When an ancient warrior named Tanis is called by an emerald dragon – Demios, the first emerald dragon to be born in over a thousand years – he not only has to learn to be a dragon rider, but to interact with and eventually gain the trust of the other riders and people of Mt. Drago. The mountain lies in the middle of a desert, but has special access to other worlds; worlds inhabited by both unusual and evil creatures. Tanis and the other riders, led by the queen of the dragons – The Ariella - must band together to create a fighting force and fly across the River Styx, beyond the Ice Caves to the Black Fortress. There they must retrieve the first of three crystal keys. These keys have held their enemies at bay since the first of dragon kind, but were captured by the Dark Lords of the Provinces. As The Ariella’s riders fly over land and sea, they summon surprising courage to protect the dragons and Mt. Drago from the vile forces which stand in the way of their peaceful existence.
This is a phenomenal book! The world that it takes place in is just on this side of our own reality. It makes you feel and believe that this could all be very possible! Awesome book and looking forward to the 2nd in the series!
- Brian Hickey
Tanis - his Emerald Dragon, Demios - and the Dragon Riders have defeated the Demons of the Dark Lord for now. But Mt. Drago is still in danger without the remaining two crystal keys. Now the inhabitants of the mountain have a new threat. One of the Aguiva dragons has escaped, and could jeopardize the harmony of their existence if discovered by the human world outside. Meanwhile, Tanis manages to impress with Bubo, an Aguiva Dragon that gives him more than he ever dreamed of, or at times can handle. In the heart of Australia’s outback, a new home at Mt. Arcadia is being established by The Ariella, Queen of the Dragons. It will house her new Dragons, the Amphiteres. Times are uncertain as Tanis and the Dragon Riders brave the dangers of a newly established home, discover new worlds that could change the course of their lives, and end the terrible battle that looms closer every day.
In this Third Book of the Dragomeir Series, Tanis manages to impress with one of the new Amphitere dragons, increasing his family to four. Queen Mother manages to procure the last of the Crystal Keys, which she believes will keep the hordes from Hell locked on the Provinces forever. Unfortunately, there are secrets yet to be revealed that could threaten their survival. A mysterious group of people called the Savants appear at the mountain, and Tanis learns of a Gate system called The Hearths which could end the isolation of the Dark Lord and bring destruction to Mt. Drago. Tanis and Queen Mother must find out how the Dark Lord plans to use these devices and stop him before their world crashes down around them. Are the Savants friends or foes, and are The Hearths a technology of the future or the end of mankind? The Amphiteres may be the answer to the dragons’ past, but what must they do to survive?