"a unique YA fantasy, a lot of action and just enough romance"

A Dragon's Awakening is the first book in a young adult fantasy series. Dragons have been hunted and killed for years and Kale, a young dragon, is the last of his kind. He is being hunted by General Jedah and his knights, some of whom are being forced into serving Jedah. An old sorcerer named Thomas helps Kale escape from Jedah using a spell from a mysterious source which turns Kale into a young human male. The duo flee to another town and blend in with the townspeople, staying low until they can devise a plan to avoid Jedah for good. Along the way, they meet others who can help them in their quest to defeat General Jedah and save Kale's life. But during their adventures, Kale and the others meet with much adversity and surprises that will affect the lives of them and the lives of many innocents.

This book was very good. The characters are well thought out and the author knows exactly how to make you root for the heroes, and despise and await the demise of the villains. The story has a lot of action and just enough romance, it keeps you interested in reading to find out what happens at the end. There are a few surprises along the way, although you might have been able to pick up on some of them early on. But as for the ending, that is a huge cliffhanger, and I hope the author finishes the second book quickly and keeps it just as interesting as this one. If you read this book, you definitely will want to continue to the next book to find out what happens. I do not usually read novels geared toward young adults, but this one is a unique fantasy, and I am glad to have read it.

Reviewed by Felicia Wright
Posted May 30, 2011


Kale Firehart is a young dragon, and the sole survivor of his race. As a tyrannical general and his massive bloodthirsty army close in on Kale—the most unexpected circumstance transpires. With time against him, Kale’s trusted friend, a veteran arcane sorcerer, transforms him into the one thing he despises most—a human.

Kale must unwillingly live among human-kind as he embarks upon an extraordinary journey. With a band of unlikely friends by his side, can Kale overcome the obstacles before him and return to the life he once knew?

The age of dragons is all but over...


The Chronicles of Kale: A Dragon's Awakening
(The Chronicles of Kale: Book 1)
by Aya Knight

Old Line Publishing, LLC
May 1, 2011
Available: May 6, 2011
ISBN #1937004295
EAN #9781937004293
396 pages
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