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Dragon's Future

(Dragon Courage #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  137 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Every child of Woolpren dreams of becoming one, but only a few are chosen. Now, ten-year-old twin brother and sister, Ruskya and Duskya, have been selected to join an elite group of riders: dragon riders. Full of awe and excitement, the twins leave their mother, and their home, to train for their new lives.

Fifteen years later, dragons are becoming extinct and riders are ra
Paperback, 262 pages
Published August 10th 2015 by Booktrope/Updrift
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Have you ever dreamed of being able to ride a dragon? In the land where dragons are real and choose their rider for a lifetime bond, a brother and sister will discover a new life, new bonds and a life of honor. Ruskya and Duskya are twins and as ten-year-olds, they have been chosen by dragons to train to be part of an elite force of riders.

As they grow with their dragons, things are changing, dark times are coming. The dragons are becoming extinct, there are no new hatchlings and Ruskya is deter
Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
To start off, the story was a little bit hard to get into. I didn't enjoy the fact that literally pretty much a few pages in, the children just BAM and grow up. Suddenly they're, what, 20? 25? Last time I checked, they were ten. I don't like jumpiness like that, especially when there's nothing to fill the gap. Those decades could have been at least briefly summarized. However, after this first mishap, the story is quite enjoyable. There are a lot of characters, and almost all are pleasant an ...more
Sandra Stiles
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Not since reading Christopher Paolini’s “Eragon” have I read a book about dragons that made me want to be a part of that world. I felt myself wishing I could be in the procession and chosen by a dragon. The book is full of adventure, danger and courage. All of these are qualities I look for when searching for books for my students to read. The author has given special gifts to these dragon riders and used simple plants to create the magic that makes all of this work together. I read this book mu ...more
Kandi Wyatt
Sep 19, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: 3rd grade to 100+ year olds
I feel I am biased since I am the author. :)
Anne (The Reading Life)
I received a free copy for an honest review.

Whenever I talk about fantasy in literature, I sort it into several "sub-sub- categories" to help my readers understand better what kind of fantasy the book is. Yous've got more modern high fantasies, medieval fantasies, younger or older fantasies (for younger or older audiences), and of course, this book being an example - a very "fantasy" fantasy book.

A lot of times, many fiction genre books that require a new world scenario setting is created from
Today We Did
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Today We Did

During their tenth winter, twins Ruskya and Duskya are chosen to become dragon riders. They leave their home to live in the dragon riders’ colony, learning to communicate, care for and ride their dragons. Fifteen years on, both twins have become talented riders under the guidance of their father-like mentor Glendyn. However, the dragon population is in danger. The younger dragons aren’t pairing up to mate, and the supply of eggs is dwindling. Without new hatchlings the future of the
Grace Morris
Good, but it was a little dry in some places.

What I Liked:


Anyways, I did really like the dragons and how they chose their humans and how they joined mental links with them. It was very interesting. Then there were also the superpowers both Ruskya and Duskya had. Just the description alone of them flying the dragons was awesome. And certain parts of the world building were very interesting.

I wished that Duskya had a little more
Tonja Drecker
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is definitely a great read for dragon lovers, and honestly, the first one I've read in quite awhile.

The story starts with a dragon choosing ceremony, immediately setting the tone. I loved the feel of 'times past' these scenes held despite the fantasy world (and the dragons). The town and people seem very natural making it easy to sink into the scenes.

Ruskya and his sister are likable from the very first page. The first moments, they come across as shy and hesitant, but this quickly changes
Lydia Thomas
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-fantasy
I give Dragon’s Future by Kandi J. Wyatt 4.5 out of 5 stars.

If you’re looking for an epic fantasy adventure for your pre-teen, or even to read aloud to the whole family, Dragon’s Future is a great choice. Aside from How to Train Your Dragon, this is really the first time I’ve been exposed to a dragon-centric narrative, and I really enjoyed it.

In the first pages, Wyatt immediately draws readers into her world of dragons and and their riders. I enjoyed the Wild West vibe with canyons and deserts a
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads
Is this really considered a kids' book? After reading it, I'm thinking it's more of a YA novel. After the introductory chapter(s), the main characters are in their late 20s.

I really enjoyed this book. It had some fantasy and other-worldliness to it, without being so completely "out-there" as to be implausible (obviously there are no dragons in real life, but the *other* elements of the story weren't too unrealistically crazy). The only two things I disliked were that the author never addressed
Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
I absolutely love dragons and haven't read a dragon rider book in so long it was a nice change of pace. Even though this book was written more for a middle-ya audience I still enjoyed reading it. But I couldn't really get into the book like I would've liked and the book had a slow pace for me. I would've love to see more action and more explanation of the mental links and powers with the dragons. One thing that was hard to keep straight was t
Emerald Barnes
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
Dragon's Future is a fantastic, fantasy novel. It starts out a bit slow, but I realize that it needed to be in order to set things up. But, by the end, I was invested in these characters and craving more!!

Kandi J. Wyatt has a phenomenal novel on her hands. She has brought about a novel that pits good against evil, brought in dragons and made them the focus of the novel, and given us characters who are lovable.

I cannot wait for book two!
Bob Platypire
Aug 29, 2017 rated it liked it
I requested and was granted a code for the Audible version of this book.
I like the characters, and I really enjoy that the dragons and riders have a real feeling relationship, and that they argue and fight rather than getting along all the time. Like family. The description are quite vivid for some of the things, and really made a clear picture. This wasn’t always the case, but in general I enjoyed and could picture the tale that was being presented. She definitely put forth effort!
The wording
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dragons, dragon riders, dragon courage, mysterious riders from another colony, half revealed pasts (what REALLY happened to da?), and obscured futures (what is with this rider and his turquoise dragon?)...the combination of known and unknown balance each other out to provide intrigue so it doesn't simply become a history, but carries on as an oh-so-entertaining-and-enchanting read that I simply could NOT put down! I had to learn more about Duskya and Ruskya as well as their curious connection th ...more
Stephanie Cover2CoverBlog
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
I was very interested in this fantasy when I first read the synopsis. Dragons and riders and mystery, it was all so intriguing. I received the audiobook from a publicity agent and got into it pretty quickly. I found myself putting off listening to it and it took me a month to get through it, but it wasn't the story that was putting me off, it was the narrator of the audiobook.

The story is about a pair of twins that are chosen to be dragon riders, an elite group taken from their small village ev
Craig Jr.
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This was a cute story. I love dragons, and this world was very interesting. There are dragons in the world, and dragonriders go out to collect children from the land to become new dragonriders. Though there is little information as to why since it's such a peaceful land. It's only told that they're for protecting the people and keeping the peace, perhaps like a Jedi Council type of thing. There doesn't seem to be much danger to warrant protection, at least in the past. This tale weaves a story w ...more
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
I’ve probably mentioned this before but I love dragons. A lot. Basically anything that has to do with dragons is almost guaranteed a Sue Stamp of Approval. So it was a bit of a surprise when this book didn’t cut it. The main point of this series seemed to be the dragon and its rider, right?

Not really. It starts off pretty good. The prologue did throw me off because I didn’t know who was who and what was going on. The first half was also fairly decent. Although wayyy too many characters were thro
Angela Charles
I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

This book is about dragons. The story follows Ruskya and other dragon riders. Dragons have been around and plentiful however after a couple of years dragons seem to be going extinct. There are not as many as dragons as there once was. Ruskya is on a mission trying to find out why dragons are disappearing. Come to find out things are not what they seem.

A war is brewing and no one seems to know why certain dragons and riders are attacki
Ash †Reviews of a FearStreetZombie†
I received this book in return for an honest review.

I really liked the story line of this book, but there was just to much that I didn't like. All the names were confusing, I honestly don't understand why everyone had a Y in their name (Except the very few at the end). It made it hard for me to tell everyone apart and it literally wasn't till the very end that I started to remember who a few of them were. Sadly, Ruskya and Duskya are not remembered. I don't remember who was the guy and who was t
Kim  Gregory
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a story of twins with a special background and a special link to each other. It is a story about the people around them who also exhibit special abilities and together they make a formidable team - they need to be because an evil man wants to take from them and make his own colony the most powerful.

The beginning of the story, where we learn who the story is about and the world they live in, is easy to read, but as you get into the middle and end of the story a lot is happening that is s
Amelia Nichole Defield
I did not finish this book so this review only reflects the first six chapters. First, a few good things: The worldbuilding was interesting, the world was beautiful and the dragons well described. I feel like this would make a good fantasy film with a few tweaks to the story.

Unfortunately, prose felt overwritten. So far the plot relied on fantasy cliches. The perspective head hopped so often I could barely keep track of who was thinking what. Especially because the main characters have similar n
Connie Huddleston
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book showed up on my Kindle and I assumed I had agreed to review it. Wrong. Seems I actually purchased it. So happy I did! I found the story to be enthralling and the characters to be interesting and well written. Readers can identify with their ambitions, their fears, their dreams, and their loves. Now don't let me forget the dragons! In Wyatt's story the dragons are different shades of blue! Wyatt also adds some mystery, some romance, some battles, and everyday life. I recommend this book ...more
Fee Roberts
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Kandi J. Wyatt did a wonderful job creating a world full of intrigue. I enjoyed getting to know the characters. I loved the writing style, though this book needs to be edited. There were grammatical errors throughout the book. If not for the editing problem, this would have been an easy five stars for me. I'm looking forward to the next installment, though I hope there will be better editing.
Mary Bond
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dragon fans must read

Dragon riders coming of age and the trials that surround them bring a tale to life much like the Eragon series. Fierce battles combined with heart wrenching discoveries told in such a way that makes you feel like you are in the saddle yourself.
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This was book 1 but could be a stand alone book. I really enjoyed the plot, however, the names!!! Wyn, Wryn, Wyeth. Did they really have to be so much alike? Made it hard to keep track of who was who in certain parts. Then you had to go back to check not good.
Angela Batey
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

Great book really enjoyed it. The story was captivating from beginning I would recommend it. Cannot wait to read next book
Sarah Moore
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. I enjoy reading how the characters grow, with their dragons.
Belinda Zeidler
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dragons future and dragons heir

I really enjoyed reading both of these books. It was great. Couldn't put it down. It was exciting. And I liked the stories line.
Erin Kahn
Mar 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Dragon's Future is a fun little story about family, friendship, courage, and, of course, dragons. Because adding dragons to any story automatically makes it that much more awesome. Also, kudos to whoever is responsible for that cover, because it's gorgeous.

This book made me think of a quote often attributed to G. K. Chesterton:

"Fairy tales are more than true – not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten."

Which leads me on to a similar C. S. Lewis quote:
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