The Dragon Tamer
by Ava Richardson
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: October 31st 2018
In Alveria, humans and dragons have existed side by side for centuries, but old tensions have grown and the kingdom is now divided between human nobles and the dragons that fear for the survival of their species. For the humans who serve the dragons, the future looks bleak: human Tamers outnumber the dragons and no viable eggs have been laid in over two decades.
For seventeen-year-old Kaelan Younger, growing up at the bottom of Alverian society has been hard, made even harder by the fact that she is loyal to the crown and has a habit of opening her mouth when she shouldn’t. But when her mother, dying of a mysterious disease, reveals the secret of her father’s identity, Kaelan is thrust into a world she was never prepared for – the opportunity to train at a prestigious school for those who share a dragon’s bloodline. The Alveria Akademy is a proving ground for humans and dragons alike, and could give Kaelan the chance to change her life forever.
Faced with a new life, and the gradual realization that she is meant for something more, Kaelan must reconcile not only her past, but also the course of her future. When her responsibilities as a Tamer collide with her feelings for Lasaro, Prince of Alveria and a powerful dragon shifter, it will take a strength she has never known to prepare her for the coming danger, and the fate of the dragons she has been sworn to serve.
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42298504-the-dragon-tamer
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HSYHMFP
Dragon Care 101
This is a very basic Dragon Care guide.
This is because most dragons can take care of themselves. They are strong-willed, magical and powerful creatures. I’ve included a few general notes which will apply to any dragon. I’d also like to point out that different dragons have different abilities and you will have to figure out what those are, so you can meet your dragon’s specific needs.
Create a Bond – whether it’s a wild or hand reared dragon. Any good relationship with a dragon starts with a strong dragon-human bond. Most bonds are established with general attitude, dragons respect brave humans (not cruel humans). A strong bond is extremely important before you take your dragon out to fly.
Training– Train your dragon with positive reinforcement. If you try to hit your dragon this will negatively affect your bond, and you may end up getting hit back. Begin with an easy training task like teaching your dragon to be comfortable when being touched by you. Start by letting the dragon sniff your hand and rewarding them for sniffing. Then you can build up to rewarding your dragon when they let you pat them on the neck and back. Eventually you can build up to teaching them to wear a saddle for dragon riding or to hold still when you need to inspect their wings. You don’t need to teach a dragon how to fly, they are born with the ability.
Housing – Dragons don’t really need bedding, they can sleep on the sharpest of rocks. But a soft bunch of leaves or hay can be luxurious for your dragon (why not treat them)! A nice comfy bed will make your dragon feel much more at home with you and more likely to come back when it begins flying.
Nutrition –It’s important to remember you must never approach a hungry dragon. Dragons need to be feed once a day, a decent sized meal and it’s best to feed them in an area away from people. Most dragons are obligate carnivores. However, they can digest vegetable and plant matter. They can digest almost anything flesh, bones and even boots.
Brushing – You don’t need to brush your dragon’s scales, just inspect them occasionally for moss or mites. Letting your dragon take a dip in a lake or ocean will help to keep their scales shiny and clean. Never try to brush your dragon’s teeth, you’ll just end up being lunch!
About the Author:
Ava Richardson writes epic page-turning Young Adult Fantasy books. She creates lovable characters and drops them into intricate worlds that are barely contained within your eReader. Her current work is the ‘Return of the Darkening Series’, which features Seb, Thea and their shared dragon, Kalax.
She grew up on a steady diet of fantasy and science fiction books handed down from her two big brothers – and despite being dog-eared and missing pages, she loved escaping into the magical worlds that those authors created. Her favorites were the ones about dragons; where they’d swoop, dive and soar through the skies of these enchanted lands.
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