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  • Rise of the Dragonriders

  • Bond of a Dragon, Book 4
  • By: AJ Walker
  • Narrated by: Ben Farrow
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Summary

Merglan has the source of true magic within reach. Evils not seen in Kartania for hundreds of years wreak havoc on the forces of Westland. The last of the dragonriders must fight for Kartania’s freedom or be extinguished.

After Anders learns of Merglan and his dragon’s violent takeover of the elf capital, he is faced with the burden of leading the allied forces to their last stand. The only problem is, he doesn’t know where his allies are, or if they’re even still alive. The elf army is divided and in ruin, the dwarfs have been driven from their city under the mountain, and the humans are scattered across their kingdoms, all struggling to stay alive. Merglan could attack Anders, his dragon, and their small army at any moment. 

With Anders attempting to juggle his role in the prophecy, the prospect of becoming king, and the future of the allied nations, he struggles to stay one step ahead of Merglan. Knowing the allied armies are scattered and he is outmatched in his skills as dragonrider, Anders and the leaders of the Westland Revolutionary Army form a plan. Knowing the fate of Kartania will be decided with his life, Anders will need help during this last stand. Can he find his allies and bring them together? Or will he and the forces of Westland be overwhelmed by Merglan and his evil army? Will the rise of the dragonriders be enough to fulfill the prophecy?

©2020 AJ Walker (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Great book

story was great way to end series, thank you for a great listening .

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rip off Eragon

very similar story to Eragon but not as good but saying that it was still a good listen

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  • cory monroe
  • 26-09-22

this series would do great as a movie

this movie would do great like Harry Potter I could see it now every thing is already there

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  • Kevin M
  • 19-09-22

Pretty good

Really enjoyed these books. The firt two were great but The Rise of the Drgonriders I just couldn't put it down! Very good!!

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  • Randy Heard
  • 07-09-22

Good Tension with Dumb Reasoning

Listening this far into the series the author has some clearly good ideas but needs to work on pacing at times and when it is appropriate to add certain things.

Positives: They supposedly defeated the big bad with help from a people that was hinted at in the previous book. Showing more dragons and riders would come in at some point. Having some main characters die was a spin I wasn’t expecting but I am glad they took that risk. It will force some character growth and split up EVERYONE being in a relationship. Allowing some to be solo and grow stronger emotionally because of it. The battles felt big and busy and at time unwindable and it was reared like a real battle where not everyone was safe. Lots of realistic deaths and showing the characters limits.

Having information spread quick enough so their is no times of: Characters being clueless about what is happening to others. Or coming too late or going right past the issue at the same time that it is happening was a relief. Only so much stress can be handled at once. If their was a gap in information for some characters it was quickly filled in.

Negatives: Just like in my review of the first book he is trying too hard for the relationships. It wasn’t enough they were all love at first sight and some fake will they won’t they stuff we all knew who would be with who. And at times where it wasn’t important it felt shoved in to remind us, “They are together and have done the deed.” Having to tell everyone they meet.

And not allowing dragon riders to be kings is very short sighted. Checks and balances are even shown for other aspects of what the rulers agreed on. And the fact Anders spent so long rejecting being king was far more annoying. And it felt like his cousin coming back was just to allow Anders to not deal with being king instead of letting him grow as a leader that way.

The performance was great I knew what characters were who and could in-vision them on my mind perfectly. The battle descriptions were great as well enjoyable making me feel like I was there.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-08-22

I loved this series

the narrator took you to another world full of imaginative characters and animals.
I highly recommend

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-07-22

narrator

Accents are distracting and annoying. Anders sounds uneducated and squeeky. rather than a hero.

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  • Jessica
  • 23-06-22

Loved it!

Highly recommend this book. Exciting and intense. Enjoyed it very much. On to the next one!

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  • Tom S.
  • 22-06-22

Ending RUINED the entire series for me.

Evidently writing the body of the review is not "optional" so I'll just stay this.

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  • mephusto
  • 23-05-22

A good ending to the series

I really enjoyed this series. This book was a pretty good ending to the series. It was not the beat of them, but it had some really good parts I did not expect.

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  • Jake
  • 19-05-22

great series

great series a must listen. Anders is the king we all invasion kings to be.

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  • Bo Shreves
  • 17-05-22

Please make the next book.

Loved the entire series. It had me wondering how the war was going to turn thinking their wasn’t any hope. The 4th book finished it off wonderfully. Thank you to the author following up with what was to come of the nations. I’m probably going to listen to the whole thing a second time. This series had adventure, battle, family, mystery, hardships, love, minor romance, and descriptions of scenes that easily allowed the reader to go there in their mind. An absolute thrilling listen. Thank you AJ Walker and Ben Farrow