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Kirk House Publishers


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Silver Award Winner
for the 2023 Midwest Book Awards.

Sixteen-year-old Kadyia Aranel dreams of becoming a Dragon Tamer- awakening a dragon and protecting the world just as so many others had done before her. Entering her fourth year at the Academy, she and her closest friends get ready for the biggest test of their life. But when the test goes wrong, and friends die, she suddenly realizes that being a Dragon Tamer is not all it's cracked up to be. Academy rules are changed, teachers are fired, and everything she's ever been taught is now being tested. Her old Headmaster has died mysteriously, and his granddaughter, Lyria, has now taken over, but she doesn't hold the same ideals as the Academy once did. As a result, Kadyia's home no longer feels like a home, and her friends and dragon are in extreme danger. Can she and everyone she cares about survive their new school life- or will she have to leave everything she's ever known?


The world of the dragon tamers comes to life in this beautifully paced fantasy adventure. Prepare to be enthralled by a world where nothing is as it seems on the surface, and dangers arise from unexpected places.

~Michael Kern


About the Author

Taylor Staples has always had a passion for writing and a love for creating worlds with endless possibilities. She currently serves in the Air National Guard as medical technician. Living in Minnesota, she loves spending time with friends and family.

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