Timothy Zahn has written more than thirty SF novels, including "Dragon and Thief," "Dragon and Soldier," "Dragon and Slave "and "Dragon and Herdsman, "the first four Dragonback novels; as well as "Night Train to Rigel, The Green and the Gray," "Blackcollar: The Judas Solution," the all-time bestselling Star Wars spinoff novel, "Heir to the Empire," and a number of other best-selling Star Wars novels. Winner of the Hugo Award, he lives in Oregon.
"Zahn has always managed to tell an enthralling story in the past,
and this one is no exception. Ignore the young adult label if
you're older and read it anyway."
--"Chronicle" on "Dragon and Slave"
"As with the other books in the series, this novel is a well-done, lightweight adventure story. Zahn continues to find ways to put Draycos's unique symbiotic nature to good use, and fans will look forward to the promised fourth volume in the series, "Dragon and Herdsman."" --"Voice of Youth Advocates "on" Dragon and Slave"
"This first book in the Dragonback series is a fast-paced suspense novel, full of exciting twists and turns in the story. But it's not a simple adventure tale; the partnership of a con man and an honorable warrior raises some interesting questions about morality. Just enough of the story is wrapped up at the end to feel satisfying, while leaving plenty of questions to be answered in future installments of the series."
--"Kliatt "on" Dragon and Thief"
"Zahn keeps the story moving at a breakneck pace, maintaining excitement"
--"Publishers Weekly "on" Dragon and Thief"
"It's a good lightweight adventure story, a space opera for all ages."
--"Science Fiction Chronicle "on" Dragon and Thief"