well rounded characters it is easy to identify with, and a little influence from Anne Mccaffrey on the dragons. As a dragon story lover, I give it a big thumbs up!
tealily avatar reviewed Joust (Dragon Jousters, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
Well-Written Book. The world it focuses on could be ancient egypt with dragons. It focuses on one boy's life as a serf and what ensues. Good read for older kids or adults.
reviewed Joust (Dragon Jousters, Bk 1) on + 55 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another unique world created by Mercedes Lackey. This book tells the tale of Vetch, an Altan serf whose family farm has been usurped by the conquering nation of Tia. Vetch is freed from an existance worse than that of a slave by a dragon-riding Jouster, who takes him on as his new dragon boy. Vetch learns much of his care for the dragon, and also dragon lore from his jouster, including the secret of how to tame the dragons so they do not need the drug tala to make them subdued. Vetch plans to use his new-found knowledge to tame his own dragon. If he can, he might be able to escape his Tian masters.

While I typically love books written by Lackey, I thought this one was only ok. I didn't think it is bad, but definately not up to her usual standards. Very detailed explainations, however I did not feel as connected to the characters as I am in her other stories. Still could be a good recommendation for a vacation read.
knightslady avatar reviewed Joust (Dragon Jousters, Bk 1) on + 96 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
An another great book from Laskey.......but if you don´t like reading her 500 kingdom books you might not like this series.I read this book well in spain and it was a nice break from understanding spainish
reviewed Joust (Dragon Jousters, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 1
This was the first story by Mercedes Lackey that I had ever read, and I have to say that it was a very fascinating and heartfelt story that seemed to do well in keeping the plot line rolling. The characters were described in a manner that really made you feel like they could be real people, and that's a hard thing to find in some stories.
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kiltedfaerie avatar reviewed Joust (Dragon Jousters, Bk 1) on + 29 more book reviews
This is a pretty good book. For anyone who enjoys stories about dragons, this is the book for you!
trinket7 avatar reviewed Joust (Dragon Jousters, Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
This was a good, fast read. The society of the dragon Jousters is part fantasy and part semi-Egyptian in the presentation of the people, the worship of many gods and a few other ways. Hard to put down.
reviewed Joust (Dragon Jousters, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
As in her other series, Mercedes Lackey has created compelling characters in an richly detailed "other world" society. While predictable, the story is also satisfying, and it raises some deep questions about the nature of leadership, the role of the army, and the causes of war.
FineLQQKn avatar reviewed Joust (Dragon Jousters, Bk 1) on + 173 more book reviews
Great dragon series. It has a different spin on it. IF you like it, try Anne McCaffrey also.

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Vetch (Primary Character)
Ari (Major Character)
Kashet (Major Character)
Avatre (Major Character)
Fictional Places
Tia

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