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Summary

To unite a fractured kingdom, a reluctant hero must rise.

Neill has been charged with the impossible task of bringing the Middle Kingdom together to fight the burgeoning threat posed by the rogue sorcerer Ansall and his dragon Zaxx. Neill longs for his old life as a mere foot soldier for his father, responsible only for his family’s well-being, and is unsure about whether he is fit to lead an army. Neill’s contemplative nature forces him to consider every aspect of the problems he faces, but often makes it difficult for him to take action - and failure to act could mean the deaths of many.  

Now, echoing Char and their dragon Paxala, his duty beckons him to lead the Dragon Riders and take his rightful place as king, but with doubt and new enemies creeping in, his resolve will be tested. 

When the mysterious Dark Prince arrives with an offer, Neill will have to make a decision that could change the course of history. As Ansall grows in strength by harnessing black magic, Neill must choose between his own desires and the welfare of the entire kingdom. Can he rise to the challenge before it’s too late?

©2017 Relay Publishing (P)2018 Relay Publishing

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  • Montzalee Wittmann
  • 24-04-18

Exciting and Thrilling!!!

Dragon Mage
The First Dragon Rider, Book 3
By: Ava Richardson
Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary.
I love these dragon books! I love most dragon books but these I feel I get to know the dragons and the riders personally. The action, excitement, intrigue, thrills, danger, and so much more all rolled up in these books. This is a great series. What is better than a young sorcerer and a dragon?
The narrator is awesome and performs the voices well and makes the emotions flow with her words. Wonderful job!!!

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  • Claire
  • 14-05-18

Reluctant hero

It felt like poor Neill kept getting thrown into situations he didn't want to be in and then no one was noticing how he felt, yet he always came through when he was needed just like in the first 2 books.

This book is a great ending to the story, and these books definitely need to be listened to in order.

There's lots of action and old enemies keep coming back. The story is creative and I enjoyed the twists that it took. With dragons a wizards it's not surprising that there's not a dull moment.

The character voices were great and the delivery was well paced and conveyed the emotions of the characters and scenes.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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  • Chuck
  • 06-05-18

Nicely done.

always are to your lady do the man's part but nicely done . the dragon noises nice.

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 04-05-18

beautiful

best Trilogy ever I loved those books so much every book was interesting it wasn't too much too long it was even shorter than I wanted I loved this Series so much

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  • Anita Ewing
  • 30-04-18

This is a great series.

I love this series. If you Like Dragon stories, then you need to get this book. It keeps getting better. I received this audio book for free at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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  • Margaret
  • 31-05-18

Their work is cut out for them

This book is mostly from Neill’s point of view. He has difficult decisions ahead... they have taken the Monastery from the evil Ansall and ousted Zaxx from the crater with the help of the dragons. But now what? How are they to run their new Dragon Academy? How are they to protect it? How are they to help the people in the surrounding lands from tyrants and Ansall and Zaxx, and most of all - is he truly the one to be in charge? Unsure of his abilities, of offered alliances, or family ties, Neill along with Char and their human and dragon friends do what they can.

This is not a complicated or in-depth book, but a very enjoyable read for teens to adults. This is the second book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would love listen to another. I have previously listened to Dragon Dreams (book 2). I want to listen to all in this series and would like to try another series by her as well. This book has a conclusion but is not a stand-alone. It ends setting the scene for the next book.

This is the second book I’ve listened to by this narrator and I would gladly listen to another. She has different voices for the individual characters. I like the voices she gives to the dragons and how she makes their screeching sounds. She brings life to the story.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review