First Flight Dragon School #1

First Flight Dragon School #1[Read] ➳ First Flight Dragon School #1 By Sarah K.L. Wilson – Join Dragon School Learn to Fly Sixteen year old Amel arrived at Dragon School just like everyone else – with a dream to ride dragons and join the Dominion Dragon RidersBut Amel has a crippled leg a Join Dragon School Learn to Fly Sixteen year Dragon School ePUB ↠ old Amel arrived at Dragon School just like everyone else – with a dream to ride dragons and join the Dominion Dragon RidersBut Amel has a crippled leg and Dragon School training is grueling Before she can even become an initiate she must complete her First Flight on a dragon Can Amel survive First Flight and become a Dragon School initiate or will her dreams dash on the rocks below. Dragon School's First Flight is amazing It is by Sarah KLWilson and it is for teens and even for possibly upper middle grade kids I loved it and I am in my 60's A fun adventure of a girl with a crippled leg in a Dragon School and going to pick a Dragon to be bonded with The scary part is how they have to get on the dragons Holy cow Great story 5 wild stars on the back of a dragon I felt the tingle in my bones of a tale to be told I shivered slightly curled my feet up under me and read onYep this is exactly how I felt while reading this little novella Now sign me up please I want to join Dragon School Dragon School is a series of novellas that was recommended to me in IFA Facebook Group on my rec reuest post for Broken Hero books And I believe I have found another favourite Sixteen year old Amel arrived at Dragon School just like everyone else – with a dream to ride dragons and join the Dominion Dragon RidersBut Amel has a crippled leg and Dragon School training is grueling And to make things worse she even has to content with the disdain and resent of her peers Because a cripple like her has no place among the dragon ridersAnd yet Amel holds her head high and is determined not to be any less than someone with two working legs Because by being a part of the Dragon School she not only eases the burden of her poor family so that they don't need to care for a cripple but may just fulfil an unbelievable dream To fly freeHurdles await everywhere on her path From being left the last to choose a dragon to having to manage climbing up and down cliffs for her daily chores and much And despite all hindrances scorn and even doubt Amel keeps persevering 'There was no way I could make it There was no way I could let myself give up' A ruined leg shouldn't be a reason to destroy an existence And Amel is determined to prove it 'If they thought I wasn't worthy then I would just have to show them all that they were wrong about me''No one wants a cripple like me to do anything except stay out of the way but I'm going to show them that I stand just as much chance as everyone else' After all she wants to join a Dominion Colour and gain a purpose in life And is determined to feel grateful even if she gets a 'surly swamp colored dragon covered in warts with breath as bad as garbage heap' as long as that dragon will be hers and she'll be able to ride itIf she really gets one just like this you're going to have to read this to find out But I guarantee you will love the journeyDespite being such a short read this little novella tugged on all my heartstrings Because of the wondrous connection between Amal and her dragon because of their feelings and shared gentleness and because of all that injustice towards them bothIn a flawless narration that's a pleasure to read Sarah KL Wilson gives us here a fast paced tale full of feeling Daring brave and endearing this is one tale I simply couldn't set down 'Dragon Riders sure were strange people They were as wild and predatory as the creatures they rode' And how I wish I could be one of them right nowIf you love dragons and dragonhearted girls who despite being broken bravely defy odds with a bravery and kindheartedness to have you cheering in their corner from the very first paragraph YOU HAVE GOT TO READ THIS BOOKIt is F A B U L O U SAnd now I'm off to read the seuel because I want Find this review and on my book review and cover art blog The Magic Book Corner Dragon School is a serial published on which consists of twenty books They're novellas each about 100 pages long As is usual with serials the episode just ends In a series books might have cliffhangers but the main arc is complete and there is a somewhat proper ending With serials the somewhat proper ending is missing and instead you immediately want to buy the seuel In fact you do not get the whole story unless you buy the seuelFirst Flight is aimed at teenagers can definitely be classified as Middle Grade but can also be enjoyed by adults It offers interesting world building and a protagonist with a disability Amel is a great main character a sixteen year old girl with a crippled leg who wants to ride a dragon It's the perfect story to get sucked into if you're into light easy short reads It didn’t matter if you came from money or not if you had what it takes in your heart you could become a Dragon Rider Dragon School was the great eualizer in society but once you entered you would be part of that community for life a huge commitment for anyone and sixteen year old Amel was ready this was her dream she could help her family financially instead of being a burden All she had to do was prove to both herself and the world she could be as good if not better than a person who didn’t have a disability First she had to believe in herself and her dreams just like the dragon who chose to open her eyes to the fact there are many types of disabilities in the world and most are not physicalDRAGON SCHOOL FIRST FLIGHT by Sarah KL Wilson is THAT book to give any middlegrade reader for the magic of fantasy and the magic of believing in oneself no matter the odds against you It is also a story of adventure the pain of being the victim of bullying and condescension by small minded peers Best of all it is a delightful read sure to prove the magic of books in the hands of a childI received a complimentary ARC edition from Sarah KL Wilson through Book Funnel This is my honest and voluntary reviewPublication Date January 3 2018Publisher Sarah KL WilsonGenre Middlegrade Fantasy | Self esteemPrint Length 105 pagesAvailable from For Reviews More Amel Leafbrought is a 16 year old girl with a crippled leg and who comes from a poor family but all her life she's dreamed of becoming something someone important No longer wanting to be a finacial burden to her family and being fed up as only being seen as nothing than a girl with a disability Amel makes a life changing decision The grim thought of never even trying brings her to dragon school What is there to lose when she already has no one and no money? Sure she could lose her life but it'd be better to lose her life trying to become something than to waste it by playing safe and always wondering what if? She had always imagined what becoming a dragon rider and living her days with purpose might be like but never thought the day could ever come But here she is now in dragon school along side her wave of new dragon rider trainees Each one eager to pass every task and become a member of the Dominion Dragon Riders; to live their lives according to their chosen dragon color Dragon school is not for the weak The work is grueling and the tests could very well kill you if of course the untamed dragons don't do it first Besides that the teachers and students are all reluctant to become attached to any of the new trainees for fear of losing them to a brutal death before any of them can even reach the next stage Though all the students struggle with their lessons Amel struggles most of all because of her disability and everyone around her believes she'll be dead before they take their first flight However she does make one friend though who seems to believe in her and she refuses to give up and let her disadvantages stop her from doing what she set out to do When an urgent letter arrives to the school from the Dominion Capital the teachers have to cut their students training time short Though they were supposed to have weeks to prepare themselves for their first flight trainees only have until the next morning to either pass or not What reason does the capital have to rush the dragon school to test their students so prematurely? Will Amel pass her test in time and move on to be an initiate or will she be one of the unfortunate failures who die trying? First Flight by Sarah K L Wilson is a YA fantasy story about a girl with a crippled leg who wants to become a dragon rider and find her place in this world This is the first novella in a series of twenty From start to finish this novella is packed full of action and suspense The characters all have their own voice and uniue personalities I love Amel she's strong willed thick skinned and kind hearted She has a disability and the author treats it realistically and makes it believable Roalcan is another favorite of mine I love his friendship with Amel and his attitude in general I do wish that we could've gone a little deeper in these characters' backgrounds as they're only really just touched on but I found myself getting attached to certain ones despite that anyway The world building was good I would have liked a little detail on the surroundings and much detail on how the wild dragons live the deal between the dragon ueen and the Dominion people the magic used in keeping the dragons bonding them and what the symbols represent etc and the laws of the world they live in However this is the first novella of many so I'm sure of that information will come soon enough I hope I really enjoyed learning the differences between the dragon types and what their colors represent Purple is my most favorite color and the fact that the main dragon of this story is purple makes me enjoy it even Overall this is a YA fantasy fast paced short story novella that's full of danger suspense and overcoming nearly impossible challenges despite being at a disadvantage If you have a love for dragons strong female leads and fantasy worlds then this is for you This doesn't end on a cliffhanger but it will leave you reaching for the next book as soon as you finish Sarah K L Wilson's Dragon School serial is on KU so read it for free if you can This may be a short novella but boy is it packed with so much action and suspense Amel has lived a tough life She is not athletic or fast or flexible In fact she can barely walk on two feet without her crutch Ever since she had an accident at a young age her legs have not been perfect Force to live with a disability her life is no easy or glamorous but that does not stop her from joining the Dragon School and become a Dragon RiderBut because of her disability she is underestimated and under appreciated No one believes she will survive the tests and trials in order to become a rider She makes enemies unintentionally with most of her classmates particularly the girls and guys from the higher class status But she makes a true friend in the academy one who she never thought will believe in her much less able to talk to her Rouclan a purple dragon These dragons are noble and greatly appreciated they are smarter than the rest but what makes them special is their ability to have a closer and stronger connections with their riders Because unlike the rest of the dragons the riders do not choose them they choose the riders and Rouclan chooses Amel as his rider They uickly develop a close friendship bond very unusual for dragons to do since they are wild creatures not yet tamed It is the students job to gentle them eventually but Amel and Rouclan have a close bond that is stronger than anything But before she is able to claim him as her partner Amel must complete the trials and tests reuired However the rules have been changed instead of months preparing for the first flight test to begin it must be completed only after a few days later from choosing their dragon Amel is anxious to pass her first flight if she doesn't she will be forced to become a servant at the Dragon School and watch other live their dream But she is determined to finish and do it even if she is slower than the others she has every right to try but with so much On the line can she be what she has always wanted to be? I love Wilson's stories they are so different and so diverse I particularly loved this MC because of her disability It brings a new way of seeing things how everyone has the potential to do what they want if only they work hard each day I cannot wait to read on this series Received a copy from the author herself in exchange for an honest review thank you I know this was meant to be a story and not an entire book but it was a beautiful opening to the series Very heart felt I can’t say I’ve read a story like this beforeAnd I love anything relating to dragon riding school 25This story is too short and it lacked depth Amel is 16 but it feels like she is 11 The dialogues and inner monologues are somewhat childlish and stilted But the story has potential and it is about a schoolwith dragons to become a dragon riderAnd did I mention dragons? Yes so there goes 3 stars for now Books with dragons in are one of my biggest weaknesses If a book involves dragons I’m much likely to read them Thus it should be no surprise to find out Sarah KL Wilson’s Dragon School series caught my attention Sarah KL Wilson is an author to have been on my radar for a while I keep meaning to pick up one of her books so finding out she released a book about dragons killed two birds with one stone – I finally picked up a Sarah KL Wilson book and I got my hands on my next dragon readI’ll be completely honest though – despite my love of all things dragons I was a bit tentative about this one You see I’m not the biggest lover of short stories This is one of those series where the story is split into parts each released short story being a part of something much bigger When it comes to my fantasy reads I much prefer one huge book where I can work my way through each part just by turning the page instead of waiting for the next part to be released Although I’m not crazy about stories told in this way I was willing to give this one a try as the synopsis really grabbed my attentionI’m glad I gave this one a chanceDragon School First Flight is a wonderful introduction to the series one that uickly pulled me into the world and guaranteed I would be back for It may be a short story but so much happens throughout this one We are introduced to wonderful characters we get a basic understanding of the world possibilities are presented and the future of this series promises many amazing elements For such a short story this really does promise us so much for the future and I cannot wait to find out If I had to pick a single element however as my favourite it would be our leading lady Strong leading ladies are everywhere in young adult fantasy – so much so I often find myself disappointed by the lack of attention paid to stories told from the male point of view What sets this apart from all the others though is how far from perfect our female lead is I find female leads in young adult stories often set unrealistic expectations – they are beautiful funny charming intelligent and so many other things that I find myself rolling my eyes at their perfection Our leading lady in this story has issues she has problems to overcome In fact she has to deal with the stigma surrounding what many consider to be a disability in Dragon School It makes for a wonderful change to see a female lead who is far from perfect yet she overcomes and follows her dreams It really did make for a wonderful change and I’m so glad to be given something new in this regardOverall Dragon School First Flight was a wonderful introduction to the series one that will leave you jumping straight into Dragon School Initiate An excellent read My only complaint is that it's too short BUT there are 20 of them so plenty to read and plenty action I love the concept of different types of dragons The character interaction is believable and the development of the hero and her relationship with her dragon is the best part of the storyDefinitely worth checking out if you're looking for a uick read but reader beware you will be sucked in If you are looking for your next compelling series that will have you reading late into the night and convincing yourself to start the next book even though it's 2 AM and you should be going to bed then you have found it