Dragon Rider

Dragon Rider

Fiction & Poetry, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 25/04/2024
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Dragon Rider
It’s the year of the dragon: boy does Matharu shine
What. A. Book. With impeccable worldbuilding, an intrinsically built magic system and royalty domain, Matharu has taken the time required to craft what is ... READ MORE
Ella-Mae from Lewes
Dragon Rider
What a (dragon) ride!!
Well I think 2024 is definitely the year of the dragon! I have just finished dragon rider and already need the sequel! I found the first half to be full o... READ MORE
Danielle at Northallerton
Dragon Rider
Fantastic fantasy
I love that the dragons in this book aren't super in your face, in fact they feature very little in this first instalment. The world building is fantastic,... READ MORE
Lydia Barrington
Dragon Rider
Politically Charged Fantasy
If you like fantasy politics, dangerous road trips, magic and dragons, you are going to love this book! This book perfectly sets up our protagonist, Jai, w... READ MORE
Molly at Silverburn
Dragon Rider
A brilliant start to an epic fantasy series
I loved Taran Matharu's first jump into adult fantasy. It was everything I want from a fantasy series, dragons, a likeable main character that goes on an e... READ MORE
Angie at Blackpool
Dragon Rider
A Fantastic Book for Dragon Lovers
Dragon Rider is one of the best 'dragon-rider' trope novels I have read, and I've read a lot of books with dragons in. It's really well written, incredibly... READ MORE
Emma-Bristol Galleries


Jai is nothing more than a royal hostage and lowly servant to the empire that slew his family and now rules his people. He has been manservant to the old emperor for most of his life, and only watches on from a distance as the empire grows more powerful - a new alliance is to be formed as the young prince is betrothed to Princess Erica of the Dansk Kingdom - a people from a northern, icy realm.

The princess brings with her a gift: dragons. Only Dansk Royalty can soulbond with these magical beasts to draw on their power and strength.

Until now.

When the betrothal goes wrong, a bloody coup leads to chaos at court, and Jai uses the turmoil as an opportunity to escape. Fleeing, Jai comes into possession of a dragon egg - sparking the beginning of a bond which will change his fate - and that of the world - forever.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008517632
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Weight: 820g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 53 mm

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Dragon Rider
Brilliant, first instalment in the series
This inaugural book in the high fantasy series brilliantly lays the groundwork for an engaging saga. Jai, the third son of the Steppefolk's king, captivate... READ MORE
melissa ann Gordon
Dragon Rider
Beautiful High Fantasy with Dragons
- Dragons - War - Magic - magical companions - Friendship - Single POV - First book in a series This is an amazing Fantasy book with Dragons. I... READ MORE
Dragon Rider
Enjoyable fantasy with plenty of potential
Dragon Rider is a book with a lot of potential. I found the plot interesting and engaging, cared about the main character and loved the dragon. The ending ... READ MORE
Emma Welsby
Dragon Rider
5 stars
Excellent world building, great plot and it has dragons. What more could you want x
Toni Heywood