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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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The only way to free her sister is to make a deal with a dragon…

In a city where brutal elves reign, with powerful dragon shifters as their henchmen, street thief Saskia’s only hope to rescue her sister lies with the gruff dragon shifter, Castor. He needs someone to pull off a heist of mysterious item, and she’s the only one desperate enough to do it. With Castor’s help, she’s able to save her sister—but now she owes him a dangerous debt.

To pay him back, Saskia embarks on a perilous mission to infiltrate the palace as a lady’s maid. As she navigates the treacherous world of elf nobility, Saskia becomes entangled in palace politics and finds herself drawn to an elvish scholar, despite the dragon’s warning. But now, Saskia’s bargain has put her in the sights of the sinister elven Empress Eirana.

In order to survive—and to protect the brusque dragon shifter who means more to her than she’s ready to admit—Saskia must face off against a centuries-old empress, whose dark powers can destroy an entire kingdom.

In a world teeming with magic and political intrigue, Saskia must find the strength within herself to navigate false alliances, uncover the truth, and forge her own destiny.

Ava’s Complete Library

Return of the Darkening Series

Upon Dragon’s Breath Trilogy

First Dragon Rider Trilogy

Sea Dragons Trilogy

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Alveria Dragon Akademy

Alveria Dragon Akademy Book 1
Alveria Dragon Akademy Book 2
Alveria Dragon Akademy Book 3

Deadweed Dragons

Dragon Dragons Book 1
Deadweed Dragons Book 2
Deadweed Dragons Book 3

Alveria Dragon Akademy’s Untameables

Alveria Dragon Akademy's Untameables Book 1
Alveria Dragon Akademy's Untameables Book 2

The Stone Crown Series

Reign of Chaos


Ragond’s Portal War

The Last Dragonriders Series

Reaping of Ragond

Qapira Awakening

Ragond’s Witch Hunter

Charassi’s Fae Queen

Rise of the Dragon Riders

Dragon Defenders of Destia

The Magic of Delphire

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.