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This academy’s about to go up in flames.

I’m Sorcha McMurphy. I thought magic didn’t exist until I found a stolen dragon hatchling and got a letter of acceptance to a supernatural school for dragon riders.

I’m literally flown away to a college that teaches sword fighting, magic casting, and general ass-kicking. Here, the dragon clans are at war, and there’s an evil that threatens to destroy the riders forever. 

They think I’m the chosen one destined to save the clans, but I’m no hero. If only I could stop myself from loving the cursed guy in my dragon keeping class long enough to save the world.

Dragon Academy is a magic academy YA/NA paranormal fantasy novel. Contains one strong heroine, one smoking-hot book boyfriend, and a plethora of dragons you won’t be able to get enough of! Eragon meets Harry Potter in this fiery fantasy series.

Fulfill your destiny - buy the audiobook to begin the adventure!

©2019 A.K. Thorne (P)2019 A.K. Thorne

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love it

great book good story line to it easy listen keeps you interested looking forward to book 2 keep up the good work

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sorry but no

not my cup of tea.. plus it's to similar to harry potter and I've never read them ones

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Beautifully written

The dragons are so beautifully written I could picture them clearly in my head. This is such a gripping story I couldn't stop listening until the end. The narration is brilliantly done. I can't wait to listen to the next book.

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Definitely NA - good academy-style book

Due to the language which was fine for me - I would say this is a good NA paranormal romance for dragons and riders alike. Sorcha and Oliver's story leads a trail of breadcrumbs to book 2 which I confident you will be curious enough to pursue. Narration was mostly fine.

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Definitely one for young teens

So many inclusions of memorable things from other stories. If you have not read many fantasy books then this will be good. Narration was a performance, I found this annoying as I wanted the book read to me not acted out. Listening through headphones you really notice someone talking loudly then quiet and it's hard to know who to adjust the setting for. Some lines were repeated and you could hear other things picked up by the recording machine.

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An Exciting Read,Focused On Friendship & Bonds!😍

Dragon Academy: Dragon Riders Academy, Book 1 Audiobook – Unabridged 🎧 A.K. Thorne (Author) Kim Reiko (Narrator) Gryfyn Publishing (Publisher) Sorcha is living with vile, abusive Foster Parents because of being in a car accident that cost her her real Parents & all of her memories!!💔😭 She's desperately squirrelling away all the money she earns at her coffee shop job to attend Nursing School, she can't wait to get away from the spiteful & neglectful couple! While at work with the owner & her one true friend, she goes into the basement to get napkins & finds the most bazaar thing - A baby Dragon!🐉😍 She thinks she's losing her mind.😵 He's so cute though & she feels such an instant bond with him, he snuggles into her arms & licks her face like he loves her already!😍🙏💜 Over the next couple of days her life changes drastically. She helps heal someone that would've died from a brutal murder. Then she receives a letter telling her she's expected to start at 'Dracon Academy' with her Dragon, in a couple of days, to start her training as a Dragon Rider!!😱 It doesn't have any other information though so she still plans to go to Nursing School, that is until a huge, raging storm rolls in. She's been staying at her bosses apartment when she hears a crash downstairs & goes to investigate, she's attacked!😳😡 They throw the bag she's got Toryn, her Dragon, hidden in across the room, grab her hair & smack her in the face!😳 Its her Foster Parents 😟😥 They're mad because she hasn't been home & her housework is piling up, like she's their darn slave or something!!😡 When she fights back the beating gets out of hand, the door crashes open & her boss screams at them - Get your hands off of my sister!!😱 Aisling gets them out of there & takes her to small cottage, grabs her hand & tells her not to let go then drags her with Toryn in to a painting.🙈💥 On emerging she finally fills Sorcha in. They're not from Earth, they're from a Dragon Rider Clan & an Evil Rider is after Sorcha. It's believed she's the prophesied return of the great Mother Of All Dragon's who is the only one who can save them from the greatest evil they'll ever face - the guy who wants her dead!!😱😵💥 She left their world for their protection & hers and insisted they wipe her memories so she couldn't risk them, now it's time for her to return & train so she can beat the bad guys & oh yeah, her Parents might still be alive!🙏💕 It seems too incredible & too much. From stepping into the pool that shows your power, at the Academy, everyone knows who is. She's watched, talked about & judged!😕 Nothing is really what she thought it would be. This is a lively, often fun and fast paced read. I thought the Narrator did a good job, she kept it interesting & had a good variation of character voices.👍 I found Sorcha a bit annoying at times. Oliver & Ember were interesting, he was especially intriguing!😍 Above all I adored the Dragon's!💙💖✨ Definitely worth a read/listen!🎧 A 4.25 Star Read🌟 Debbie, 1970, UK

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  • L.j.
  • 28-12-19

An epic world with lot of variety in it’s people And dragons!

At first I wasn’t sure about this narrator for this book but she did an excellent job. Also the male voices are done by male narrators, whichwas very surprising at first but I like it. It is always a bit more believable than the female straining herself to do a male voice, although I love it when the narrators do those different voices. The many accents both done by Kim and the male narrator added to the feel that it includes students (and other characters) from 4 different clans on different islands in a whole other world. The story itself... wow. I absolutely loved it. It’s like the caring for animal parts in Harry Potter, only not much variety in all sorts of mystical creatures but a lot more variety in dragons than most books that involve dragons and of course dragon riders. The minute a person from Draconia bonds with a dragon hatchling he or she becomes a dragon rider but the first six months the dragon is too small to be independent and really needs to be cared for. And of course, all other aspects have to be learned as well, both by the dragons as their riders. Hence: Dragon Academy! All the classes in the Dragon Academy explaining the caring bits were so lovely. Sadly there is a real need to know how to protect so fighting classes are very necessary as well, sadly because I’d rather have them safe but being safe all the time doesn’t really fill out a whole book so it’s not thing I hate about the book, it’s just me empathizing with the habitants of Draconia. So the Academy is not only for those first six months but entail 4 years of caring for their dragons, mastering their own skills, fighting classes, protecting, the history of Draconia and everything else we will learn in the sequels of this fantastic first book set in an awesome world! Although the story does begin in the normal world, the majority takes place on the Draken Islands (? -listened to the audiobook so don’t know the correct spelling) in Draconia. Besides the academy, there’s a prophecy (so there is a chosen one, just so you know if that’s not your thing) and a dark lord with his dark riders that are trying to kill not only all the other dragons to take their powers for themselves but also hunt the chosen one, who is basically the reincarnation of The Mother of all Dragons, for she is prophesied be the downfall of that dark lord, Dracao (don’t shoot me if I misspelled his name too please) who plagues the world. But eventhough she alone can end all wars and be the salvation of all dragons, she has much to learn first! So let’s bring on those sequels!

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  • Lexi Zieve
  • 15-11-19

Dragons!!!!

I loved how this book portrayed dragons and their world. The dragons were so cute and each one had their own personality. I want to know more about the different clans and why they have the views they do. Sorcha was an interesting character who was from this world but didn’t remember any of it. I liked learning about the magic was a lot of fun and I absolutely loved the accents the narrator used for the different characters it added so much more to my enjoyment. Especially Oliver’s accent. I hope in the next books to see more of him and learn about Sorcha’s friends and of course their dragons. Sorcha is the chosen one and has a lot of choices to make. Not everyone will like the ones she makes. I want to know what will happen next in this world. There is a lot more about this world I want to know as well and about dragons.

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  • Kindle Customer 12345
  • 17-06-20

awesome story!

I loved the narrator, the story, everything!! it's a great start to a series. I look forward to #2!

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  • Chase
  • 14-04-20

Lovely YA/NA Dragonrider stories

If you love dragon riders, and girls who can't quite remember who they are than this book is for you! Sorcha doesn't believe in magic, and doesn't really like living with her foster parents, but when she gets an invitation to a magical academy she isn't sure what to think. Then she finds a dragon egg and falls madly in love with the hatchling... If you enjoy Academy books and YA/NA romances, this book is for you!

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  • julia goldhirsh
  • 04-03-20

Loved the world building and twists and turns

Overall, I loved the story. The romance was built up really well and the twists were foreshadowed without you getting beat over the head with it. The world building was vivid and intricate. Oliver's character was intriguing and irritating. The narrator was talented and distinguished the different character voices well. Some of them came off silly to me, but overall they did a good job. I look forward to listening to the next one.

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  • Teresa
  • 26-02-20

A wonderful start to a new series.

Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel Summary: Sorcha doesn’t remember who she is or her parents. All she knows is foster home where her foster parents treat her like a servant. She has been secretly been saving all she can to get into college until her world spirals out of control. First she finds a baby dragon then when her foster parents try to drag her back, she is eighteen years old, she learns she has a sister and a destiny to save the dragon riders. Sorcha finds her life turned upside down as she is enrolled in Dragon Academy where others are determined that she be what they expect, their savior. Now Sorcha has never fit into a mold and when she sees the school bad boy she can’t stop her self after she is told that she clan and his, the Shadow Riders, are enemies. As Sorcha is new to this world she doesn’t see things like the others placing herself in the middle of the conflict. Add to this the enemy is determined to kill her making Sorcha’s first year a school a wild and dangerous ride. I enjoyed this story in audio-book format and loo forward to reading more of the Dragon Riders Academy series.

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  • brenda l. moreno
  • 23-02-20

Fun read/listen!

I really enjoyed this book... the author takes you to a paranormal world of dragon riders, vampires, and elves. I won’t say much due to I don’t want to spoil it for you. You would have to get it to find out the outcome. Can’t wait for next audiobook. Narrators did a great job and the pace was perfect. Definitely recommend.

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  • Tera
  • 11-02-20

Great book

Full of action and forbidden romance we watch as Sorcha finds a baby dragon and her world is turned upside down. Things that she thought about her life are not as they truly are. The world building and characters are great and the narrator does a wonderful job with the entire story.

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  • Christy Hancock
  • 01-02-20

More for a preteen

This was just ok for me. I really wanted to like it and I did enough to finish it, but not enough to recommend it for an adult to read. It would be great for a fantasy loving preteen, except for the several cuss words in it. I, myself, didn't connect to the characters, they really fell flat for me, but as I said before, I think a young teen or preteen would love it. I will say at the end it got better, the action packed fight was great. Just wish the rest of the book had been that exciting. Having said all that, the narrator done a good job.

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  • Cara V
  • 28-01-20

Dragon Academy

Follow Sorcha on her journey where she learns she’s from another world where she is actually the mother of all dragons. She starts at Dragon Academy where she is on a quest to save all of the dragons and dragon riders from the evil Draco. Along the way she falls in love to end up being betrayed. Excited to see what awaits her in book 2. The narrators did a great job.