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The Dragon Thief: 11/26/19

The Dragon Thief

The Dragon Thief by Zetta Elliott is the sequel to Dragons in a Bag. One of the dragons is still in New York and needs to be taken to its magical home before it gets too big. To do that, Kavita has to work with Jaxon, if they can find each other.

Kavita is the younger sister of Jaxon's best friend. They are from India and have an "auntie" living with them. She was a nanny but is now more of an adopted family member. She primarily lives in her room and only Kavita is really close to her. A dragon, though, gets her out of bed and ready for an adventure across the city.

Meanwhile Jaxon and his friend are trying to find both the dragon and a way back to the magical sanctuary. Although they take very different approaches, both teams manage to come to a solution to save the dragon and the city. Chart showing the progression on the road narrative spectrum between Dragons in a Bag and the Dragon Thief

Like the first book, The Dragon Thief is also on the road narrative spectrum.

Both novels have the same destination and the same route: utopia (FF) and the Blue Highway (66). What differs is the type of traveler. In the original, Jaxon was working just with his family or people he considered his extended family. Now, though, there are two teams, a mixture of friends and family, trying to get the dragon to the world where it belongs. As they have to work secretly, they are collectively marginalized travelers (66). That makes this second book a tale of marginalized travelers going to utopia via the Blue Highway.

Five stars

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