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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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Jasper and Avyla

I love dragon shifter romance books and this one was pretty good even if a little slow at times. Jasper meets Avyla and he knew she was his fated mate. Curt Bonne did a good job with the narration. I received this free copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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The Insanity of Love or Just Insanity.

This magical paranormal romance is delivered by the truly gifted vocal acting of Curt Bonnem . AJ Ryder’s story delivers the Listener into the world of Dragons , magic , humans and the constant threat of Insanity. Jaspyr , a High Dragon fears he will meet Insanity before he finds his mate . His mate must hold two special ingredients within themselves for his ultimate salvation. He has seen the results when no mate can be found and Jaspyr begins to fret. He has been waiting since he was 18 years old and that hundred year mark approached. Avyla , a Human ,upon first glance seems very meek and definitely quiet . However the core of steel often displayed gives the listener a greater respect for deeper character of Avyla . The lack of love experienced by her during her lifetime leaves her in doubt of what Jaspyr’s Dragon is offering ...love ! A commoner and a High Dragon ...It just doesn’t make any sense. Yet ,as Avyla uncertainty wavers , Jaspyr must deliver justice to the insane of his kind that love forgot . Forever reminding him of the Sands of Time. .......Love or Insanity . This was an awesome listen and definitely will not be my last of this dynamic duo . Amazing listen all the way round 😊🌸

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Phenomenal Narration

Destined for the Dragon, the third book in the Ballads of Cadarnle series is an entertaining and enjoyable, dragon-shifter romance. The storyline is intriguing about a dragon-shifter who is searching for his true mate. The main characters, Jaspyr and Avyla, are charming and engaging with a sizzling connection. Curt Bonnem does a phenomenal job with the narration, immersing the listener further into the story. His inflections are precise, knowing when and how to change his tone. He is a very talented narrator, and I just loved his performance. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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made me a fan of dragon shifter books

I'll be honest, I never really have given a dragon shift book a read. One just never peaked my interest. I am so glad that I gave this book a chance. I really enjoyed this story. Jaspyr is a dragon shifter and he has to find his mate. He finds her in Avyla. At first he thinks she is trespasser after his treasure but soon sees her true nature. Now he has to figure out how to show her that he isn't the scary dragon she thinks he is. Watching these two fall in love was so sweet. I love that even though Jaspyr is a scary dragon to those he doesn't know him, we saw the real side of him. Anyone could relate. I loved Avyla's sweet nature. They are a perfect pair. My favorite character, though, was Avyla pet raccoon Baxter. He cracked me up! I will definitely give more dragon shifter books a chance after this one. This narrator also did a great job with the different characters. I never once thought about how it was one person doing all the voices. A must read/listen.

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Fun story

I enjoyed this story , it was quite entertaining and l liked the characters a lot. The narrator did all the voices, men and women, accents and all.

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Too slow...

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I typically do not leave reviews beyond star ratings on books I don’t care for however, as I’m on the negative side of neutral and did get this in exchange I will provide a review. I could not get into this book. There were too many parts that were overdone and over explained that it slowed the pace of the book to a crawl. The storyline may not be bad but as a whole it was too slow for me.

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Good dragon romance

Sweet romance with some spice. A little slow, but entertaining. Focus is mainly on the romance. Loved the dragon shifter aspect. I listened to the audio version on Audible. Narrator did good; he’s a little formal, but a clear performance. The story feels medieval, so I suppose the narration works. The story and characters are a bit old-fashion. Jaspyr really wants to find a mate; he’s been searching for years. If his kind doesn’t find a mate before they turn 100, they begin to go mad and become very dangerous. Luckily, Avyla stumbles upon his treasure trove. Unfortunately, she’s a bit hesitant to the idea of being a dragon’s mate and there’s a dragon nearing his 100th year, so danger is afoot. Loved that both dragon and mate need to be virgins; it’s nice that it’s not just the females. Avyla and Jaspyr are cute together. Enjoyed Avyla’s work as an apothecary and the magical aspects to the story. I didn’t read the previous books, but I don’t think it’s needed. I followed along just fine. Overall, an enjoyable dragon romance. AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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Enjoyable shifter book

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

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Intense action

A J Ryder has written a book filled with action, dragon shifters, magical creatures, intense love, and even a raccoon. Jaspyr know that Avyla is his fated mate but she has her doubts. The author guides the listener on her journey of self discovery of her love for Jaspyr and the special powers she possesses. This book is filled with love. Curt Bonnem is an amazing storyteller. He makes the listener a part of the story. His deep commanding voice is perfect for Jaspyr. I received this Audible book and voluntarily wrote this unbiased review. I highly recommend this Audible book.

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  • 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 . I’m reviewing this audio as part of audio obsession and the views are my own

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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. 🎧 Audiobook Obsession

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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. Thank you 🎧AudiobookObssession

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  • Bette
  • 02-16-19

The Dragon & His Treasure! Great Story & Listen🎧

4.5 Stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 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. Thank you 🎧AudiobookObsession

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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. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer