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Heart's Blood: The Pit Dragon Trilogy, Volume Two Paperback – December 15, 1996


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 - 12
  • Lexile Measure: 800L (What's this?)
  • Series: Pit Dragon Trilogy (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Magic Carpet Books (December 15, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152008659
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152008659
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,358,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Eloquent . . . rich in symbolism."--The Horn Book
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Jane Yolen is a highly acclaimed children's author who has written hundreds of books for adults and children and has won numerous awards. She and her husband divide their time between Massachussetts and Scotland.
 
 

Customer Reviews

I took it home and read it in 2-3 days.
"rosebuddy11"
The author makes you feel so close to the people and the dragons and gives the dragons almost human traits.
Turboco"Greg"
Although I have not finished the book, it shows great promise towards the end of the book.
Dallas Clinton

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Robert Crookall on December 8, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is the longest, and probably the most intricate story in the Pit Dragons trilogy. It takes us out of the small confines of the dragon nursery, and into the complex and dangerous world of the wider Austarian society and its relationship with the Galaxian Federation.
Having freed himself from the bond-slave caste, Jakkin goes in search of his beloved Akki, who has become involved in the dangerous power-struggles of the planet, through her association with the enigmatic Senator Golden. Jakkin and his dragon, Heart's Blood (who has just had five hatchlings), go to the planet's capital - Rokk Major, where Akki has been spying on a group of rebels who oppose the caste system. He eventually finds her, but by this time they are both trapped in the middle of a terrifying plot that threatens the entire society of the dragon planet.
As with the other two books, it conveys empathy for the characters which is powerful and unique. The ending of this book is perhaps the most deeply moving and touching part of the whole series.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 24, 2004
Format: Paperback
I think Jane Yolen out did herself and hit a homerun, with Hearts Blood, an extraordinary book. In this vivid storyline, a boy named Jakkin risks his life, his dragon Hearts Blood's life, and his dragons hatchlings life, to save his love Akki. The risk was being involved with the rebels who are against the republic and the republic send people down to the colony to keep everything in order but then the rebels exploded the side of the Major dragon pit called in the city of Rokk. The people from the republic think Akki and Jakkin did it so they flee. Will the republic find them or not, what will happen to Jakkin and Akki? read Hearts Blood to find out. I've read the whole series, and many of her other books such as; Devils Arithmetic, The rest of the Pit Dragon trilogy, Merlin, and Armageddon Summer. Her word choice was great because she uses words that you wouldn't normally know the meaning to, but when she uses them you do; such as, "Myriad of colors", and she is very imaginative in the ways she described the dragons.
I highly recommend this book to all young adults.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "rosebuddy11" on December 4, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book was one of the best books I have ever read. I read alot, I mean reading is basiclly my whole life! My family and I were in the book store one day and said she would buy us all one book. One book? How was it possible to choose? There were so many! I started to scan the sci-fi/fantasy section(my personal favorite genre) when I came to a book called Dragon's Blood. I love fantasy, adventure, mid-evil, dragons kind of stuff so I stopped to read the back. When I finished, I was certain this was the right book to choose. I took it home and read it in 2-3 days. I couldn't put it down. The word choice was excellent, because even though I'm only 13, I understood everything. I couldn't stop thinking and talking about it so my older sister read it. She loved it too. (...) I knew there were more books after Dragon's Blood. This was my chance to use it! I can't wait for my new books to come in the mail! If you are reading this and havn't read these books, I seriously recomend you do a.s.a.p. All books have effects on your life, this one made me wonder if there really is another planet with dragons!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Turboco"Greg" on February 8, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is one of the best books I have ever read. This is the second book in a trilogy written by Jane Yolen called "The Pit Dragon Trilogy". I read the first book "Dragons Blood" which is also excellent. The book is very interesting and her descriptions of what is going on makes you feel like you are actually there. The author makes you feel so close to the people and the dragons and gives the dragons almost human traits. The main dragon in the book is Heart's Blood and when you read about her you almost wish you could have a baby dragon. The main character in the book is a boy named Jakkin and he has raised the dragon from an egg. They can read each others minds and have a very strong bond. The book has alot of things that keep you interested and on the edge of your seat. This book starts off a little slower than the first book but once you get into the story you can't put it down. Jakkin starts out as a master dragon trainer which is what he has always wanted. But when the girl that he loves, Akki gets into trouble he realizes that he has to give up everything to help her. He gets involved in a world that he knows nothing about and that is when the story gets exciting. This is a book that when it ends you feel like you are going to miss the characters. I can't wait to start the third book!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on September 12, 2002
Format: Paperback
Heart's Blood
I am reading the fantastic book Heart's Blood, by Jane Yolen. The book is the second book in a trilogy called The Pit Dragon Trilogy. I think the book is absolutely awesome. First of all, it is creative, dramatic, and very interesting. It starts off very fast so you don't get bored. One of my favorite parts is when Heart's Blood the dragon fights against a large black dragon. It was such a good scene, that the night I was reading it, I couldn't put the book down! Also, Jane Yolen wrote other great books like Dragon Boy, and Here There Be Dragons.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sheilah on May 24, 2000
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This book (along with its companions) are one of the best books I have ever read in my life! The expression and feel of the wording makes it come to life inside a persons mind and makes what is just a dream come alive. My congrats to the author (Jane Yolen, who has written WONDERFUL books in the past and hopefully more to come [especially books about mythical creatures such as this]!). I also wish to say that any one who likes to read should, read this book as it teaches lessons in life, as well as in imagination.
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Born and raised in New York City, Jane Yolen now lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. She attended Smith College and received her master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. The distinguished author of more than 170 books, Jane Yolen is a person of many talents. When she is not writing, Yolen composes songs, is a professional storyteller on the stage, and is the busy wife of a university professor, the mother of three grown children, and a grandmother. Active in several organizations, Yolen has been on the Board of Directors of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, was president of the Science Fiction Writers of America from 1986 to 1988, is on the editorial board of several magazines, and was a founding member of the Western New England Storytellers Guild, the Western Massachusetts Illustrators Guild, and the Bay State Writers Guild. For twenty years, she ran a monthly writer's workshop for new children's book authors. In 1980, when Yolen was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree by Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the citation recognized that "throughout her writing career she has remained true to her primary source of inspiration--folk culture." Folklore is the "perfect second skin," writes Yolen. "From under its hide, we can see all the shimmering, shadowy uncertainties of the world." Folklore, she believes, is the universal human language, a language that children instinctively feel in their hearts. All of Yolen's stories and poems are somehow rooted in her sense of family and self. The Emperor and the Kite, which was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1983 for its intricate papercut illustrations by Ed Young, was based on Yolen's relationship with her late father, who was an international kite-flying champion. Owl Moon, winner of the 1988 Caldecott Medal for John Schoenherr's exquisite watercolors, was inspired by her husband's interest in birding. Yolen's graceful rhythms and outrageous rhymes have been gathered in numerous collections. She has earned many awards over the years: the Regina Medal, the Kerlan Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Society of Children's Book Writers Award, the Mythopoetic Society's Aslan Award, the Christopher Medal, the Boy's Club Jr. Book Award, the Garden State Children's Book Award, the Daedalus Award, a number of Parents' Choice Magazine Awards, and many more. Her books and stories have been translated into Japanese, French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Afrikaans, !Xhosa, Portuguese, and Braille. With a versatility that has led her to be called "America's Hans Christian Andersen," Yolen, the child of two writers, is a gifted and natural storyteller. Perhaps the best explanation for her outstanding accomplishments comes from Jane Yolen herself: "I don't care whether the story is real or fantastical. I tell the story that needs to be told."

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