In Alveria, humans and dragons have existed side by side for centuries, but old tensions have escalated and the kingdom is now divided between human nobles and dragons, who fear for the survival of their species. For the humans who serve the dragons, the future looks bleak: human tamers outnumber the dragons, and no viable eggs have been laid in over two decades.
But when the world is changing too fast, traditions are the only thing that can keep you grounded.
For seventeen-year-old Kaelan Younger, growing up at the bottom of Alverian society has been hard, and it’s been made even harder by the fact that she’s loyal to the crown and has a habit of opening her mouth when she shouldn’t. But when her mother, dying of a mysterious disease, reveals the secret of her father’s identity, Kaelan is thrust into a world she was never prepared for, getting the opportunity to train at a prestigious school for those who share a dragon’s bloodline. The Alveria Akademy is a proving ground for humans and dragons alike, and it will give Kaelan the chance to change her life forever.
Faced with a new life, and the gradual realization that she’s meant for something more than anything she’d dared dream of, Kaelan must reconcile herself with not just her past, but also the course of her future. Yet, when her responsibilities as a tamer collide with her feelings for Lasaro, the Prince of Alveria and a powerful dragon shifter, it will take a strength she’s never known to prepare her for the coming danger, and for the fate of the dragons she has been sworn to serve.
Ava’s Complete Library
Return of the Darkening Series
Upon Dragon’s Breath Trilogy
First Dragon Rider Trilogy
Sea Dragons Trilogy
Alveria Dragon Akademy
What Readers Are Saying
Richard Buie — Reader
“I loved it!! I am a dragon fanatic and this was a well written, fast paced read! A little different version of dragon communication and attitude than Anne McCaffrey’s books (which I absolutely love by the way!) I would highly recommend this book to any one, any age! Already started on the 2nd book!!!”
S. Martin — Reader
“Very entertaining! I am looking forward to reading more stories about these characters. The story was paced very well, held my attention and when I had to stop reading I would anticipate my next session. Can’t ask for more from a story.”
Tara B — Reader
“I loved this book! It is a new spin on the ‘dragon bonding with human’ dynamic. Two people, not one, are chosen by the dragon to be its riders. And when they are a pair as mis-matched in station and experience as Thea and Seb are, the fur is going to fly! I can’t wait for the next books – just got book two and started reading it, hope it’s as good as book one!”
Kindle Customer — Reader
“I have enjoyed dragons and their world all my life. However, the new direction Ava Richardson has taken is fantastic. I love the interaction between dragon and rider. But, I have always felt there was something else needed, another element to really bring the dragon rider bond full circle. Two riders and their dragon all working together to fulfil their oath was inspiring. I look forward to the continuing story that, Ava has begun to unfold. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves dragons as I do. Ava Richardson has something truly special to give, to all who love dragons and the world they encompass.”
Ava Richardson writes epic page-turning Young Adult Fantasy books. She creates lovable characters and drops them into intricate worlds that are barely contained within your eReader. Her current work is the ‘Return of the Darkening Series’, which features Seb, Thea and their shared dragon, Kalax.