Dragon Mage Academy by Cordelia Castel – A Book Review

Posted April 7, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in Fantasy, Reviews, YA / 3 Comments

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Dragon Mage Academy

The Complete Series: Books 1-7 Box Set

by Cordelia Castel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

YA, Fantasy, Series Complete
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

YA where a talented, though misunderstood, girl, disguises herself as a boy in order to join an elite Academy… what’s not to love? Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

She stumbled upon a murder. Now this princess must save a dragon from certain death. 7 books. 2500+ pages of action-packed dragon adventures, following a young woman’s magical adventures as she battles for survival. Seventeen-year-old Princess Alba will do anything to escape her tyrant father’s arranged marriage. Disguised as a boy to enter an all-male academy, her plans turn upside down when she bonds with a dragon accused of murder. And if she can’t prove her new friend’s innocence before the execution, they will both die…

Escaping her academy ordeal by the skin of her teeth, Alba and her dragon battle an angry uprising when priceless eggs are stolen. And after Alba is blamed for a mass plague, she’s forced to join forces with an old enemy to stop the fatal disease consuming their kingdom.

Can Alba unlock her unique magical heritage to save the realm from disaster?


Dragon Mage Academy The Complete Series contains books 1-7 from the action-packed fantasy series. If you like determined heroines, colorful creatures, and surprising twists and turns, then you’ll love Cordelia Castel’s engaging adventure.


Princess of Dragons
Poacher of Dragons
Plague of Dragons
Protector of Dragons
Prisoner of Dragons
Pariah of Dragons
Patron of Dragons

Thoughts on Dragon Mage Academy

I love these kinds of stories, where we have a disguised girl struggling to find herself in a world that shuffles females away. This is magical, a bit young, and a charming ‘coming of age’ tale to suit the masses.

Alba stumbles upon one disaster after another, all the while learning to navigate her new environment, her new dragon bond and a the prerequisite emotional complexity being thrust into a school of young, powerful men, demands.

It’s fun, interesting and occasionally cringe worthy. A decent read that will take some time.


  • Alba makes no apologies for who, or what, she is – once she realizes WHO that is.
  • Her dragon. I LOVE her!
  • Each story builds on the last, painting a picture of a complicated world.
  • Even though her family dynamic is odd…. and strained… I still rather liked them.
  • There is a previous story before this, her Aunt’s, that I haven’t read yet, though it might make the plot clearer.


  • Her family….what the what? Her dad did what? Her Aunt is what? This is some Maury stuff right here.
  • That ending was a bit…. huh? Just like that? Alrighty then.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type

HEA (after book 7)



Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range


My Final Verdict on Dragon Mage Academy

Complex and woven ‘coming of age’ saga, set in a world with Magic, Dragons and might. It’s touching, intriguing and free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published January 6th, 2020
718 Pages (Blurb says 2500)

If you enjoyed this review of Dragon Mage Academy, please consider checking out a few of my other reviews.


Your Turn

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3 responses to “Dragon Mage Academy by Cordelia Castel – A Book Review

  1. Patricia Carman

    Honestly I wasn’t sure I would like it at first because of the title not because it’s a bad title it’s a really good one and suits the book I just read all sorts of different fantasy books and most of them are like, The Devil’s Bride, and Sacrificed To The Dragon . I really loved this book. I love that I can imagine the place in my head and the mystery of it I would definitely recommend this book to people to read.

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