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1Sam19
mar 29, 2018, 7:01pm

I have been looking for a book that my mother read to me as a child and neither one of us remember the title or author.

The plot of the story revolves around a child/teen that becomes the possessor of a dragon egg(I don't remember how). This main character is not suppose to have the egg and can get in a lot of trouble for possessing it. The egg hatches and the main character cares for the dragon baby as it grows by getting meat scraps to feed it. Just about the same time as it is trying to learn to fly it is discovered and the main character rides the dragon away escaping while being pursued by some sort of soldier/guard type person also on a dragon. As the dragon the main character lands, the other dragon rider lands and basically tells the main character that he will not bring them back but that he can't do anything else for them.

It was probably a little over 15 years ago that we came across this book, but it could have been written a long time before then, I'm not sure.

It seems to me that the book was loosely based on medieval society. The main character kept the dragon in a fenced in area that others in the book normally didn't go into. I believe the escape flight occurred over a dessert to mountains out of the territory of the kingdom that the main character lived in until that time.

Any help with the title or author would be very appreciated! If you know if there are any other stories in that series that would be great too, although I'm sure I can find those if I know the title of the book that I'm looking for.

2DevaRae
mar 29, 2018, 11:46pm

Eragon by Christopher Paolini perhaps

3MissSquish
mar 30, 2018, 1:14am

Dragon's Blood by Jane Yolen?

4sueelleker
mar 30, 2018, 3:31am

5RowanTribe
mar 30, 2018, 9:43am

Seconding Joust by Mercedes Lackey over the others. Joust is set in a desert kingdom (the kid is essentially a slave) and the flight is at the end, over the mountains into a neighboring kingdom. I seem to remember that because both kingdoms have a sort of "chivalry" thing going on with their respective dragon riders/knights, there's a more civilized code of behavior that the boy is entitled to take advantage of because of "his" dragon, and that's why the pursuing knight allowed him to "escape" into the other kingdom. It's the start of a pretty enjoyable series.

6Sam19
mar 30, 2018, 12:16pm

You're right! Thank you so much!

7Sam19
mar 30, 2018, 12:17pm

Joust is the book I was looking for, thank you!