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(Alveria Dragon Akademy – Book 1)
by Ava Richardson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
YA Fantasy, Series Complete
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
Twists and turns set within a wonderful Fantasy world. This complete, YA Fantasy Series is available on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
A kingdom divided cannot stand. For those caught in the middle, it means death.
For centuries humans and dragons existed side by side in Alveria, bonded by their care of one another. But no longer. After decades with no viable eggs, humans far outnumber dragons, and the survival of the species appears bleak. The outlook for everyday humans is little better as rogue dragons raid and torment villages. Yet it’s far worse for the tamers, beaten and killed simply for serving the noble dragons.
But eking by at the bottom of Alverian society isn’t any easier for seventeen-year-old Kaelan Younger. Harder still when her loyalty to the dragon crown is no secret. But when her dying mother reveals a horrifying truth about her identity, Kaelan is thrust into a world for which she is ill prepared.
Faced with a new life at the proving grounds for humans and dragons alike, Kaelan must reconcile not just her past but embrace the future laid out before her. When her responsibilities as an Akademy tamer collide with her feelings for a powerful dragon shifter, it will take everything she has to prepare for the danger threatening them both. The fate of the dragons she has sworn to serve rests in her hands.
Now Kaelan is no longer an outsider.
She’s the enemy.
Thoughts on Dragon Tamer
I found this book via the NEXT series set in this world, The Untamables, and loved it so much, I had to backtrack and learn about Kaelan! Her story in the next series seemed so fascinating and complex I knew it would suck me right in!
And I was right. It seems that Richardson has a talent for fantasy creation, as this series, while similar in design and formation to the next, is still somehow completely different, and the events that envelope the world are complex and rather devastating.
Kaelan is tough, unexpected and determined to succeed – even if it seems that most everyone around her wants to see her fall, for the simple reason that she is a peasant. Not because she is a girl, or dangerous… but because she is a PEASANT! It’s startling, and when the rest of her shadowy history comes to light, look out!
Third Person, Multiple POV
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on The Dragon Tamer
Well written fantasy featuring a coming of age story line along with a host of dragon shifters and a kingdom on the brink of war. In other words, its a great YA story worthy of a read.
Published October 31st, 2018
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