The Stone Crown Series
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.
She can save her people—or doom the world.
Narissea faces an impossible choice. Armed with a map discovered in the hidden shrine, she’s forced to lead Inyene’s heir through the wilds of the Plains to claim the ultimate prize. For only the wearer of the Stone Crown can command all dragons, and take the High Throne that rules over the three kingdoms.
To place the crown’s power into Inyene’s hands is unthinkable. Yet failure to obtain it means certain death.
But the small band is not alone. Vicious mercenaries seek the crown for their mysterious patron and attack Narissea’s expedition when they least expect it. In the ensuing chaos, the map is torn in two, forcing Narissea to rely on her memories of landmarks and stories passed down by the village elders to make her way through the Plains and its treacherous Sea of Mists.
When Inyene suspects betrayal, she sends her mechanical dragons against the beleaguered band, and the sands erupt in an epic clash of forces. Narissea’s desperate decisions threaten to alter destinies, but she’ll do whatever it takes to save her people.
No matter the consequences.
The Dragon Throne
She sacrificed her freedom to save the kingdom from a tyrannical ruler—and may have doomed them all.
No sooner has Narissea successfully recovered the Stone Crown and used its power to fend off Inyene, the evil Metal Queen, she discovers the crown can’t be removed. And it’s consuming her mind with its poisonous whispers. Irrational commands and uncharacteristic rage burst forth before she considers their impact. Unwittingly dragons across the land are enslaved by forced obedience to her every word. Not even her own dragon, Ymmen, is spared from the Crown’s powers.
But it’s the voices that drive Narissea toward madness. Voices of the world’s dragons that never cease thundering through her skull—until one breaks through the rest: urging her to take up the throne as High Queen and destroy.
In desperation, Narissea seeks Torvald’s scholar king to help unravel the mysteries of the crown’s creation and crush its growing control over her. With her dragon, Ymmen, and her friends, Abioye and Montfre by her side, she can resist…for now. But the Stone Crown has a will of its own—and it will use whatever means necessary to accomplish its evil goal.
Now Narissea must find a way to destroy the crown.
Before it destroys her.
The Stone crown series boxset
The wearer of the Stone Crown can wield unlimited power—if it can be found.
A new evil creeps across the land of Torvald and its Three Kingdoms, where folk tales are nearly all that remains of the glorious dragons’ victorious past. Inyene, a ruthless noblewoman of the Northern Kingdom, enslaves villagers and plunders valuable resources to power mechanical dragons. With them, she’ll conquer her rivals’ territories, ascend the High Throne, and unite the realms under a single crown.
But all is not yet lost when there are those brave enough to fight.
Hope rests on the shoulders of sixteen-year-old Narissea, who dreams of escaping her shackles, and the injured dragon she rescues. What they discover in an ancient shrine holds the key to Narissea’s plans to free her people and puts her in Inyene’s sights.
Intrigue, war, and betrayal consume the land, while in the air dragons fly. Failure to stop Inyene will doom the kingdoms… But even in victory, Narissea may be forced to sacrifice the one thing she wants above all: her freedom.
The Stone Crown box set features Dragon Connection, Dragon Quest, and Dragon Freedom. Queen of the Dragons, Ava Richardson invites you to immerse yourself in a dragon-filled world with epic magic, fearless characters and, at its heart, the deep bond between dragon and rider.