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An orphaned girl and her big dragon have a big problem: Will he ever fly? On the planet Azureign, ecologically-friendly dragons were created to carry riders. Their job is to help settlers deliver urgent items and send messages quickly across great distances. Shala is chosen to ride. Now her future depends on her dragon, Nizael. But Nizael may be too big to fly. Will she be able to coax him into flight before the dragon queens choose their mates and form their packs? Or will Shala and her dragon be loners forever?
Joy Oestreicher has always loved dragons and cats, the real and unreal. She has written several tales set on Azureign and in the Azureign universe, one of which ("Vet-o-Saurus,") appears as a short story in A Starfarer's Dozen, from Harcourt Brace, edited by Michael Stearns, 1995.