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Bestselling Dragon Stone trilogy by @TheKristianAlva in one complete set. #free #kindleunlimited





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The Dragon Stone Trilogy

The Complete Box Set

Dragon Stones, Return of the Dragon Riders, Vosper's Revenge

Written by Kristian Alva

Genre(s): Epic Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery


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The bestselling Dragon Stone trilogy is now available in one complete set. This fantasy series has sold over 100,000 copies in the US and the UK! Discover this epic fantasy series by bestselling author Kristian Alva!

This set includes:

1. Dragon Stones: Book One of the Dragon Stone Saga

2. Return of the Dragon Riders: Book Two of the Dragon Stone Saga

3. Vosper's Revenge: Book Three of the Dragon Stone Saga



An excerpt from

The Dragon Stone Trilogy


The mountain air was chilly, and the sun had already set. Rosy light filled the valley as dusk settled on the mountainside. Thirteen men crouched warily in the low brush. These men were used to waiting outside these mountain caves. They whispered quietly only when necessary. They were there on the direct order of Emperor Vosper, trained specifically for this purpose. These men were dragon hunters.


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Here's what

a Fan said


The Dragon Stone Trilogy, tells the story of young Elias, a healer with an inescapable fate. Throughout this trilogy you will see Elias struggle to overcome the tragedies of his childhood in order to face his ultimate foe, Vosper. This trilogy has dragons, war, romance, and comedy. Alva does a great job of creating a group of characters that are unconventional, but likeable, and a plot that is unique all on its own. The story can get cheesy at times, but I really found the dragons and the humans to be very endearing.

Elias is male, but he has qualities that would be considered feminine. Instead of erasing these qualities from his character as the story progresses, Alva instead creates a way in which his feminine qualities are important to his character development. He still saves the world, he just does not have to be stereotypically “manly” to do so. I really appreciated that Alva ended the trilogy with Elias remaining true to himself. This did sacrifice some amount of character development, but I think it made the story more realistic. Elias does grow throughout the three books. He starts off unsure of himself and his abilities, and in the last book, Vosper’s Revenge Elias is a leader and he knows who he is.

Alva’s descriptions of the other main characters, including the dragons, really added layers to the plot that expanded the focus beyond just Elias. Two of the other main characters, Sela and Tallin, were very strong. Sela was my favorite character. Sela is a dragon-rider and a natural born leader. She finds it difficult to speak telepathically and is not as strong of a spell caster as Tallin, but she does not let this slow her down. Sela fights just as hard as every other dragon rider and she is not afraid to speak her mind. Meanwhile, Tallin is not very outspoken. Tallin was tortured by Vosper for many years and then lived in solitude. He resists human contact, but he is very close with his dragon: Duskeye.

The dragons are not as complex as the human characters, but Alva does make an effort to give readers a glimpse of dragon culture. I learned about how dragons mate and how they are much more intelligent than humans. The dragons in this trilogy are equal to the humans. Humans do not own them. When a rider and a dragon wish to join together, they undergo a ceremony and they both must be willing. I think this is very interesting. Often, in fantasy novels of this kind, the humans always end up being the “winners” but in The Dragon Stone Trilogy it seems like all mystical creatures are important.

I did, at times, feel like Elias’ struggles and the struggles of other characters were too easy. Alva seemed to set up a very interesting plot, and then finish it too quickly. This made it seem like conflicts were not really difficult, just hoops to jump through. The main villain seemed laughably easy to defeat, and only one main character died in the process of this very difficult attack. That being said, I know this is a young adult series so I understand that Alva was trying to keep it short and simple and there are other books past these three so this is not the end of the series. Plus, it does get complicated for children if the story gets too dark.

I started this series after all three books had already been released and I think the books work better when read all together.




Author Bio

Kristian Alva


Kristian Alva was born into a family of writers and teachers. She worked as a staff writer and a ghostwriter before publishing her own manuscripts. She currently lives in the United States with her family. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading all genres, especially epic fantasy.

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