Dragon School: First Flight (Volume 1)

Narrated by: Jigisha Patel
Series: Dragon School Series, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
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Join Dragon School. Learn to fly. 

Sixteen-year-old Amel arrived at Dragon School just like everyone else - with a dream to ride dragons and join the Dominion Dragon Riders. But Amel has a crippled leg, and Dragon School training is grueling. Before she can even become an initiate, she must complete her First Flight on a dragon. Can Amel survive First Flight and become a Dragon School initiate, or will her dreams dash on the rocks below?

©2017 Sarah K. L. Wilson (P)2018 Sarah K. L. Wilson
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Down to earth!

Who would have thought a dragon book could be down to earth? But this one is. Very genuine! The entire series is true to form. No duds.

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Dragon + Crippled Girl = Dragon Rider

This was a great introductory story to this series. This series is done as serials, and while I wish each episode contained more, everything that was there was great. I listened to the audio books and the narrator did a fantastic job. Well, she was a bit slow, but once I increased the speed to Fast on my mp3 player, it was perfect.

I love dragons, and having a crippled woman who can't walk without crutch become a dragon rider was a nice touch. Being a shorter work of fiction, the pacing was fast and the book passed by in no time. I look forward to continuing this series!

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Arrival

This is the first book of 20 for this series. 16 year old Amel arrives at Dragon school. She is very strong minded even though her body is weaker then most. Of course she is last to pick her dragon and ends up with Raolcan a purple feisty dragon. A lot of this is build up for the next book. It is short but pretty good.

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Good Intro to a New Dragon World

This was my first book I’ve read of Wilson’s and I was pleasantly surprised. It was a good intro to the Dragon School world. I wish some more of Amel’s back story had been explained, but it was still an interesting take on dragons and their riders. The side-characters kind of fluctuate between liking and hating Amel which makes your head spin, but it’s somewhat understandable since they’re trying to like her though society deems she’ll never be worthy of anything due to her disability. I’m intrigued in what will happen next, so I’ll definitely be continuing the journey.

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What A Beginning...

I had owned the e-book of this, but had put off reading it.... now I am kicking myself for waiting. A school for dragon riders where anyone can apply regardless of social class or physical condition, what a great idea for a book? Actually, though, I am kind of glad that I waited for the audio book as the narrator, Jigisha Patel, has done amazing job of bring the book, and especially the crippled protagonist to life. You could just feel her pain and determination. And the story (though a little short) kept me not wanting to turn it off as it led from one situation to the next. I cannot wait to hear the rest of this 20 book series. A copy of this audiobook was received at no cost from the author in exchange for a fair and impartial review.

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Good Start

The story is well developed and you can tell that the author has spent the time building up the world. The story is difficult to listen to at times because the verbiage used seems simplified and meant for a younger audience with very few variants in how dialog is presented.

The narrator is extremely hard for me to get past. While she is clear and concise with the words and pronunciation there is little to no inflection to her voice which makes the characters sound dull and emotionless. Which they aren't.

I am enjoying the story so far and am excited to see how it begins to unfold.

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Great story

Love how Amel doesn’t her disability define her. She goes for what she wants, even if she’s a little confused. Ready for book 2.

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amazing start to fantastic series and world

tm not normally a fan of episode stories or short stories because they are far to quick to end leaving you wanting more lol which is the desired effect and one i often find my self annoyed with lol but nods despite my issues with those kind of stories sarah k l wilson has done what i never expected to be done and that is create a episodic story which does the things i mentioned above but also at the end of the storyline leaves you just as fufiled and hungering for more and awaiting the next story arc etc and i have allways loved paranormal stories but none have tackled dragons in such a way as to do them justice except for two series one which was the inheritence cycle by christopher paolini and then this series but nods moving on to main part of this i loved all of the characters the good and bad but mainly Amel and raolcan her dragon partner as well as others but mainly amel becuase i can relate to her heavily we both have physical disabilities but we both strive to not let them get the best of us and we both press on forward despite the things people put in our path which is one of the few things that drew me into this story and world overall and i look forward to seeing amel grow and her bond with her dragon and others as well overall the plot was well written and executed and as for the audio part of the review the quality was good but not so sure about the narrator just yet overall though loved it

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Dragon School: First Flight

Dragon School: First Flight is the best story I’ve heard in a long time. It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. The world building is exquisite, and the connection between the main character and her dragon is heartwarming. I would highly recommend this series to anyone who loves fiction stories about dragons.

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Loved the story

Overall, the story was great. The narration left a little to be desired, as she would put inflections in the wrong place, completely ignored punctuation and context at some points, and barely changed her tone of voice/accent at all to differentiate the characters. But once I got used to how she spoke (though I was frustrated), I could usually just focus on the story. I loved the purple dragons, the sass and character they had was amazing. I liked the colour ranking system, though I wish the each of the colours’ jobs were mentioned a little more. I kind of forgot what half of them did, and the Purples job wasn’t even alluded to until Chapter 13. I wish the main characters names were mentioned more often as well, as I forgot most of them, except for Lang. And at some points, I forgot his name too. But other than that, I really enjoyed the story, and will be continuing on with the series. Maybe when I do, I’ll remember the things previously mentioned with more consistency.