Dragon Trials : Return of the Darkening

  • by Ava Richardson
  • Narrated by Tiffany Williams
  • Series: Return of the Darkening
  • 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

High-born Agathea Flamma intends to bring honor to her family by following in her brothers' footsteps and taking her rightful place as a Dragon Rider. With her only other option being marriage, Thea will not accept failure. She's not thrilled at her awkward, scruffy partner, Seb, but their dragon has chosen, and now the unlikely duo must learn to work as a team. Seventeen-year-old Sebastian has long been ashamed of his drunken father and poor upbringing, but then he's chosen to train as a Dragon Rider at the prestigious academy. Thrust into a world where he doesn't fit in, Seb finds a connection with his dragon that is even more powerful than he imagined. Soon, he's doing all he can to succeed and not embarrass his new partner, Thea. When Seb hears rumors that an old danger is reemerging, he and Thea begin to investigate. Armed only with their determination and the dragon they both ride, Thea and Seb may be the only defense against the Darkening that threatens to sweep the land. Together, they will have to learn to work together to save their kingdom...or die trying.

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Holy Cow!

Welcome the the Dragon Trials! READ IT. (or in my case, listen) You will not be disappointed at all. If Dragons are your thing, this is a must. If you want entitled bitches, this is your book. If you want struggling to fit in, this is your book. If you just want a great story, this is your book.

It is a story of history and preservation. The Darkening is starting to show its face again in a land that has been peaceful for centuries. 2 naive and novice Dragon Riders go to seek it out and see what is happening to their country.

The rest of the story, you will have to find out for yourself.

The narration was excellent and keep you involved all the way.

5 stars for this one. Very entertaining.

"This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."
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- Koolaid53

Excellent Dragon Adventure

This was an excellent book with a solid storyline and great narration. I was impressed with the writing and thought that all of the characters were very believable. Overall I have nothing but good things to say.

On the day that happens every 4 years, the young dragons are released from their enclosure to choose their riders. The book centers around the two riders chosen by a rare red dragon. One is a girl from an aristocratic family with a long history of dragon riders, and the other is the unlikely son of a poor blacksmith in the slums.

The two vastly different riders and their dragon struggle to get along and keep up with their classmates, becoming one of the best performing teams in the school. However, rumors and whispers of trouble in the north are prevalent. Stories of an old enemy returning to destroy the realm reach even the King's ears. To make matters worse, no one seems to care or know anything about it. The two fresh dragon riders are determined to investigate and find out if the rumors are true, and if the ancient enemy has returned to threaten the realm.

The narration in this book was top notch. She did a great job switching back and forth between the male and female voices. 5 stars for her.

All-in-all I thought this was a great book and would recommend it for anyone who likes fantasy books.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
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- Striker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-19-2016
  • Publisher: Maxitech Media