The Witch and the Dragon
Once the land of witches, wizards, fairies, and other magical people, animals, landmarks, dwellings and household items, since the Great War, the country has changed.
Queenston, particularly, is now the city of contraptions, contrivances, devices and of course, the dragons that make it all possible. From wild menaces to secret weapons, dragons allied with Argonians to push back an invasion. For their assistance, the beasts shared what food remained as the country rebuilt itself. But with the war won, the Alliance came and the invaders who had been pushed back were invited in, bringing with them new ideas and inventions, most of which only needed a reliable source of heat for their boilers. The dragons were recruited, "hired," tamed, altered and virtually enslaved.
Heir to the foremost dragon breeding operation in the country, Veracity Brown is aware of her colorful ancestors only from their portraits in the family gallery.
In her lifetime, commerce rules with more authority than her royal ancestors ever did. The magic of her witchy ancestors has become, if not actually illegal, highly unfashionable. Dragons are plentiful and pathetic, of great practical use though somewhat dangerous if not properly trained,.
On her 16th birthday, right after she opens her gifts, everything changes when a tragic ballooning accident believed to be caused by a dragon malfunction kills her parents. Afterwards, Veracity is not only grief-stricken, but thinks she might be losing her mind when she starts to hear voices inside her head. Though she's always been highly confident of her own perception of the truth, she suddenly feels as though the world has been swept out from under her. How will she free the young dragon-wrangler who saved her life from being executed for her parents' death?
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And how will she hold fast to her birthright until her next birthday, when already the usual grabby relatives have moved into her family home and taken over the management of the parents' business? They send her as far away as possible, to a dotty distant relative, hoping to be rid of her. Bad move on their part. Once away from Queenston, Veracity finally begins discovering her true legacy, her previously dormant strengths, and her mission.
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One of the advantages of indie publishing is that an author can continue her own quest and that's what I'm doing with The Dragon, the Witch and the Railroad , continuing to explore and to re-invent the lands I invented thirty-some years ago. I'm estimating I'll finish the book in about 6 months. I already have roughly 60 pages and a lot more ideas.
But I need time to do it and money to buy the time. Like the dragons in my book, the engine to my writing machine is organic--it's me. They agreed on that too. The battle began… The witches and the dragons started to fight, but none of them seemed to be winning. They were both bad at fighting. They fought for many days but still neither side could win.
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Then something really strange happened. A witch-dragon appeared from in the distance. It breathed fire and had magical powers. They wondered why it is called a witch-dragon. But the witch dragon was on one side. Because he thought it was good that they could do magical things. Having the witch-dragon on their team they were able to win the fight. From then on the dragons left the witches alone because of the agreement, and that the witch-dragon could defeat them single handedly.
Reading it transported me into a magical world and help me there right up until the end. Nov 01, Michelle rated it really liked it. They also have quite a crew of backup supernatural soldiers to call on as needed in their ongoing fight against evil powers. I feel a prequel to this story would have been beneficial to this series in setting up the back story for the main characters of this series.
Once the main action started I was drawn into the story quickly and it kept my attention to the end of the book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Oct 31, Rhonda Hicks rated it it was amazing. Have you read AJ Ryder's books? If so, you know the worlds and characters in them are so relatable you'll feel like you know them personally. If not, you're in for a real treat. Athena and Theodrik have been fated mates going on ten years, same as her twin Minerva and her fated mate Samaiyel.
It has always been decided the Woodward's are who protect their area, and the supernatural beings, from the evil in this world. But when an evil comes that begins killing so savagely, do they have the skill Have you read AJ Ryder's books? But when an evil comes that begins killing so savagely, do they have the skills? Follow AJ Ryder through her world on a spine chilling adventure where her characters will show you determination, loyalty, love and devotion while fighting off greed, hatred, fear and evil. Of course you get your HEA, but trust me when I say, it is well deserved by the time it arrives.
Congratulations on an outstanding book and the beginning of an epic series! Nov 03, Debbie Caswell rated it it was amazing. This looks like the start of a new series from a favourite author and I must say it has the making for been a great series Athena is a very powerful witch she controls wind and fire Theo Theodrik is her dragon shifter protector who also happens to be her mate.
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When danger comes to the world they are sworn to protect then it will take all of their and their friends skills to do so. I can also see that this has the makings of an epic saga as the series rolls out. A J Ryder has a way of drawing yo This looks like the start of a new series from a favourite author and I must say it has the making for been a great series Athena is a very powerful witch she controls wind and fire Theo Theodrik is her dragon shifter protector who also happens to be her mate.
A J Ryder has a way of drawing you into her world and keeping you totally enthralled till the very last page Nov 02, XxStephxX rated it it was amazing. I stumbled across her on a Facebook group asking for ARC readers.
This book probably has everything you could possibly want from a book. I definitely loved the world it took me to. I shall be following A J Ryder in the future and will be getting her books. This book will always be a go to for me.
Nov 01, Caroline Doig rated it it was amazing. This is an absolutely fantastic story and I enjoyed it immensely. Athena is one hard hitting woman she is a very powerful witch, she can use the elements of wind and fire to hel This is an absolutely fantastic story and I enjoyed it immensely.