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A kingdom divided, magic-wielding monks, and a whole lot of dragons.

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Dragon God, by Ava Richardson, is a magical journey reminiscent of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern. The story opens with Neill Torvald, the illegitimate son of a powerful warlord. Neill has been sent to a monastery of the Draconis Order as a student and a spy. Can he discover the source of the monks’ magical power, and do they really control dragons?

His peers at the monastery come from across the three kingdoms. One of his fellow students, Char, is the illegitimate daughter of a prince. She introduces him to Paxala, a dragon she’s secretly raised outside the monastery walls.

But 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.

~Excerpt from the official Amazon blurb

If you love magic and a good dragon book, this is the novel for you.

Content Warning Note: The world of the book contains a race which is named after a racial slur for the Romani peoples and also contains negative stereotypes. Neill’s mother belonged to this race, and he endures a great deal of racism from teachers, peers, and half-siblings alike. For more information on why Roma and Romani are more appropriate terms than the widely used “g*psy” word, please read here.

More by Ava Richardson

Website: Ava Richardson Books

Goodreads: 17 books

Facebook: Ava Richardson Books

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Ditrie Marie Bowie


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Ditrie Marie Bowie (née Sanchez) is a Puerto Rican in British Columbia, Canada who writes fiction. She is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and co-editor of Strange Stories to Tell in the Park. Bowie is also the creator of the webcomic, This Writer Can’t Draw. A classically trained pianist and former educator, she has lived in three different countries spanning two continents. And she met her spouse in a video game.


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