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The new world is calling....

Niell Torvald is desperate to prove himself - his father’s kingdom depends on him. When a vicious attack on the way to the Draconis Order monastery nearly kills him, it becomes clear that grave trials await him on this path. Joreth, the wise monk who saves his life, advises caution upon entering the sacred halls. His mission is to learn arcane magic from the monks that will help to cement his father’s power, but Niell will need more than magical arts alone to navigate the challenges before him.

Among the monks’ students, Niell meets the lovely and mysterious Char, who senses evil deep within the ranks of the dragon order’s members. She takes him to a dragon she has raised, Paxala, and the three of them become fast friends. Niell soon grows in strength as he and his fellow students gain ancient knowledge, and his closeness to Char blossoms into something more.

When Niell’s brothers grow impatient and attack the monastery in a bid to seize power, he will have to decide where his loyalties lie: with his warlord father’s domain or the new friends he has made in the wider world.

©2017 Relay Publishing (P)2017 Relay Publishing

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They are not from Pern! Sweetness abounds

I love fantasy, most of my collection consists of some sci-fi, pulp, horror, and then the bulk is made up of fantasy. Dragons rule fantasy, just look at the number of films out there about dragons, and all the books about dragons. That is generally enough to turn me off from a book, if it is about dragons, that is. So few people get dragons right. Dragonslayer is one of the best movies I've ever seen with dragons, and Draonlance is perhaps the (the 1st three books) best set of novels I rever read about dragons. Occasionally, a good one slips in like Hood's Familiar Dragon trilogy.

Dragon God hits the mark. I will say I didn't expect a Young Adult book when I started listening, but since I listen while I drive both my kids and I got a pleasant surprise. DG has some great characters, and the plot sizzles. It is a fun ride and my youngest said that the monestary made him think of Hogwarts for dragons. I'm not a Harry Potter fan, but I get wherehe is coming from. The story could grow just like HP did.

Wiliams does a fine job narrating, and she drags you right into the action. For a first book in a series it sure makes you want more. May I have some more, please?

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Sweet novel

Am not a big fan of books about dragons and such, but I have to admit that this one kept me totally entertained and needing to hear what would happen next. It had a seamless flow to it and very easy to understand without leaving you confused. The author did an excellent job writing this and the narrator did an excellent job telling it. A great novel for the young readers who like stories like this one.

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  • Trisha
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 02-15-18

Dragon fun

Getting sent to learn the secrets of a monastery doesn't sound like a lot of fun and it doesn't sound dangerous. It turns out to be the exact opposite. There is adventure and magic mixed up with dragons in this book. I enjoyed this book a lot. I will have to be on the lookout for the next book to come out because it was a great story and the narration was wonderful too. If you like dragons and fantasy, pick up this book.

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge.

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  • TU
  • 02-12-18

Great start to a new fantasy series

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I thought this was a pretty good book. It is definitely geared towards a younger audience, but I thought it was still pretty good. I thought the narrator was good too. Tiffany Williams' voice was rich and dynamic and helped bring the story to life. I would have liked a little more background to some parts, like the dragons, but I'm sure there will be in future books in the series.

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fantastic.

this was an excellent story and I can't wait to listen to the next two books in this awesome series

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Great Story!

I received this audio book for free in exchange for my honest review. This is an excellent and well written story with top notch narration that will keep you enthralled till the very end.

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This is great!

From the beginning. I don't want to give any part away. Loved every bit. Thank you, Ava, you did it again!

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Dragons for YA

This book was a nice little adventure with some magic and dragons definitely built towards a younger audience but can easy be enjoyed and any age. If you like dragons or fantasy then it's worth a shot and Williams does a great job in this one.

I received this audiobook as a gift in exchange for my honest review.

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  • seelk
  • Ontario, Canada
  • 02-04-18

interesting

An interesting twist on the dragon rider story. Recommending to younger listeners.
It is heavy on the human side and very little on the dragon side. I would have likes a bit more background story on the dragons and how they came to be in that crater. A bit confused though... Are they captive? Why are the monks feeding them? Are they bad or are they good? Are they used by the abbott or are they using him?
I liked that Niell is given a chance to prove himself, how he grows in character and he turns out to be an honest, loyal young man despite the many injustices thrown his way from a young age. Finally befriending Char and then her dragon, then their rescue opens up opportunities for him. Left with many questions though which hopefully will be answered in the next book.

I liked Ms. Williams' voice she uses in the story-telling style that many young listeners would enjoy.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and this review is voluntary.

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A fabulous Fantasy listen

I really liked this book. The beginning threw me off a bit due to the fact that a lot of fantasy-esque terms were used that hadn't been introduced or explained, however they come into play further within the book. I'm not all too familiar with the fantasy genre other than Lord of the Rings, so I didn't know quite what I was in for with this book but given that I really enjoy Dragonheart I was interested in what this book had to offer.

I won't go too much into detail as I don't want to spoil this book, but it has some really tense and thrilling chapters! Once I had moved past my initial confusion (which if you've read my other reviews I'm quite good at being confused by things) the book really began to draw me in. Whilst Neil Torvald is the adventurous and somewhat stubbornly loyal protagonist type, I was amazed to find that he wasn't written to be some stereotypical good-at-everything-he-does leading role! Don't be put off by this concept though - I found that it added more depth to the character, showing us the hardships and accomplishments that went along with all of the difficulties in learning new skills. It also paved the road to introducing new characters, instead of slotting them into the immediate role of sidekick.

The pacing of the book is easy to keep up with, I didn't find myself getting bored at any point and I could easily see this as a story that would become a film. The introduction of dragons happens in two different contexts, one being personal introduction and another being scholarly. These two contexts really introduces the listener/reader to the different ways that dragons are treated in the book and also the conflicting personalities of certain characters.

I came to really enjoy the narration! Tiffany Williams narrates each character incredibly well, reflecting the personalities into her voice. Each characters voice was significantly different and it was easy to distinguish which character was speaking without context clues. Williams mirrored the suspense of the story itself in her voice which added a really impressive atmosphere to the audiobook.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Ava Richardson. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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  • MR
  • 02-12-18

Great Story

I really loved this book and everything about i promise you that you will get sucked in once you start I cannot wait for my next monthly credit to listen to the next one.

Even though I recevied a free copy of this audiobook to provide a non-biased review I am now hooked and will be continuing with the series.

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  • Jackie Thorogood
  • 01-25-18

Very entertaining

I cannot help but say what a fabulous book, I loved it Great story with so much detail in both the characters and the story itself. It's got to be in my top ten books on audible, and believe me I have a lot.
It ticked my boxes,
Tiffany Williams was fantastic with all the characters 😊 Also with the story. Really well done.
I've reviewed this highly because as I have said. It ticked all my boxes.
Definitely recommended

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  • Book Addict
  • 05-01-18

A Great Start to a Magical Series!

The story centred on a young lad of 16, Neill who is the third son of a Warlord in the middle kingdom, because he is also a bastard he has been picked on by his older brothers all his life. His father loves him dearly, but he has always felt ashamed all his life.
When the Draconis order Monastery calls for the three Kingdoms young people to be sent for training. Neill Torvalds is sent by his father to find the Draconis magic secrets to help his father.
When he arrives, he finds he is not treated any better, but meets char who has looked after dragon from an egg. Paxala and Char become very good friends to Neill. This is the first book in a new magical series.
The narration was superb with all the different voices, it brought to life a magical world where miracles could still happen to those who believe.

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  • Jeff
  • 02-12-18

sorcery and dragons

Is there anything you would change about this book?

nothing about the book it was well written but felt the narrator needed a little mpore life in the presentaion

Would you recommend Dragon God to your friends? Why or why not?

I am going to read the book now to see if that is maybe better than audile

What three words best describe Tiffany Williams’s performance?

felt dull lifless

Did Dragon God inspire you to do anything?

yes read the book

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  • J Smith
  • 02-03-18

Interested to see where it leads.

All in all, it was worth a listen to, the narrator did a reasonable job with the character voices and story telling, and the overall story was pretty good, but I found it a little too easy a listen, a little too much young in the YA for my taste.
The characters all felt a bit too naive and no where near as cunning as they thought they were and sometimes I couldn’t follow the logic of why some of them would do some of those things when no reasonable person would!?
After having taken the time to finish it though, I’d be very interested in seeing where the story is taken from here and would probably finish the series!
I listened to the story on X1.25 speed and it didn’t lose any appeal or quality.
This is an unbiased review of a free review copy.