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City of Thieves (Battle Dragons #1)

City of Thieves (Battle Dragons #1)

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In a modern mega-city built around dragons, one boy gets caught up in the world of underground dragon battles and a high-stakes gang war that could tear his family apart.

Once, dragons nearly drove themselves to extinction. But in the city of Drakopolis, humans domesticated them centuries ago. Now dragons haul the city's cargo, taxi its bustling people between skyscrapers, and advertise its wares in bright, neon displays. Most famously of all, the dragons battle. Different breeds take to the skies in nighttime bouts between the infamous kins--criminal gangs who rule through violence and intimidation.

Abel has always loved dragons, but after a disastrous showing in his dragon rider's exam, he's destined never to fly one himself. All that changes the night his sister appears at his window, entrusting him with a secret...and a stolen dragon.

Turns out, his big sister is a dragon thief Too bad his older brother is a rising star in Drakopolis law enforcement...

To protect his friends and his family, Abel must partner with the stolen beast, riding in kin battles and keeping more secrets than a dragon has scales.

When everyone wants him fighting on their side, can Abel figure out what's worth fighting for?



Author: Alex London
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Published: 09/21/2021
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.40w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9781338716542
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.4
Point Value: 10
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 513276 / City of Thieves


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2021
Publishers Weekly 09/13/2021
School Library Journal 10/15/2021 pg. 1

About the Author
Alex London is the author of over 25 books for children, teens, and adults with over 2 million copies sold. He's the author of the middle grade Dog Tags, Tides of War, Wild Ones, and Accidental Adventures series, as well as two titles in The 39 Clues. For young adults, he's the author of the acclaimed cyberpunk duology Proxy, and the epic fantasy trilogy, The Skybound Saga. A former journalist covering refugee camps and conflict zones, he can now be found somewhere in Philadelphia, where he lives with his husband and daughter or online at www.calexanderlondon.com.

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