Annotations for Dragon Run


Baker & Taylor
Born into a wealthy family and expected to follow in his father's footsteps in a world where success is inextricably linked to a ranking score tattooed on everyone's neck, Al receives an unexpected zero rating on testing day and is cast out from his home and society before discovering that he has been a pawn in a dangerous power struggle involving a dragon.

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Baker & Taylor
It is testing day, and twelve-year-old Al has scored a zero--but as he flees the cullers he begins to realize that being a zero actually means that he is a threat to the vicious dragons who rule his people.

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Scholastic
A boy goes on the run in this fast-paced fantasy debut.

Can a zero become a hero?

Testing Day is supposed to be a day of celebration for Al Pilgrommor. Born into a wealthy family, he expects to follow in his successful father's footsteps. Of course, that all depends on the rank number Al receives at the testing. The higher the rank he has tattooed onto his neck, the better his life will be.

To his surprise and horror, Al is revealed to be rank zero, the lowest of the low. He's now not only an outcast - he's also a danger to his entire family. So Al goes on the run, fleeing the brutal Cullers, men who hunt down zeroes . . . and put them to death.

Cast out of his home, cut off from his friends, and armed with only a sword and his wits, Al is reduced to just surviving. As he meets other outcasts, however, he begins to suspect that he is a pawn in a larger game - and that he might have the power to tip the scales in a high-stakes struggle between man and dragon.


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