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A young mage and her dragon must battle the darkest magic…

All her life, Winnie has dreamt of being a mage. But when her grandmother threatens to pull her out of school, Winnie needs to prove herself to the Fairspell Magic Academy, and fast! When she’s chosen to travel with a delegation of mages to the capitol of Fantis, she sees her chance…

But Winnie’s determination gets her mixed up in a mystery that threatens all magic in the kingdom. Soon, she finds herself imprisoned alongside a fierce dragon named Kygo, tormented by dangerous experiments that mix dragon and human sorcery. And making Winnie’s own powers become erratic and dangerous.

Winnie and Kygo must band together to escape the clutches of evil, and save Winnie’s fellow mages before it’s too late. And if they fail, the ancient war between Fantis and Destia will reignite…

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Only a dragon prince and a disgraced healer can save the kingdom…

When Prince Tagaris shows up on Gwen’s doorstep asking for help, she’s tempted to shut the door in his face. After all, the dragon lord banished her from court—alongside her mentor—when they failed to heal the dying king five years before. But Gwen can’t deny his request.

Tagaris’s niece, Comnena, has been stricken with the same mysterious disease that killed the king. And Gwen soon realizes the young woman isn’t sick—she’s been poisoned. The dragon queen insists her daughter’s condition be kept secret, so Tagaris devises a solution to hide Gwen’s true purpose: a fake courtship.

He’s the last person on earth Gwen could ever love, but he’s the only one she can rely on to help her cure Comnena. And there’s more to Tagaris than she imagined. As she finds herself getting closer to him, their fake courtship begins to turn into something dangerously real.

But can Gwen truly forgive the dragon lord? And can they work together to stop the kingdom from going up in flames?

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.