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Call of the Dragon: a Dragon Fantasy Adventure PDF, ePub eBook Kickass heroines. Fire-breathing dragons. Epic adventures. Your thrill ride awaits in this brand new dragon rider series from New York Times bestseller Jasmine Walt! Zara Kenrook has never wanted to be ordinary. Abandoned at an orphanage, destined for a life in the slums, she’s clawed her way to the top and made herself a name as one of the best treasure hunters in Elantia Kickass heroines. Fire-breathing dragons. Epic adventures. Your thrill ride awaits in this brand new dragon rider series from New York Times bestseller Jasmine Walt! Zara Kenrook has never wanted to be ordinary. Abandoned at an orphanage, destined for a life in the slums, she’s clawed her way to the top and made herself a name as one of the best treasure hunters in Elantia. But Zara hasn’t gotten to where she is without making enemies, and when one of them calls in a debt, her entire livelihood is thrown into peril. Suddenly, Zara is faced with two impossible choices—break into a dragon rider’s home and steal a priceless artifact, or lose the career she’s worked so hard to build. Luckily, Zara has some experience pulling off heists, and she’s never been one to back down from a challenge. But when the object she tries to steal turns out to be a dragon egg, her whole world changes. For this particular dragon is about to hatch, and once it lays its fiery eyes on Zara, her life will never be the same… Scroll up and grab your copy today!

30 review for Call of the Dragon: a Dragon Fantasy Adventure

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jemimah Zafoune

    I legit love all of Jasmine Walt's books I've read so far but I have to say I think this book is the best of hers so far. I really feel that the author has connected with this story and us the readers and it really means that this book is a riveting read. I may also be biased as anything with dragons means I'll love it, dragons are just my favouritist supernatural creatures of all time. I devour any book that I possibly can about them and 90% of the time I'll enjoy them. Well I FLOVED Call of th I legit love all of Jasmine Walt's books I've read so far but I have to say I think this book is the best of hers so far. I really feel that the author has connected with this story and us the readers and it really means that this book is a riveting read. I may also be biased as anything with dragons means I'll love it, dragons are just my favouritist supernatural creatures of all time. I devour any book that I possibly can about them and 90% of the time I'll enjoy them. Well I FLOVED Call of the Dragon. I loved the main character Zara, she has spunk, she is kickass and she's a great character. I loved the Steampunk bits that were in this book, they don't overtake the book but they're there in the background. I love the varied side characters I'm not sure yet who Zara's love interest will be but I'm really holding my hopes for one character who is mysterious and dark and handsome! But the thing I absolutely adore about this book is Lessie, the Dragon. She is a great character arc in the way she acts and her humorous comments, I feel that there is a lot more to her and how important she is that we have yet to discover and I'm looking forward to finding out if I'm correct or not. I'm really hoping this will be a five (or more) book series, I think that this is a story that go on for a while and I wouldn't get bored as I think the author has created a world that is ripe to be explored for us the readers. I really, really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the next part. Please Jasmine Walt, give me plenty more of this as I'm loving it.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kendall

    Do you know what I hate?!?! Reading a book, liking it and then realizing the book just came out so it has no sequels yet! Arrgh! This book was so fun and easy to read. Of course, the plot line was very predictable and nothing I haven't read before but Walt was still capable of making me enjoy reading it. I really liked Lessie, the main character's dragon, and her sass. The bond that she and Zara share is quite adorable. I can't wait to see what happens next in this series. Plot Summary to jog my Do you know what I hate?!?! Reading a book, liking it and then realizing the book just came out so it has no sequels yet! Arrgh! This book was so fun and easy to read. Of course, the plot line was very predictable and nothing I haven't read before but Walt was still capable of making me enjoy reading it. I really liked Lessie, the main character's dragon, and her sass. The bond that she and Zara share is quite adorable. I can't wait to see what happens next in this series. Plot Summary to jog my memory when the next book comes out(*definite spoilers ahead*):(view spoiler)[ So at the beginning of the story, the reader is placed into a house that the MC, Zara, is stealing from. From the blurb at the beginning of the novel, I thought Walt had immediately placed us into the heist of the dragon egg but that is not so. It is revealed during this heist that Zara had an ability to detect valuable objects which helps her to be the best treasure hunter in the city of Zuar. Tonight she uses her ability to steal a face-transforming fan from her ex-bf (a detail that has absolutely no significance to the story so I don't know why it had to be him that she was stealing from). Anyway, fast forward a few pages and we are at the Treasure Trove, the antique shop that the MC owns with her bff Carina. Once they talk about the fan and the ex-bf, they move onto Carina's problem... her mischievous brother, Brolian, is missing. Zara assures Carina that she will put her best people on finding him and then a minute later he stumbles into the store looking beat up and disheveled. He tells Carina and Zara that the reason he has been away so long is because he has gotten in trouble with a mob. He owes them a lot of money from recent damages he did to their place of establishment. If he doesn't pay up they will kill him. Zara takes it upon herself to fix the problem for a few reasons but mainly because if she doesn't then the Carina will try to sell her shares of the Treasure Trove to help out her brother. Because the Treasure Trove is new and struggling to get on its feet, Zara doesn't have the money to help but she knows someone that can. Her mentor, Salcombe, is an old frail man but he took Zara in when she was young and taught her so that she could perfect her craft and help him acquire more valuable objects. He is rich and is an investor in her store. He strikes up a deal with her that if she steals a Dragon Heart from a Dragon rider named Tavarian he will pay off the debt to the mobsters that is out to get Brolian. Zara has not stolen from anybody in a very long time(stealing from her ex-bf doesn't count because he stole from her first) because she doesn't want to hurt people by stealing and she prefers the adventure of finding things, she also has never stolen from a dragon rider because stealing dragon artifacts is high treason that results in execution. But she doesn't want her BFF's brother to die or for Carina to have to sell her shares so reluctantly agrees to the deal. She plans to sneak into Tavarian's house and get the artifact during a party by posing as one of the servers. Once there, she ditches her serving duties in search of the dragon heart. She comes to a vault but what she finds in the vault is not a dragon heart but a petrified dragon egg. While admiring the egg, the vault door closes behind her and traps hers in. Along with suddenly being trapped in a vault that means her certain capture and death, the petrified egg starts to hatch in her presence which means that she is its owner. Craziness. Tavarian and his guard find them in the vault later that night and decides that he does not want to press charges so she is sort of off the hook. After she is given time to rest, Tavarian informs her that because she attempted to steal from him and because the egg is an heirloom to his family that he essentially owns her now so she has to pledge herself to the family and start school at the Dragon Acadamy...if she does this he will get his guards to throw the mobster that is after Brolian in jail... She agrees. She starts the dragon academy and of course makes an enemy out of a crazy, jealous girl named Aria because of a boy named Jallis(terrible name). Because of mutual hatred of Aria, she becomes friends with a girl named Rhiannon. Fast forward, Solcombe tells Zara that she still needs to find and steal the dragon heart piece away from Tavarian because Solcombe saw Tavarian at the black market trying to buy the dragon heart piece so he believes that T is trying to bring the five broken pieces of this specific scary Dragon that killed millions of people back in the day back to life by putting the dragon pieces back to together. That is no bueno. So she sets off to learn more about the person she just basically pledged her life to and he seems normal but is shocked to find that, in fact, a piece of the Dragon heart is on his property. Also during this time, Lessie is getting bigger and can fly a little now, so on a whim, Zara and L decide to ride a little even though neither of them has gone through proper training yet or been fitted for the proper equipment needed for safe flying. Their flying gathers the attention of a few others who are watching in excitement for their success but also draws the attention of Aria. Aria uses a slingshot to hit Zara which makes her lose her grip on Lessie and tumbles to the ground. Lessie dives to save her and they both walk away injured pretty badly but okay. Zara is suspended for 2 weeks because of her reckless behavior of flying without proper training and permission. During the downtime of not being able to learn, she sets a trap for whoever might be trying to bring the pieces of the dragon heart together by saying that she has another piece that she is trying to sell. The trap is set and then she is ambushed by four men trying to kill her for the other piece of the dragon heart. Jallis is with her (they've kissed a couple times and I don't really know what their relationship status is) and together they kill the four men. After the attack, she decides that Tavarian is the only one who could be the person who would send someone to kill her so with the help of Jallis and Rhia they sneak onto T's property to find the heart piece. They are caught by T and his guard and because Rhia has the ability to detect lies finds out that T has no intention of bringing the heart pieces together and never sent those men to kill her. T asks Z to make a blood oath with him when they are alone to never divulge his secrets and she makes the oath on the condition that any of the secrets he tells her are always truthful. When the oath is made T tells Z that he is half dragon rider -half mage so he can do magic. The five mages that survived the dragon age all inherited a piece of the heart and he is supposed to have the dragon heart which means the story of Solcombe seeing the dragon heart in a black market auction is false and that Solcombe is, in fact, the bad guy. After their revelation, T gets his guard to try and catch Solcombe but he found out that he was being sought after and has fled. Also, T got Z's suspension lifted and Aria suspended. Later that week Zara gets a letter saying that T needs her help finding S but it's a trap. Shes drugged and brought to a dungeon where Solcombe tells her his nefarious plans of world domination with the help of the resurrected dragon. He tells her that he is going to ransom her life for the dragon piece that Tavarian has in his possesion. This will work because if T does not give the dragon heart piece over and S kills her, Lessie will die as well. Lessie is rare because she is female and her death will mean that the dragon race will dwindle even more. Anyway, while he's making his speech, Lessie breaks through the window and saves her. T, his guard, Jallis, and Rhia are there to help as well. So after her kidnapping, T decides that it is not safe for her or the dragon to be somewhere easily found so they pack their bags and are headed to a secret place to train with T until they are ready. The end. (hide spoiler)]

  3. 4 out of 5

    Travis

    I really enjoyed this book, and since it's part of a series, I'm looking forward to the rest of the books in the series. I liked the world building, and the way the dragons were handled, and the riders too. It's always interesting when the statis quo is challenged, and having a sewer rat inducted into the upper crust is about as big a shake up as there is. The glimpse of the various lifestyles is typical of such books, but it's handled skillfully, and while it raises questions about how the othe I really enjoyed this book, and since it's part of a series, I'm looking forward to the rest of the books in the series. I liked the world building, and the way the dragons were handled, and the riders too. It's always interesting when the statis quo is challenged, and having a sewer rat inducted into the upper crust is about as big a shake up as there is. The glimpse of the various lifestyles is typical of such books, but it's handled skillfully, and while it raises questions about how the other 99 percent live, it does a good job of giving a peek into both ends of the spectrum, and I think it's likely to only get better with more installments in the series. I agree with the cover blurb that pern and aragon fans both will like this one, though it's likely pern fans will enjoy it a bit more.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jumms

    Dragon Heart One of the author's best work! I absolutely loved this story and it's one i couldn't put down. I loved Zara as a heroine, she is down to earth and you want her to win. From the very beginning when she confronts a no good ex to the end when what she believes gets turned upside down you root for her thru every stage. Zara is an orphan who has worked hard to make something of herself and is given a bit more than she can ever dream of. She tries to help a friend and ends up in a bit of tr Dragon Heart One of the author's best work! I absolutely loved this story and it's one i couldn't put down. I loved Zara as a heroine, she is down to earth and you want her to win. From the very beginning when she confronts a no good ex to the end when what she believes gets turned upside down you root for her thru every stage. Zara is an orphan who has worked hard to make something of herself and is given a bit more than she can ever dream of. She tries to help a friend and ends up in a bit of trouble that might just be the best thing to happen to her. Not just because she gets a very dragon of her own but she finally finds out where she belong. This story is filled w a bit of romance, finding where she belongs, dragons and a biatch arch rival. All in all it has a bit of something for everyone. If you are looking for a good read this is def worth it.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Langham

    Great book! Characters were well rounded and likeable. The story was straight forward and engaging. It didn't drag and skip around just a fun and engaging read that delivered on promises and tied up loose ends. On to the critiques. Although I really enjoyed reading this book, I have to say that it wasn't all that original. I know what you are thinking, nothing is these days every concept has been taken, every story has been written, well that might be true but in this case I took specific offens Great book! Characters were well rounded and likeable. The story was straight forward and engaging. It didn't drag and skip around just a fun and engaging read that delivered on promises and tied up loose ends. On to the critiques. Although I really enjoyed reading this book, I have to say that it wasn't all that original. I know what you are thinking, nothing is these days every concept has been taken, every story has been written, well that might be true but in this case I took specific offense to a couple things. First off I have read other books about dragons and having a specific connections to certain humans before. That book written by Robin Hobb actually had the personality and link identical to this one. The dragon was vain and loved to have their ego stoked by the human (Rain Wild Chronicles). They even longed to soar through the sky and be ridden by the rider. The colors were described as the same, and Anne McCafrey also wrote the Dragon Riders of Pern series, which this strongly resembles on the outside. Then you have to draw the comparison to Dragon Riders of Pern, and how this isn't just a twist on that concept. Well it basically is, almost like fan fiction. Like what if Dragons didn't completely rule the world and humans had somehow came out on top and found a way to live with the dragons? Well this is it. Other than in general concept and it being very obvious that the author is a big Robin Hobb and Anne McCafrey fan, this is a great book. Like I already stated it is fantastic. The few things like a steampunk era that was kind of hinted at and that is about it, and the upper and lower class that is outwardly obvious, and Drako Malfoy being female in this one don't ruin the story. This book is kind of short I read it on kindle in no time and it probably could have been combined with the second one for a more complete novel that I would actually purchase from the store instead of buying on kindle. The twist was extremely obvious, but still satisfying, the magic is endless use and skin deep, but tasteful and not overly used. The school is a background thing and not something where you are sitting through classes as a reader. Overall this is a great between books kind of book. It has everything you want not much of what you want to avoid and is delivered well.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Michele Shana

    Definitely Promising! I've ALWAYS enjoyed Jasmine's books, she brings that something-something that some authors miss. I felt like this book was more of an introduction to the series, like a 0.5 book rather than the 1st of the. I liked the characters, they were interesting, like we've only glanced the tip of the ice berg with the majority of them (even the school social scene looks like it has more beans to spill), the plot is definitely promising, I can already see a number of different ways Ja Definitely Promising! I've ALWAYS enjoyed Jasmine's books, she brings that something-something that some authors miss. I felt like this book was more of an introduction to the series, like a 0.5 book rather than the 1st of the. I liked the characters, they were interesting, like we've only glanced the tip of the ice berg with the majority of them (even the school social scene looks like it has more beans to spill), the plot is definitely promising, I can already see a number of different ways Jasmine could take this story and I like the no nonsense narrative. I absolutely DETEST books that have weak characters that whine and complain and all that nonsense, it really saps my will to continue with the book. Though Zara's personality is brave and quite confident, I feel like this is just the beginning of her journey to a stronger, wiser self. She's definitely got a long way to go. I'm also enjoying the triangle going on. It's not one where She's leading one boy on a wild goose chase with no prize at the end of it while the other is the automatic choice from the beginning. It's more like we're being shown both their respective pros and cons, liking them both equally, then being left to decide which might suit her personality and needs more. I'm personally leaning a little bit towards Lord Tavarian, simply because I like a good onion(a guy with many layers😂😂), I'm more intrigued by him than Jillis, who I find is more of an open book. I enjoy a guy with a bit of mystery/history. Over all I enjoyed the book and I'll definitely be getting book 2 to see how the story pans out, I'm not quite as invested yet but there's still plenty of time for me to become fully submerged in Zara's world. I recommend the book. xx

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tina Gundy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A book for dragon lovers with fast-paced action...good luck putting the book down! This is a book for dragon lovers and good luck putting it down- I read it straight through. This is a series where it’s going to be difficult waiting for the next book because you want to read it now. I don’t think you will be disappointed with this book at all. Brief summary/minimal spoilers below….. …………………………………. ……………………………. ……………………….. ………………….. ……………… ……….. ….. Zara Kenrook is a treasure hunter who co-owns an antique A book for dragon lovers with fast-paced action...good luck putting the book down! This is a book for dragon lovers and good luck putting it down- I read it straight through. This is a series where it’s going to be difficult waiting for the next book because you want to read it now. I don’t think you will be disappointed with this book at all. Brief summary/minimal spoilers below….. …………………………………. ……………………………. ……………………….. ………………….. ……………… ……….. ….. Zara Kenrook is a treasure hunter who co-owns an antique shop on the ground. Her lineage is unknown as she was raised in an orphanage. Events occur that result in her becoming bonded with a dragonling, Lessie. This catapults her into an unknown way of living and new adventures in the cities in the sky/dragon academy. Other things you can expect: Dragon wars/history, magic, dragon god, bad guys, floating islands that people live on, the dragon academy (some snotty people/some nice, classes, dragon riding, etc.), upper class vs. lower class (upper city vs. ground-dwellers), gangs who run the street/crime on the ground, romance, friendships (old and new), twists and turn that you may or may not see coming, and more! I would highly recommend this book if you are into dragons, fantasy, magic, fast-paced books, or enjoyed the Baine Chronicles. Parental advisory: some swearing, stealing, war talk, talk of mating between dragons, mention of casual sex (once) and more adult relationship themes although minimal (kissing, mention of breasts once), flirting, killing, weapons. Would say this is a PG-13 rated book. I received an ARC in exchange for my review, however I ALSO purchased the book.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Allis

    Ok Dragon Book This is a book you would want to read if you love dragons. However, there is very little background on characters or the world history. The history seems important and is mentioned many times, but there are very few details given. The characters seem relatively believable; however, many relationships are too spontaneous. Zara is an outcast but instantly makes a friend at the academy. Zara doesn’t seem like the kind of person to trust someone that quick especially with her ex-boyfri Ok Dragon Book This is a book you would want to read if you love dragons. However, there is very little background on characters or the world history. The history seems important and is mentioned many times, but there are very few details given. The characters seem relatively believable; however, many relationships are too spontaneous. Zara is an outcast but instantly makes a friend at the academy. Zara doesn’t seem like the kind of person to trust someone that quick especially with her ex-boyfriend recently betraying her. The plot is relatively typical. There is one surprise at the end, but I could guess it from midway through the book. The treasure sensing skill is very unique, and I like how that is explained. On the other hand, all other kinds of magic need a lot more detail. (How much can a mage do? What are the family trees?) One more thing of criticism, “Treasure Trove” is not an original shop name. The dragon bond is well explained. The connection with Lessie is well developed. I enjoy how Lessie is described as both wise and like a little kid. I enjoy the first person to learn more about Zara. The starting plot (stealing the fan and a brother getting in debt and then needing a lone) makes sense and flows the proper way it could in real life.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    An Excellent Start Call of the Dragon provides an excellent start to the Dragon Riders of Elantia series. The setting is believable and interesting (in terms of a fantasy cum - potentially - steampunk derivative); the plot is equally interesting and quite well-paced (everything seems to happen in good order, some good twists notwithstanding, and with neither undue haste nor undesirable slowness): and the characters - although necessarily a touch shallow initially, given this entry-level point in An Excellent Start Call of the Dragon provides an excellent start to the Dragon Riders of Elantia series. The setting is believable and interesting (in terms of a fantasy cum - potentially - steampunk derivative); the plot is equally interesting and quite well-paced (everything seems to happen in good order, some good twists notwithstanding, and with neither undue haste nor undesirable slowness): and the characters - although necessarily a touch shallow initially, given this entry-level point in this series, quickly attain an attractive depth that allows the reader to care for those they should, dislike those who deserve it, and have intrigued doubts about yet others. Structurally, the book unfolds quite well because of this, with easily accessible (though not necessarily simple) language, making it a relatively quick and easy read that should attract younger fans without turning off more adult consumers who (like myself) will certainly move right along to the next series offering. A most solid start that I can happily recommend, and I look forward to the next.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Monique

    I loved this story! The characters were great and I enjoyed the storyline, which has a unique and fresh twist on things. There are some great possibilities for the characters that I would be excited to read about in the next book(s)! I found myself devouring this book, which is always a sign of a book well written with interesting characters and a decent plot. My only slight criticism is that some of the events felt a bit rushed, like the events happened in very quick succession (which is not ne I loved this story! The characters were great and I enjoyed the storyline, which has a unique and fresh twist on things. There are some great possibilities for the characters that I would be excited to read about in the next book(s)! I found myself devouring this book, which is always a sign of a book well written with interesting characters and a decent plot. My only slight criticism is that some of the events felt a bit rushed, like the events happened in very quick succession (which is not necessarily a bad thing, I just mean that to me it felt rushed) I think that a little tension would have made the book even better. Or perhaps, maybe it’s a lack of self reflection? I’m not sure, but anyway, it didn’t take anything away from the story as a whole, it’s just a personal thing. I would definitely want to read more about these characters, their dragons, and their adventures! *I was honoured to have received an ARC of this book.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mandy Parmenter

    Zara Kenrook had been abandoned at an orphanage in childhood and by definition that meant she was destined to live in the slums but she has managed to gain a name as one of the best treasure hunters in Elantia. However she does have enemies and when one calls in a debt she is faced with an impossible decision - break into a dragon rider's house and steal a priceless object or lose her career and start again doing something else. However the object she tries to steal is incorrect and is actually Zara Kenrook had been abandoned at an orphanage in childhood and by definition that meant she was destined to live in the slums but she has managed to gain a name as one of the best treasure hunters in Elantia. However she does have enemies and when one calls in a debt she is faced with an impossible decision - break into a dragon rider's house and steal a priceless object or lose her career and start again doing something else. However the object she tries to steal is incorrect and is actually a dragon's egg which starts to hatch - when they see each other life will never be the same again. Wow - this is a great story that had drama, twists and turns all through the book. I loved the concept of the world, the dragon riders and the scrapes she found herself in. It was well written and everything was well written and easy to understand and feel. I loved the ending and can't wait for the next book in the series now as I really need to know what happens next.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Erin Remen

    This book hooked me from the very beginning. An adventure and a heroine that remind me of Sunaya, with all the independence and morals, sass and bravery you could want in a heroine. An adaptable and loyal woman that takes the punches given with stoicism and bravery, trusts even when it should not be given so freely and a wanderlust that presents itself with an innate need to find things once lost. Dragons. Magic. Flying islands. Treasure. A sexy, brooding hero reminiscent of a few earlier favour This book hooked me from the very beginning. An adventure and a heroine that remind me of Sunaya, with all the independence and morals, sass and bravery you could want in a heroine. An adaptable and loyal woman that takes the punches given with stoicism and bravery, trusts even when it should not be given so freely and a wanderlust that presents itself with an innate need to find things once lost. Dragons. Magic. Flying islands. Treasure. A sexy, brooding hero reminiscent of a few earlier favourites of mine and a cast of friends we could only wish for in our own lives rounds this story of perfectly. Sublime is the word that comes to mind.The adventure is just getting started and I am anxiously awaiting the next one. Go Jasmine! I received an Arc of this book and have freely given it the five star review it deserves! No spoilers intended.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Gen

    Ms. Walt always does an astounding job of creating fierce, intelligent and sexy FMC. Zara is a treasure hunter who has worked extremely hard for her own business. In this magical world, there is very much the low lifes and the aristocrats. Zara lives in the dangerous part of town and has to be bold and aggressive in order to survive. One can make enemies very quickly - and one can end up owing favors to the wrong people. Zara ends up in a huge predicament that changes her life forever. Thrust in Ms. Walt always does an astounding job of creating fierce, intelligent and sexy FMC. Zara is a treasure hunter who has worked extremely hard for her own business. In this magical world, there is very much the low lifes and the aristocrats. Zara lives in the dangerous part of town and has to be bold and aggressive in order to survive. One can make enemies very quickly - and one can end up owing favors to the wrong people. Zara ends up in a huge predicament that changes her life forever. Thrust into a magical world where she meets and bonds with a dragon she tries her best to survive in these new dangerous waters. The action scenes are done extremely well. Light romance - reads more YA right now. Violence and talk of war. I'm curious about Zara's heritage as a large clue was given to us at the end that she's not who she thought she was all along. Very well done!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Tala Gilbert

    I love Love LOVE this series already! I am a total sucker for anything dragon, so when I heard about this new series, I couldn't hardly wait. I am seriously not disappointed! Zara and her dragon, Lessie are the absolute perfect pair. So in tune with each other, and the bond continues to grow. Zara's parentage is still a mystery, but bits and pieces are coming into place, what with the dragon pin, the dragon lance and the now known fact that her parents didn't abandon her, but rather were killed p I love Love LOVE this series already! I am a total sucker for anything dragon, so when I heard about this new series, I couldn't hardly wait. I am seriously not disappointed! Zara and her dragon, Lessie are the absolute perfect pair. So in tune with each other, and the bond continues to grow. Zara's parentage is still a mystery, but bits and pieces are coming into place, what with the dragon pin, the dragon lance and the now known fact that her parents didn't abandon her, but rather were killed protecting her. Though Lord Tavarian seems forbidding, he is proving to be an ally that she can trust, who will do what he can to protect her from the evil Salcome. Then there is Jallis. Can't wait to see where that goes, wink, wink! Needless to say, book two can't get here soon enough. Looking forward impatiently!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    This was a fun read. I enjoyed it and I liked the heroine, too which is an added bonus considering I do not generally like heroines in recent books. Or any really. I really enjoyed that the heroine was not a theif with a background as a prostitute as is very common—one of the reasons I do not like heroines in books—but a treasure hunter. The story line may have been very predictable and I am sort of waiting for a, "I am your father," moment but it still is very enjoyable. Oh, and I was laughing This was a fun read. I enjoyed it and I liked the heroine, too which is an added bonus considering I do not generally like heroines in recent books. Or any really. I really enjoyed that the heroine was not a theif with a background as a prostitute as is very common—one of the reasons I do not like heroines in books—but a treasure hunter. The story line may have been very predictable and I am sort of waiting for a, "I am your father," moment but it still is very enjoyable. Oh, and I was laughing me head off when I read, "As I watched him jog away, unapologetically admiring the way his pants molded to what looked like a firm ass and powerful thighs..." I mean really a firm ass and powerful thighs!!!??? :) Anyways, I look forward to reading the rest of the series. Sometimes a tale like this is a really good break from everything else coming out now!

  16. 5 out of 5

    C. Erani Kole

    *voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from the author* This new series sounds really cool and I liked the world of Elantia. You have the poor or working class living 'on the ground' and the rich people are pretty much literally living it up on floating islands. They're all high up there because of their potential to become dragon riders, but unless a dragon actually picks you, you're kinda just rich. Dragonless, yes, but when you're living on the ground, it doesn't really sound li *voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from the author* This new series sounds really cool and I liked the world of Elantia. You have the poor or working class living 'on the ground' and the rich people are pretty much literally living it up on floating islands. They're all high up there because of their potential to become dragon riders, but unless a dragon actually picks you, you're kinda just rich. Dragonless, yes, but when you're living on the ground, it doesn't really sound like a bad life, does it? Zara is a likable character but I thought the story was a bit predictable. Some things felt like they should've been thought out more by the characters, and I just couldn't agree with their reasoning. It took me out of the reading flow, but time with Lessie, Zara's dragons, or experiencing the other parts of Elantia, made up for it.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Andrea Green

    Jasmine has done it again, well written and captivating with wonderful characters that are well defined and although different to anything else she has written the storey so far has captured my imagination, you still have a sassy ass kicking heroine named Zara but there is little in the way of heat, no slow burn, but Zara does have a guy that she is getting close to which in turn could lead to more heat and passion going forward. This first book sets the scene and introduces the main Character’s Jasmine has done it again, well written and captivating with wonderful characters that are well defined and although different to anything else she has written the storey so far has captured my imagination, you still have a sassy ass kicking heroine named Zara but there is little in the way of heat, no slow burn, but Zara does have a guy that she is getting close to which in turn could lead to more heat and passion going forward. This first book sets the scene and introduces the main Character’s it was very enjoyable to read and leaves you wondering who Zara’s parents really were. There are some unexpected twists and the ending has you reaching for the next book and leaves you frustrated when you realise that you will have to wait a few months for the next instalment. To me this is the sign of a god book and I can’t wait to see how the storey blossoms.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Denise Wengert

    I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars because I absolutely loved it!! I knew when I first started reading the book that I would enjoy it since I love Jasmine's writing. However, this may be her best book yet! The characters, story line and humor make for a great and quick read. I read it straight through in one sitting and immediately wanted the next book. Zara is an orphaned treasure hunter who co-owns an antique shop with her friend. Zara goes on adventures and finds treasure with her I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars because I absolutely loved it!! I knew when I first started reading the book that I would enjoy it since I love Jasmine's writing. However, this may be her best book yet! The characters, story line and humor make for a great and quick read. I read it straight through in one sitting and immediately wanted the next book. Zara is an orphaned treasure hunter who co-owns an antique shop with her friend. Zara goes on adventures and finds treasure with her abilities (she doesn't like to call it magic) that leads her to treasure of worth. When a heist gone wrong causes her to be bonded to a dragonling, her whole life and everything she knows changes. I seriously cannot wait for the next book! This is a great start to a new series.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Candy Laine

    So in a lot of ways Zara Kenrook reminds me of Sunaya, and that's a good thing! This little orphan has gone from being a freelance treasure hunter to a dragon rider. The transformation takes place through a series of adventures. It was a story filled with mafia type elements, social class segregation, different magical talents, a drool worthy potential boyfriend, elements of a steampunk society and of course the most adorable dragonling, Lessie. Can't wait to see the trouble this dragon baby gets So in a lot of ways Zara Kenrook reminds me of Sunaya, and that's a good thing! This little orphan has gone from being a freelance treasure hunter to a dragon rider. The transformation takes place through a series of adventures. It was a story filled with mafia type elements, social class segregation, different magical talents, a drool worthy potential boyfriend, elements of a steampunk society and of course the most adorable dragonling, Lessie. Can't wait to see the trouble this dragon baby gets into next with Zara. With this book Jasmine has gone back to her original strength of the fantasy genre with a strong female lead character. Thankfully no RH elements seen so far! I am absolutely delighted with the book and look forward to the next one.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Gardner

    Good not great The concept and characters are good. It was fast-paced and enjoyable, without endless exposition yet the world was fairly easy to understand. Good job of showing, rather than telling. Adhered closely to Chekhov's Razor, which was for the most part good. Didn't get bogged down in irrelevant detail On the negative side, it felt too short and rushed, especially at the end. The villain is poorly developed and doesn't seem central to the plot until the end. In fact, outside the main ch Good not great The concept and characters are good. It was fast-paced and enjoyable, without endless exposition yet the world was fairly easy to understand. Good job of showing, rather than telling. Adhered closely to Chekhov's Razor, which was for the most part good. Didn't get bogged down in irrelevant detail On the negative side, it felt too short and rushed, especially at the end. The villain is poorly developed and doesn't seem central to the plot until the end. In fact, outside the main character, the rest are fairly shallow, paint by the numbers types. They need more development and significance to the plot. Finally, the pacing felt random and inconsistent, as if the author simply pasted notes together without a clear, overarching plan.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Vivien

    Perfect example of why I shouldn't choose my next book based on its cover. Man, that picture has really got my attention, but unfortunately this was the only interesting part of the book. For me this reading was mostly average. At first I have kind of liked it, but after a few more chapter the lack of original ideas killed the fun . The main character was kind of okay, but everyone else was Just plain and boring. I couldn't find one thing that would help to make them more alive or unique. The stor Perfect example of why I shouldn't choose my next book based on its cover. Man, that picture has really got my attention, but unfortunately this was the only interesting part of the book. For me this reading was mostly average. At first I have kind of liked it, but after a few more chapter the lack of original ideas killed the fun . The main character was kind of okay, but everyone else was Just plain and boring. I couldn't find one thing that would help to make them more alive or unique. The story was not really a big thing, I wished that it would contained something unexpected, not just the usual fantasy elements, but unfortunately this is just an average book. The romance is not a big part of the story, but it was so cliche I was not even interested in it.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Shelby Hild

    Call of the Dragon is a book by Jessica Drake that follows Zara, ex-thief turned treasure Hunter. She winds up accidentally trying to steal a dragon egg that hatches for her. So the story follows her struggles and successes as she figures out just what it means to be a dragon rider. She makes friends and enemies. I enjoyed the story and although I predicted the big twist at the end basically from the moment she met Tavarian, I have already downloaded book 2 to my Kindle. I gave it four stars bec Call of the Dragon is a book by Jessica Drake that follows Zara, ex-thief turned treasure Hunter. She winds up accidentally trying to steal a dragon egg that hatches for her. So the story follows her struggles and successes as she figures out just what it means to be a dragon rider. She makes friends and enemies. I enjoyed the story and although I predicted the big twist at the end basically from the moment she met Tavarian, I have already downloaded book 2 to my Kindle. I gave it four stars because it took a little bit to get invested and it was very predictable. With that said, I would recommend it to other dragon lovers.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Alice Smith

    Zara Kenrook, a ground dwelling orphan with a talent to find valuable objects. To satisfy a debt to help her partner's brother, Zara agrees to steal a piece of a dragon's heart from Lord Tavarian, a dragon rider. Zara gets trapped in the treasure vault with a dragon's egg that hatches. Lessie, the dragon explains that Zara is her dragon rider. Follow the story to discover how Zara can be a dragon rider, why Lord Tavarian, doesn't prosecute her, and who her parents were. Jasmine writes awesome fan Zara Kenrook, a ground dwelling orphan with a talent to find valuable objects. To satisfy a debt to help her partner's brother, Zara agrees to steal a piece of a dragon's heart from Lord Tavarian, a dragon rider. Zara gets trapped in the treasure vault with a dragon's egg that hatches. Lessie, the dragon explains that Zara is her dragon rider. Follow the story to discover how Zara can be a dragon rider, why Lord Tavarian, doesn't prosecute her, and who her parents were. Jasmine writes awesome fantasy stories. She has a great imagination. I encourage anyone who likes paranormal and dragons, to read her books.

  24. 4 out of 5

    A. Njoroge

    Fans of Eragon and the like take note Orphan girl drags herself up by the bootstraps trying to make something of herself and leave a positive mark on society as her legacy. She turns from a life of theft to treasure hunting. A series of both fortunate and unfortunate events end up with her bonding with a newly hatched dragonette. Are her friends going to stand by her. Does she dare accept the aid of the new people in her life? Who can she really trust? Well, you'd better read this action packed p Fans of Eragon and the like take note Orphan girl drags herself up by the bootstraps trying to make something of herself and leave a positive mark on society as her legacy. She turns from a life of theft to treasure hunting. A series of both fortunate and unfortunate events end up with her bonding with a newly hatched dragonette. Are her friends going to stand by her. Does she dare accept the aid of the new people in her life? Who can she really trust? Well, you'd better read this action packed pageturner and find out. I'm gratefully off to acquire the next one in the series.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Penny Noble

    One thing I have to say is that when I pick up a new series by an author I like, I’m always worried I won’t like it or that the author will not be as good as I remembered. Well, I needn’t have worried. This first book in a new series was great. I was immediately drawn into the story, and I loved Zara right from the start. The book was well-written, which I always expect from Ms. Walt, and I was really intrigued with the storyline. In point of fact, I pretty much read the whole book in one settin One thing I have to say is that when I pick up a new series by an author I like, I’m always worried I won’t like it or that the author will not be as good as I remembered. Well, I needn’t have worried. This first book in a new series was great. I was immediately drawn into the story, and I loved Zara right from the start. The book was well-written, which I always expect from Ms. Walt, and I was really intrigued with the storyline. In point of fact, I pretty much read the whole book in one setting. Of course, the book ended way too soon, and I really can’t wait to see what will happen next. Highly recommend! I was provided the e-book which I voluntarily reviewed.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Benjamin James Corcoran

    Badly developed overused trope The author has some skill in world building but needs work on character and story. The orphan finding their heritage and trying to fit into upper class society is overused in general and is bot well done here. The characters seem to lurch from point to point without a clear reason to do so. And few if any of their reasons actually are believable. Additionally when you place a character in the military and then make them anti military and all the promilitary characte Badly developed overused trope The author has some skill in world building but needs work on character and story. The orphan finding their heritage and trying to fit into upper class society is overused in general and is bot well done here. The characters seem to lurch from point to point without a clear reason to do so. And few if any of their reasons actually are believable. Additionally when you place a character in the military and then make them anti military and all the promilitary characters are immediately dismissed as completely lacking reason it comes across as blatantly political.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Katherine Bogle

    Fabulous new fantasy read is leaving me hungry for more! I seriously enjoyed this book, but what's not to love about dragons, steampunk and a little mystery? The world building was awesome, opening up this dynamic fantasy world in the beginnings of an industrial age. It made you want to learn so much more about the other countries, the history of the country, the different ages, etc. Not only was the world building fabulous, but so were the characters, especially Lessie who was 100% my favourite! Fabulous new fantasy read is leaving me hungry for more! I seriously enjoyed this book, but what's not to love about dragons, steampunk and a little mystery? The world building was awesome, opening up this dynamic fantasy world in the beginnings of an industrial age. It made you want to learn so much more about the other countries, the history of the country, the different ages, etc. Not only was the world building fabulous, but so were the characters, especially Lessie who was 100% my favourite! Jasmine Walt hit it out of the park once again with this one, and I'm dying for book 2!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Billie Lane

    With a somewhat of a “rags to riches” style plot, this book gives a new meaning to the title Adventure. Zara and Lessie will capture your heart and you won’t be able to resist getting caught up in their story. Lessie, the spunky dragon, will have you wishing you could have one of your own as a pet...oh but don’t make that mistake in calling her a pet unless you want a permanent suntan. Be ready for another all nighter when you begin reading because Jasmine has done it again. I can’t wait for the With a somewhat of a “rags to riches” style plot, this book gives a new meaning to the title Adventure. Zara and Lessie will capture your heart and you won’t be able to resist getting caught up in their story. Lessie, the spunky dragon, will have you wishing you could have one of your own as a pet...oh but don’t make that mistake in calling her a pet unless you want a permanent suntan. Be ready for another all nighter when you begin reading because Jasmine has done it again. I can’t wait for the next installment!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kopu Whanau

    It’s decent, but rudimentary And I suspect the audience is meant to be New Adult? I admit I just wanted to read a dragon book, and I didn’t check age range but my gut feel is new adult, edging young adult and the language/structure has that tone. The world building is interesting, if left needing some depth. There is potential there and it’s what kept me reading but I am not sure if it was enough for me to read book 2. I am really undecided. And I guess that in itself is the crux of the review.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ms Lorraine

    I really liked this book. It was very easy to read. The story line was great and it kept my attention throughout. I was sort of sad when the book ended as I didn’t want it to end and wanted it to be longer. The main character is a nice mix of personalities and skills and I like how she evolved. Parts of this book reminded me a bit of other dragon stories like Eragon series, which is good, and its been years since I read something like this. I recommend this book. I’m so looking forward to the ne I really liked this book. It was very easy to read. The story line was great and it kept my attention throughout. I was sort of sad when the book ended as I didn’t want it to end and wanted it to be longer. The main character is a nice mix of personalities and skills and I like how she evolved. Parts of this book reminded me a bit of other dragon stories like Eragon series, which is good, and its been years since I read something like this. I recommend this book. I’m so looking forward to the next book in the series.

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