High-born Agathea Flamma intends to bring honor to her family by following in her brothers' footsteps and taking her rightful place as a Dragon Rider. With her only other option being marriage, Thea will not accept failure. She's not thrilled at her awkward, scruffy partner, Seb, but their dragon has chosen, and now the unlikely duo must learn to work as a team. Seventeen-year-old Sebastian has long been ashamed of his drunken father and poor upbringing, but then he's chosen to train as a Dragon Rider at the prestigious academy. Thrust into a world where he doesn't fit in, Seb finds a connection with his dragon that is even more powerful than he imagined. Soon, he's doing all he can to succeed and not embarrass his new partner, Thea. When Seb hears rumors that an old danger is reemerging, he and Thea begin to investigate. Armed only with their determination and the dragon they both ride, Thea and Seb may be the only defense against the Darkening that threatens to sweep the land. Together, they will have to learn to work together to save their kingdom...or die trying.
©2015 Ava Richardson (P)2016 Ava Richardson
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3 out of 5 stars
By Zoe on 19-02-17

Dragon trials

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Dragon Trials by Ava Richardson will appeal to the younger end of YA readers. Enjoyable YA fantasy. Might make a good gift for a young reader who likes dragons, adventure, and a slow-growing friendship.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Steve H. Caldwell on 30-01-17

Really original take on Dragon Riders!

When I saw this book, I thought, oh, another dragon riders book. You know, Anne McCaffrey has spawned a legion of imitators over the years. however, this is not one of those. It is its own vision, where a poor young man can be chosen by a Dragon to be one of its 2 riders, when usually only nobles are chosen. It has a deep plot, with an ancient evil rising. It has conflicted characters, with flaws and predujudices that have real consequences. The Dragons are interesting, in that they are smarter than their riders give them credit for. It is a great world the author has created, with a dark power rising that threatens their entire kingdom and way of life.
As far as narration, it was good, with just a few of the voices falling a little flat. I recommend this book for anyone that enjoys character driven fantasy. And Dragons.

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