The Summer Dragon

First Book of The Evertide
Narrated by: Ali Ahn
Series: The Evertide, Book 1
Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
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The debut novel from the acclaimed illustrator - a high fantasy adventure featuring dragons and deadly politics.

Maia and her family raise dragons for the political war machine. As she comes of age, she anticipates a dragon of her own to add to the stable of breeding parents. Her peaceful life is shattered when the Summer Dragon - one of the rare and mythical High Dragons - makes an appearance in her quiet valley. Political factions vie for control of the implied message, threatening her aspirations, her aerie, her entire way of life.

The bond between dragons and their riders is deep and lifelong, and Maia's desire for a dragon of her own to train, ride, fly, and love drives her to take a risk that puts her life at stake. She is swept into an adventure that pits her against the deathless Horrors, thralls of the enemy, and a faceless creature drawn from her fear. In her fight to preserve everything she knows and loves, she exposes a conspiracy, unearths an ancient civilization, and challenges her understanding of her world - and of herself.

©2016 Todd Lockwood (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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love it

I loved it and would love to see the rest of the series. The book kept me entertained the reader was really nice and left me at a point where I'd like to pick up the next book immediately. If it were available

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Awesome

My wife and I listened to this on a roadtrip and quickly got addicted. Now we are both hoping there are more to follow.

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5 star plotline, 2 star main character

Despite the 4+ star rating on this book, I struggled with it. The author's language, world building, religion and underlying plot were all wonderful, but almost from the beginning I struggled to like the main character. I can't tell if the author intended this or not, or how much the narration (which was not terrible but also not great) was influencing my feelings about her. I found Maia so self-centered and uncaring about how her actions affected the others around her that by about 3/4 of the way through I just wanted the book to end so I could stop listening to the monologue about how right she was. I am a dragon-book lover since reading Anne McCaffrey's Pern series in elementary school, so I was also disappointed by the way the dragons were represented, which felt like a kind of meld between a pet and a horse. Bottom line, I would suggest getting this book from the library before spending a credit or $ on it.

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Book 2 please

What did you love best about The Summer Dragon?

Loved the book! Read the authors 'timeline' for future releases for this series. The wait is gonna KILL me. ;)

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Perfectly entertaining!

I've listened to this great audio book three times in a row so far and expect to begin again immediately... Wonderfully complex and detailed! Looking for the next book and hope it's soon!

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Pretty good

The book was overall good. Beginning is hard to get through and you get flooded with characters right out of the gate. if you can get past the intro and into the story, it's a pretty good book.

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Enjoyed!

I hope Todd comes out with a sequel soon. I enjoyed this audiobook - it was very well narrated; the world building phenomenal. Can't wait for the next one! #pleasehurry

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Love it!

Learn to raise and train your dragon in an exciting and engaging way, along with bone chilling experiences and adventures!
It obviously reminded of The Dragonriders of Pern series, but also The Chronicles of Obernewtyn. Can't wait for the next book.

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truly a epic story

wonderful. I hope I will not have to wait long for the next book. the plot was great charters strong and we'll devoleped.

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Dragon rider.

Excellent dragon and rider story! Also a girl's coming of age story! I'm ready for the next book!

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