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Drifting Dragons Series

Taku Kuwabara
Drifting Dragons 9 by Taku Kuwabara
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Drifting Dragons 9

Book 9
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Drifting Dragons Series : Titles in Order

Book 11
Take to the skies with the scrappy crew of the airship Quin Zaza, as they hunt the fantastical giants that rule their world… DRAGONS!

The daily routine aboard an airborne draking vessel springs to vivid life in this exquisitely crafted tale in the tradition of the lush, transporting fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki. Part travelogue, part imaginary cookbook, and part otherworldly slice of life, Drifting Dragons tells the stories of the Quin Zaza and the colorful band of misfits that makes up her crew.
Book 10
Take to the skies with the scrappy crew of the airship Quin Zaza, as they hunt the fantastical giants that rule their world… DRAGONS!

The daily routine aboard an airborne draking vessel springs to vivid life in this exquisitely crafted tale in the tradition of the lush, transporting fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki. Part travelogue, part imaginary cookbook, and part otherworldly slice of life, Drifting Dragons tells the stories of the Quin Zaza and the colorful band of misfits that makes up her crew.
Book 9
Take to the skies with the scrappy crew of the airship Quin Zaza, as they hunt the fantastical giants that rule their world… DRAGONS!

AN OLD ENEMY RETURNS!
 
After weathering a fierce battle with the legendarily delicious Tian Shan dragon and the slayers of the Plana Grava, the Quin Zaza’s crew only finds themselves in even deeper trouble. From seemingly nowhere,  a mighty new dragon appears! And it’s no ordinary beast of the skies—this is the one that took down the original Quin Zaza! Mika and the others might need to call on some help from the most unlikely of sources if they hope to survive…
Book 8
Take to the skies with the scrappy crew of the airship Quin Zaza, as they hunt the fantastical giants that rule their world… DRAGONS!

SCRAPPING FOR A DELICACY
 
During their stay at the bustling trade town of Majuro, the crew of the Quin Zaza catches wind of an elusive dragon dwelling within the Tian Shan Maze whose meat is said to deliver the diner to culinary paradise. Unfortunately, they find that the city has contracted Captain Kurga of the slayer vessel the Plana Grava to fell the legendary beast. To catch and savor, or to kill and let rot? When the two ships clash over the head of one dragon, the ensuing dogfight grows so intense that it shakes the very heavens!
Book 7
Take to the skies with the scrappy crew of the airship Quin Zaza, as they hunt the fantastical giants that rule their world… DRAGONS!

MEETING THE SLAYERS

The crew of the Quin Zaza is back in the air and enjoying a return to normalcy–and all the trouble that comes with it. Takita learns to shoot, while Mayne tackles a troublesome engine problem. Meanwhile, Lee teaches the men on board a harsh lesson about the dangers of gambling. The return to a stable routine is quickly upended when the crew runs into a group that calls themselves “slayers”–drakers that kill dragons by any means necessary, even brutal ones. Could this be the beginning of a rivalry?
Book 6
Take to the skies with the scrappy crew of the airship Quin Zaza, as they hunt the fantastical giants that rule their world… DRAGONS!

HEALING OLD WOUNDS

Long before reuniting in the city of Harley, Mika and Cujo were inseparable draking partners. After an incident drove a wedge between them, however, they bitterly parted ways, never expecting to see the other again… let alone work together! After a long night of reminiscing, Cujo enlists Mika to help him take down a dragon–none other than the famous Ol’ Harpoon that Cujo failed to finish off three years ago. And so, the old duo take to the skies for one last catch!
Book 5
Take to the skies with the scrappy crew of the airship Quin Zaza, as they hunt the fantastical giants that rule their world… DRAGONS!

TALL TALES FROM THE TROPOSPHERE

The ferocious ship eater is slain, Vannie is recovering, and the crew is finally back in the black! The stalwart drakers land in the city of Harley for some much-needed shore leave. But waiting for them in the city along with the warm food and cold drink is a trip into Mika’s past. A washed-up dragon chaser named Cujo tells the story of how he and Mika braved the dangers of the Kraken, a deadly storm that made even the most experienced drakers quake in their boots…
Book 4
Take to the skies with the scrappy crew of the airship Quin Zaza, as they hunt the fantastical giants that rule their world… DRAGONS!

BOUND FOR BOUNTY

The Quin Zaza collides with a luxury airliner, leaving her grounded. The crew can barely afford to keep her aloft in the best of times, so, needless to say, they have no way to pay for repairs. Just when it looks like their draking days may be over, the crew hears of a “ship eater” dragon that’s been biting back at the humans who dare to sail the skies. The eye-popping bounty on its head makes this monstrosity perhaps the crew’s last hope to get the Quin Zaza back in the air…
Book 3
Take to the skies with the scrappy crew of the airship Quin Zaza, as they hunt the fantastical giants that rule their world… DRAGONS!

SWARM OF DRAGONS

After departing Quon to continue her journey through the skies to the next port, the airship Quin Zaza encounters a herd of small dragons–an aerial treasure trove for a ship low on food stores! The crew scrambles to the hunt, but amidst the chaos, Takita falls overboard. Barely surviving the dizzying fall, Takita opens her eyes to see a baby dragon…and a huge, hungry cat…
Book 2
Take to the skies with the scrappy crew of the airship Quin Zaza, as they hunt the fantastical giants that rule their world… DRAGONS!

OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS

As the airship Quin Zaza continues her never-ending voyage, the young draker Takita’s days are filled with firsts. After her first chance to help butcher their latest catch, an excursion with Mika gives her the opportunity to learn more about the history of humanity’s relationship with dragons. But what was supposed to be a simple stop turns complicated after a run-in with another draking crew, whose sloppy technique leads to disaster…
Book 1
A Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection by the Young Adult Library Services Association!

Take to the skies with the scrappy crew of the airship Quin Zaza, as they hunt the fantastical giants that rule their world… DRAGONS!

LIFE IN THE CLOUDS

Mika is a draker on the airship Quin Zaza. He earns his livelihood hunting the whales of the sky–dragons! The beautiful beasts are flying treasure troves, providing food and materials, and the Quin Zaza is among the last draking vessels. Mika’s not just a talented hunter; he’s also a gourmand with a refined palette and a taste for the exotic. Between his duties aboard the ship, his ambitions as an eater, and his new job training the rookie dragon hunter Takita, Mika’s days are never boring. But even with the lively crew of the Quin Zaza as his family, the nomadic life of a draker can be lonely and dangerous…

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