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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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  • 06-26-18

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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Lousy

I did not even finish what a waste of my audio book. I will ask for my money back

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Not Good

I hate to be so blunt, but this poor book is terrible. Now, if the author is a teenager, then the book would be okay. But if this was written by an adult, well, it's pretty bad. The writing is choppy, the plot is tropey, the characters are flat, there are a lot of non sequiturs, and the main character's thoughts tend to flit around like a lost butterfly. The book could have used a professional edit. A big, huge, long professional edit.

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A simple, quick fun story

No princess-in-hiding, no lost heir, no orphan title character. Just a PoMo "fringe, excluded one" chasing her dream. [Wait! someone several books later will eventually say "Did I forget to say that I am a prince/princess?"] However, we do start off with the "chosen one" trope ["The ---- chooses the ----, Harry."] and some time later will have to deal with prophesy. We have a mind-meld lifetime-bond of dragon and rider (reminiscent of Eragon and of the bats in Gregor the Overlander), which allows Amel to rise above herself.
The narrator, however, delivers a reading rather than a performance, with the result that one needs to imagine how the characters would really express themselves. I recommend bumping up the speed to focus on the story not the narration.

A good listen at the sale price; too short for the full price. These books should be bundled into a trilogy and repriced.

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loved the story but too short

the story was good but too short. seems like the first section of a longer book. not worth a credit. only see myself getting this series when they are on sale if all are this short.

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Great Dragon Story

I can't wait to get the next book. I want to know why the rush for the initiates. I recommend this book for young adult reading and for anyone who enjoys dragon stories.

The narration for pretty good.

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good story

very good story. riders are always different .. story should get more interesting as it goes along

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Dragon School

Very interesting read about #perseverance #strength and #friendship it's the start of an adventure #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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Get a new narrator

I’m sure the rest of the story might probably maybe be good. But the narrator......beuller? Beuller?