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Fledgling (Dargonrider Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 308 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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About the Author

Nicole Conway is an author and freelance illustrator from North Alabama. Currently she lives in Valdosta, Georgia, with her husband. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Auburn University, and is a member of the SCBWI. Her first published work, DERVYSHIRE PARK, was released in 2012.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3151 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Month9Books (5 Aug. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MH3LY1W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,106 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Nikki McKay on 15 Nov. 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book and my only criticism is that it was just too short - I read it in a few hours. As the next instalment in the series is not out, I now endure a frustrating wait. That said, I cannot complain about the length as for 77p, it took me into another world. The story: Jaevid is half-elf, half-human, despised by both communities. His mother dies and when he is 12, he goes to live with his father and father's family (who all despise him). Thankfully, this episode of our hero's life only lasts for a few pages before, for some reason - not made clear - a dragon rider takes him to an academy, he stumbles on a wild dragon in chains and threatened with maiming, and is accepted as that dragon's rider. At this point he gains strong champions and strong themes of integrity and courage begin to emerge in our hero along with some strange abilities. I enjoyed the description of Jaevid's development into someone who, despite being scared, pushes himself to step up. Strong characters and some interesting themes coming out. I look forward to the next instalment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julia Ember on 13 Dec. 2014
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I have to admit that for the first thirty pages or so, I was fairly skeptical. While the world was unique, the beginning felt exposition heavy and almost like the outline of a story. The main character, Jae, takes us through a sequence of events in his early life – explaining his societal position as a halfbreed – part hated grey elf, part human. The newness of the world held my attention, but I wasn’t loving the plot pacing or the writing style.

However, once Jae joins the Dragon Academy, I really got into the story and the writing got … punchier? Less exposition, way more action and the author has a great ear for dialogue between teens. As a main character, Jae is endearing: he’s too small, doesn’t fit in, treats animals with respect and dignity, brave and sometimes rash — and has a pet dragon who can speak to him through his mind. His roommate and best friend, Felix, never failed to make me giggle with his theories on flirtation. The author really made me believe in the world of the Dragon Academy, and filled it with a whole range of awesome characters. Once I got into the plot, I really fell in love with this. Perhaps as a horse rider myself, I have a bit of a soft spot for Riding Academies as a setting.

Possibly a little bit too similar to How to Tame Your Dragon. Jae and Hiccup have a lot of overlap: both are physically small, outcasts in their society and befriend a wild dragon everyone else views as untameable. The saddle design also had strange similarities to the one Hiccup designed specifically for Nightfury. I don’t know if that was the inspiration or not, but those examples stuck out to me.

End verdict? If you can manage the slow beginning, you’ll enjoy the book. Fledgling is a cute and an enjoyable read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Natalie @ Book Lovers Life on 8 Sept. 2014
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Jaevid is a halfbreed, he is half grey elf and half human. When his mother dies, she names his father as a local man, and now that man has no choice but to take Jaevid in. Jaevids future looks bleak because halfbreeds are looked down on, that is until Jaevid gets the chance to go to Blybrig, the Dragon-rider Academy, to help his father.

One night Jae goes off in search of food. He hears a sound from the strange building he saw when he first arrived. He goes to the building an peeks in. Inside is a magnificent dragon and Jae is mesmerised by it. He sees Sile Derrick, a dragonrider, in there. Sile begins to tell him that this dragon is a wild dragon and not one bred at the Academy. Its been a long time since a wild Dragon chose a rider and no one can seem to tame this one. Jaevid feels drawn to it and gets closer. The dragon responds to Jae and from that moment Jaevids life changes. He is thrown into the world of Dragonriders and when he uncovers a plot to kill Sile, no one believes him so Jaevid is the only one who can help him.

I adore dragon books!! They are my favourite mythological creature so when I saw Fledgling, I immediately added it to my list. I'm so glad I got the opportunity to read it too because, while aimed at younger readers, I still really enjoyed it.

Plot wise we didn't see much action till the end. Its a little slow going but I attribute that to the fact its the first in the series. There's a war going on between grey elves and humans but we don't learn much about why it started or whats happening with it. Its supposed to be why the Dragon riders are needed yet its never really discussed. I would of liked a little more history and background of the war.

Poor Jaevid!! He has such a tough time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Casie L on 6 Sept. 2014
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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***Received the book as part of a tour for Avian (book 2) for an honest review

The cover is awesome. I love the dragon on the cover, and I think kids will be drawn to it because it reminds me of how dragons are depicted in video games like WoW.

Okay, I wasn’t sure what to expect in this book because Nicole Conway is an author I have never read before, but I know from the first time I saw the cover and read the blurb that I wanted to read it. It definitely exceeded my expectations, and I loved reading it. The book is like the movie Eragon meets Lord of the Rings kind of vibe…well at least to me. :)

I love Jae’s character because even though he is treated badly and abused by just about everyone he is so brave and loyal to the few people who are very worthwhile friends. He is so tenacious and never gives up. This is so hard to demonstrate to high school students. I know in high school, there is always so much strife and mistreatment from student to student going on, and when one of my students is upset, I always ask them if the person is their friend. When they tell me no way, I tell them then why care what they think? Don’t let someone else ruin your day or your image of how you think and feel about yourself! This was not something anyone ever told me in school, and I had to learn it much later in life.

Felix is another awesome character. He will not stand for someone picking on or hurting one of his friends. He comes from money but does not let that define who he is. He lets his actions speak for him.

Of course, you can’t leave out the fierce dragons who are awesome all by themselves. Mavrik sees something in Jae that no one else did, and they have an amazing partnership.
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