My name is Thea, and I’m a monster hunter. Or a monster, depending on who you ask…
My dad trained me to be tough and ruthless, so I could replace him someday as head of our shifter clan. Then I discovered my father wasn’t the man I thought he was. So I went freelance instead. Now, I fight for the underdogs my dad used to exploit. Sure, I get paid. But I don’t do it for the money…
So when a rogue werewolf I’m hunting turns out to be innocent, I want to know who framed him, and why. His name is Marcus, and with his broad shoulders and piercing eyes, he can certainly take care of himself. But someone wants him dead. And I want to keep him alive… At least long enough for me to figure out what he’s hiding.
Because Marcus is more than just your average shifter. He’s something much stranger, and much more dangerous. An ancient secret lurks behind his fierce, smoldering gaze.
And once it’s revealed, it could tear this world apart…
A tragedy, a plague, and a dragon rider’s destiny….
Kira’s heart is broken when her stepfather dies in a dragon-riding accident. When it becomes clear that his dragon, Axel, is gravely ill, she knows she can’t take another loss. The only hope to heal him seems to rest with her mother’s old friend, who lives in the far-off city of Caravon. Kira has never left her village, but to save Axel, she’ll embark on the journey, and soon discover that he isn’t the only one sick.
In fact, a plague is sweeping through the dragons of Ragond, and no one knows the cause.
When Kira finds an abandoned dragon hatchling named Gilda, she soon comes to believe that the young dragon may be the key to the mysterious illness. After all, her mother succumbed to the sickness, but the hatchling is surprisingly healthy and eager to help Kira find the answers needed to eradicate the plague.
Both Kira and Gilda may be young, but they are far from ordinary, and as they begin to uncover the reasons for the illness, they discover a secret that threatens not only the dragons, but Ragond itself. Yet, curing the plague might not be enough to stop the dangers that threaten to overwhelm them.
Ava’s Complete Library
Return of the Darkening Series
Upon Dragon’s Breath Trilogy
First Dragon Rider Trilogy
Sea Dragons Trilogy
Alveria Dragon Akademy
Alveria Dragon Akademy’s Untameables
The Stone Crown Series
Reign of Chaos
Ragond’s Portal War
The Last Dragonriders Series
Reaping of Ragond
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.”