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Fyrebyrne Island

(Rachaya #1)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  8 reviews
-With a thunderous roar it fell from the sky, all gleaming yellow scales, talons the size of broad swords with fanged teeth to match, wings held out from its sides like sails, magnificent and glorious.-

The time has come for thirteen-year-old Rachaya to embrace her dragon heritage. Not everyone is pleased by her arrival on the dragon sanctuary, Fyrebyrne Island, however, an
Published March 9th 2017 by Ashleigh Oldfield
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May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the perfect book for a thirteen year old girl - and if I was thirteen year old me again I would have adored this book, drawn pictures of the characters, and become lost in the magnificent world that Ash Oldfield has created.
The story is about thirteen year old Rachaya who - very quickly discovers that she is of dragon heritage and this knowledge sweeps her into an incredible new world of dragons and wizards - learning their ways and laws, but also the perils that await one of royal birt
Shayla Morgansen
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate enough to meet Ash Oldfield in person some time ago at a convention in Melbourne, where I bought Fyrebyrne Island, her first book. I found this a delightful and wholesome read of magic, intrigue, friendship and families. The story is steady in pace and playful in its approach, never overburdening itself in detail, angst or drama at the expense of moving the tale along. Rachaya's friendships are sweet and their scenes together at Wyvold's were among my favourite in the book. A fun ...more
Luke Courtney
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Something very different from what I usually read, but an entertaining story involving shape-shifting dragons (Which is forefront in my mind at the moment!). The opening drops you in the action from the word, go and Rachaya's journey to come to terms with her newfound abilities, heritage and responsibilities is a thoroughly gripping one. The characters are truly engaging (I thoroughly enjoy Mikel, and Lady Anjela and Hektor are so odious and obnoxious, I eagerly look forward to them getting thei ...more
This was really not a great book 😅

The plot (when there actually was a plot) was nothing but a giant cliche with very little originality thrown in. The characters were also incredibly cliched and none of them experienced any sort of growth over the course of the story. Our main character Rachaya is a complete Mary-Sue who should have died multiple times but doesn’t because of convenience that pretty much has nothing to do with her.

The writing is also quite juvenile but at the same time I am so un
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun in the vein of Harry Potter

This was a hugely enjoyable, light hearted read. I look forward to reading more of this series, or as anything else by this author.
Luciana Carvalho
Such a great book! I loved to be able to scape to this new amazing world with dragons and wizards!
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a really cool book. I have not read many dragon books but after reading this I want to read more. I love how the characters change from human to dragon form - I want to be a dragon. I met Ash Oldfield at Melbourne Supanova where I found out that I was a fire dragon.

There are elements of this book that remind me of others I have read - it reminds me of Harry Potter as the majority of the book is set a magical school. The school that Rachaya attends, Wyvolds the Fierce School for Dragons, has
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What a fantastic book. Can not wait for the second book to find out more.
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Ash Oldfield is a fantasy fiction and children’s writer from Melbourne, Australia. She is the author of The Rachaya Series and has several short works of fiction in various publications.
When she is not working on her latest piece of fiction, Ash enjoys drinking good coffee, taking her dog for walks on the beach and hanging out with her two cats.

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