Saturday, January 22, 2011

BLOG TOUR - Dragon Academy by Diane Nelson

I have the honor to be the first stop in a blog tour for...

Dragon Academy
Diane Nelson

If you'd like to follow this tour, here are the dates and places to be:
January 22 - Featured on J.C. Phelps's Blogspot
 January 23 - Featured on Two Ends of the Pen 
January 24 - Featured on Kindle Geeks
January 26 - Featured on Hot Gossip, Hot Reviews
January 27 - Featured on Karly Kirkpatrick's Blogspot 
January 28 - Review at Breakout Books

To kick it off for Diane Nelson and her book, Dragon Academy I am going to do a simple feature of said book.

With high school finished for the summer, Nick looks forward to visiting his aunt and uncle in New Jersey. What awaits him is a heat wave like no other - and the last two Greywings on the planet. Nick has an innate ability to train horses but will he be able to translate his amazing skill to these teenage dragons?

The steaming soup of mid-summer heats up tempers and tests resolve as Nick vies with fellow trainers, Keith and Maxie, for mastery over their new charges. The dragons, Nikita and Michael, typical teenagers themselves, have other ideas.

Nick treads a torturous path through a minefield of competing demands: the expectations of his aunt and uncle, recalcitrant horses, the Academy’s female students and the overwhelming egos of Nikita and Michael. One small mistake erupts into a conflagration that hurls everyone into a race against time and forces of nature.

Diane has a smooth writing style that blends fantasy and reality into a believable story. "Dragon Academy" would make a great film. It would also make a wonderful present for anyone who likes Harry Potter or Eragon...

--Mandy Ward

It's one of those rare gems you come across and have to share. --SCAVOLA

As a teacher, I would definitely recommend my students read this book. --LM DeWalt

I finished reading Dragon Academy and sat smiling to myself for a while. It captured my imagination and took me on a marvelous journey. --Suzanna Burke

Action, humor, teenage angst, and, of course, plenty of dragons--this one has it all.  And, like a classic action yarn, Dragon Academy isn't just for teens; it will appeal just as much to adult readers.  --Mark Marker 

Buy your copy!




  1. A great start, JC...nice work. Dragon Academy is a terrific read, at any age.

  2. I agree, Soooz. Good pacing, great climax, funny, tender moments, real characters and very believable dragons.


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