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Destined for the Dragon

Ballads of Cadarnle, Book 3
By: AJ Ryder
Narrated by: Curt Bonnem
Series: Ballads of Cadarnle, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Destined to save more than just his heart.

The High Dragon

The moment Jaspyr, High Dragon of the y Draig clan, met Avyla he knew she was fated to be his mate. He sensed the magic within her and recognized that she was destined to be his salvation. She would be both his eternal love and guardian of his humanity. 

A kind apothecary

But the meek yet strong-willed woman harbored doubt that a commoner such as she could be with, much less love, such a powerful man. Avyla did not know of the magic within her and had never experienced true love before. Though it may have been her destiny, Avyla's heart was hesitant. 

Danger from within

Not all dragons find their mates, which leaves Jaspyr and the others of his clan with the task of hunting them down once their humanity vanishes. When one of his clan falls to the insanity shortly after Avyla’s arrival, a battle wages that not only endangers the draconic shifters and their mates, but also produces a crucible where the bonds of love are tested and forged.

©2018 AJ Ryder (P)2019 Scarlet Lantern Publishing

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BOOK 3

This audio book was a very good Shifter love story. In the mist of Dragon clan problems a strong bond is formed. A love so strong that no one can brake I totally enjoyed listening.

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Dragon, magic, suspense, shifters and elves and a crazy ass dragon!

Dragon shifters are my favorite! Poor Jaspyr never thought he would find his mate, then we does he’s a bumbling Idiot! I thoroughly enjoyed this story, it’s unique, well written and I loved all the characters. Avila is both meek and strong, Jaspry is so flustered he doesn’t know what to do, Jocelyn is the mother in law we all wish for. This is my first AJ Ryder Book as well as my first Book narrated by Curt Bonnem. I thought the narration was perfect and the story well written and unique.

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  • bluepits73
  • @AudiobookObsession Houston, TX
  • 04-13-19

Dragons!

Who doesn't love a well written dragon romance? It was a great story and I loved how the author built the world and how they intertwined the need for a dragon to find its soul mate; it really gave the story a fairytale feel. Loved how strong willed Avyla was, I also really liked Jaspyr and even his mother as a character. Great love story!

I'm not wholly convinced that this narrators voice was the best match for this book, however, he gave a great performance overall.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Dragons

What can I say. Dragons finding their intended mate. Dwarf finding his 2nd love. Dragon going crazy. Raccoon pet. Lots to love. Action and love mingled together.

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Excellent

I didn't realize until after getting the book that it was in the middle of the series (I usually have to start at the beginning) but I listened anyway and loved it!

Destined for the Dragon was awesome and I can't wait to go back and get the first 2 books now! The story was awesome and the narration was on point!!

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  • Shyla
  • JOSHUA TREE, CA
  • 02-10-19

Entertaining

This was a very unique and entertaining book. I was pleasantly surprised by this story. I love dragons and shifters, so shifter dragons are even better. Love, romance, action, and shifters this book will appeal to everyone.

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  • DMA
  • 05-05-19

good story

this is an interesting story and the characters are well rounded. good world building and the story is interesting enough to keep your attention.
I wasnt keen on the voices of the narration of the female characters but it didn't stop my enjoying it.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 05-05-19

Destined for a great listen

This is a great listen for any PNR lover . And I love my PNR stories . This is a different PNR audio . It’s because the dragon found its mate early in his life . Jaspyr didn’t have to wait long in his years to find her ... only thing is Avyla didn’t know what she was and the power she had ... nobody told her anything. Jaspyr also became the high dragon of his clan at an early age. Both Jaspyr and Avyla meet by accident when she was in a cafe . He was down there and she used her magic ( she didn’t know she used it) to go throw the wall . Jaspyr scares her with his attitude and to top it off there is a mad dragon running around destroying everything. How does Avyla handle everything knowing she has to be strong. Does Jaspyr convince her to give him a chance . Grab it and see

Curt was excellent telling this story . His voice and tone was great for the story .

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  • Mercy Griffin
  • 05-03-19

Refreshing Story

Destined for the Dragon is a different kind of love story. A powerful creature - and leader of his clan - needed to hunt for his mate in order to save his humanity. When he did find her though, they had to face some obstacles and they had to fight for their lives, as well as for lives of their people.

The story flowed well thanks to the narration done by Curt Bonnem. Though in my opinion, he could have done the women's voices better - they were a bit whiny.

All in all, this was a good listen and I would recommend it to listeners who are looking for something different and enjoyable.

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  • Mary Grace Shelton
  • 04-26-19

Fun!

This was a fun book to listen to! Curt did a wonderful job narrating this book! The way he could do the deep, nonhuman sounds- wow!

A few little critiques, first, some words were repeated a little too much. Secondly, I never confused with the timeline of the book in a few spots. In the beginning (not to give away anything) only two nights had been mentioned. Each day play right into one another. Then Jaspear told another character that 13 days had pasted. But I couldn't see how that could be since each day followed the next day. A few other times I was lost on the timeline. Thirdly, some of the names of the characters were very similar to others and it took about half the book to be able to know exactly who was who. Other than that, this was a great book and I look forward to listening to the other books in the series.

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  • tenisha
  • 04-06-19

Destiny Fulfilled

Jaspyr is the high dragon and does not think he will find his mate before it is too late. Avyla has gotten lost and stumbled on Jaspyr's treasure. He scares her until he realizes what she is to him. His mother helps them through the start their relationship and them they must fight for their lifes and then members of his clan. First read and do not feel as if I missed anything.
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  • Gwen
  • 04-01-19

The High Dragon 🐉

As the High Dragon, Jaspyr needs to protect his people but he also needs to find his mate. She comes in the form of an apothecary who also helps her people. She falls into his lap but it will not be an easy courting. The story is full of adventure, action and romance. I love dragons and Jaspyr is one of the good ones. Entertaing story!
The narrator is a good one, he does the voices in a very professional way and quite convincing.

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  • Bette
  • 02-16-19

The Dragon & His Treasure! Great Story & Listen🎧

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I adored this book, it is original, well written and engrossed me from start to end. AJ Ryder created a fascinating world with imaginative & interesting creatures and storylines. The characters were nicely developed, I enjoyed learning more about each, as well as the clans dynamics as the story went on. Jaspyr, the leader, finally meets his mate, Avyla, who is a darling. I was not sure about Jaspry at first but he turned out to be a really nice guy or should I say dragon. The secondary characters were all great and added a lot to the story too. This is my first AJ Ryder book and I enjoyed this as a stand alone. There is a glossary in the back of the Kindle book that is very helpful, it gives descriptions of the locations, character races and their Deities mentioned in the book. I highly recommend this action-packed, drama filled story.

I listened to the Audible edition, Curt Bonnem is an amazing narrator and storyteller. He performed the voices of all the characters, gave each their own unique sound. Did a wonderful job on accents and added the right amount of dramatic flair to the story. Thanks for the great & entertaining listen.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 02-14-19

Great shifter book

Enjoyable shifter book right here. Good level of action and adventure. Characters that are likeable.

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  • Amber N
  • 02-13-19

Pure romance

I liked the story but felt it could have been a lot shorter. They found each other right away in the story and I really enjoyed their meet cute. The beginning had the romance then there was drama at the end with a different story line. Could have had this in a different book was my feeling. Just didn't seem connected and made the hero look weak. Great epilogue though. The narrator did not do the women's voices well, found it made them sound weak and whiney. But otherwise he performed the rest of the story well.
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