Friday, June 5, 2020

Dragon School: Episodes 1-5 by Sarah K. L. Wilson and Narrated by Jigisha Patel

Dragon School: Episodes 1-5 audiobook cover artBook Description:
A disabled teen, an empathetic dragon, and a bond that will save the world.
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?
This audiobook contains episodes 1-5 of Dragon School:
  1. Dragon School: First Flight
  2. Dragon School: Initiate
  3. Dragon School: The Dark Prince
  4. Dragon School: The Ruby Isles
  5. Dragon School: Sworn
My Thoughts:
I've been listening to this set of books in my car along with my kids.  We love them.  They need to be listened to in order because the stories build on each other and if you try to start in the middle of the series, you will wi be lost.  Amel is a cripple and is determined to become a dragon rider.  Her determination and strength is amazing.  I love Reolkin (sorry if I misspell names, I'm listening to the audiobooks).  Her dragon is absolutely amazing.  Their minds connect unlike any of the others in her class and it is magical.
Unfortunately for her, Dragon School has to go through a significant change in a short amount of time and she is tossed into the deep end before she's ready.  There is so much that happens in these first five books that I couldn't say too much without giving things away.  I will say the author has surprised me with Amel's ailment and not magically fixing it immediately, which is what I expected.  Rather it is an integral part of the story and how she has to overcome it is amazing.  If at some point, the ailment is fixed, great but I think the author has done a great job with not taking the easy way out from the start.
I do love the romantic spark the author has put in here.  There is always a mystery or a question of loyalty and I love that Amel is determined to do right and not let others sway her concept of right and wrong.  She wants to understand things and not just be lead around like a child.  She grew and changed a lot in these first stories and we've already started the second set so I cannot wait to see where the author takes all of the characters I've grown to love!
It's a 5/5 for me.  My children (ages 5, 10, and 11) ask for the book to be turned on immediately when we get into the car and I love sharing these stories with them.

Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


Post a Comment