1. What is discussed in the Introduction?
In the Introduction, the planet of Austar IV is discussed as a desolate, ex prison planet with an arid climate that is conducive only to the raising of dragons. It is a planet of Masters and bonders, who are slaves, working for their freedom on dragon breeding and training farms.
2. What is Jakkin doing at the opening of Chapter One and for what does he long?
In Chapter One, Jakkin waits outside the dragonry, listening as the hatchlings make sounds inside their eggs, waiting to hatch. He longs not to be a bonder, or slave, any longer.
3. How does Jakkin think he can escape being a bond man?
Jakkin plans on stealing an egg from the incubarn the following evening, in an effort to raise and train his own fighting dragon for money to fill his bond bag and gain his freedom.
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