"From all directions, in the darkness, a great terror approaches this world. I mean to fight the terror, Daven, and I would make a weapon of you." Daven Carrickson grew up as a beggar in the filthy alleys beneath the shadows of the palace. He's the son of a known thief, disgraced and despised. His only real talent is his ability with a sword, and his only real chance at finding honor or a home is a desperate dream of joining the King's Guard. But Daven receives a new future when Master Claighan invites him to study magic at the Academy. The wizard offers to make him into a new kind of soldier: a swordsman equally skilled with forged blades and mystic forces. Yet when conspiring forces destroy the wizard's plans, Daven finds himself wanted for treason and murder. Hunted by a great black beast of a dragon, caught between the King's Guard and a rebel force led by a rogue wizard, Daven's only hope of surviving is to become more than he's ever dreamed possible. Taming Fire is the first book in the Dragonprince's Legacy.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Perrywilson - LibraryThing
The author has taken an old trope and made it interesting. Poor farm/beggar/otherwise outcast boy, turns out to be a hero. In this story, the first of three, we find Daven in a small village teaching ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jarandel - LibraryThing
Boys' club, by-the-numbers fantasy. All the guards, mages and apprentices are male. The only female characters with some page time seem to the wife of a noble landholder, and a young woman who for all ... Read full review