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Summary

Dragon God

The new world is calling...

Neill Torvald is desperate to prove himself - his father’s warlord kingdom depends on him. When a vicious attack on the way to the Draconis Order monastery nearly kills him, it becomes clear that grave trials await him on this path.

Jodreth, the wise monk who saves his life, advises caution upon entering the sacred halls. His mission is to learn arcane magic from the monks that will help to cement his father’s power, but Neill will need more than magical arts alone to navigate the challenges before him.

Among the monks’ students, Neill meets the lovely and mysterious Char, who senses evil deep within the ranks of the Draconis Order’s members. She takes him to a dragon she has raised, Paxala, and the three of them become fast friends. Neill soon grows in strength as he and his fellow students gain ancient knowledge, and his closeness to Char blossoms into something more.

But when Neill’s brothers grow impatient and attack the monastery in a bid to seize power, he will have to decide where his loyalties lie: with his warlord father’s domain, or the new friends he has made in the wider world.

Dragon Dreams

Sometimes, the past is best left behind...

Char longs for peace and escape, preferring her dreams to the ugly realities of an uncertain age. As an illegitimate daughter of the North Prince, Char has always felt deep insecurity, but she must put that aside when Zaxx gives her the task of retrieving an ancient crown from her family’s palace. If she brings him this crown, he says, he will allow the dragon hoard to choose their riders.

When her father sends for her to return home, fearing war, she senses an opportunity. But Char’s dragon Paxala has grander ideas - she wants to become the greatest of all dragons and defeat the ancient Zaxx. But she can’t do it without Char’s guidance and aid.

Employing patience and skill, Char will have to learn the secrets of dragon lore hidden away in her father's archives before Zaxx’s suspicions turn aggressive.

With the help of her love Neill, Char discovers the secret of the old queen’s crown in her father’s castle, learning a tale of dark magic steeped in blood. But when her father wishes to marry her off to the leader of the Wildmen, the fate of Torvald will depend on her difficult choice: accept the role she has always played, or learn to trust her own power.?

Dragon Mage

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.

©2017 Relay Publishing (P)2020 Relay Publishing

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  • Daniel jobling
  • 28-11-20

fantastic

the narrator told the story in a brilliant flowing way which lends additional meat to avery good trilogy in itself a unique take on dragon and dragon riders I do hope I'm right in that this has set up for more from this world too

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  • William
  • 24-11-20

Fantastically beautiful

It draws you in to a place you would love to visit easy to listen

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  • murphyfields
  • 09-11-20

Very good trilogy. Loved it

I picked up the first book in the series, Dragon God, and loved it. So I was overjoyed to learn that I could get the entire trilogy together as one set. And I was not disappointed. The story is full of characters of depth, and I found myself connected to them. Narration was excellent, and many time I would forget that a woman was giving voice to men and boys. For me, I always want to finish a book wanting more, and I definitely do here. I hope to listen to many more stories by Ava Richardson I was given a free copy of this trilogy in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • trufriends
  • 06-11-20

enjoyed

another great trilogy by Ava that appeals to all ages. I recommend listening and/or reading this series.

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  • Michael P.
  • 31-10-20

Very good coming-of-age style adv/char. dev. tale.

Having this trilogy in a compendium is a great value. It provides a nice-sized adventure/character story. The author does a nice job of character building here. We get to know our major characters and can fully decide whether we like or dislike them. I will say we spend much of the time experiencing life inside the unsure and self-doubting minds of teenagers though. That isn't necessarily bad, it's just not exactly what I expected. I had imagined more of a sweeping fantasy adventure on the back of a dragon, full of dangers and fights. Overall, this story spends a bit more time in character development than I expected. Occasionally it does a bit more explaining/telling than showing, but these moments didn't prevent me from enjoying the tale. There seems to be much more to this world that could lead to other books too. I would certainly recommend this tale, particularly with the whole trilogy just costing 1 point. Narration was very well done and displays strong effort to make this a performance. The narrator works to ensure it isn't difficult to identify who is speaking (or thinking). Narration really added to the experience. I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.