Recommended for ages 10-14
Addison’s mom has just died, leaving her in the care of her workaholic aunt, who sends her to boarding school in Wales. But the Red Dragon Academy isn’t a “normal” boarding school, and more and more, Addison realizes that she and her fellow students aren’t run of the mill students. She’s having strange dreams – she rode a dragon! – and she’s discovered some crazy hallways and mirrors in the school. The teachers seem to know what’s really going on, but aren’t very forthcoming. What is Red Dragon Academy? And what secrets do they know about Addy and her friends?
This is a new fantasy series from an indie publisher, by a mother-daughter duo. There’s some great Welsh mythology woven into the story, and a series of mysteries that reveal themselves just enough as the story proceeds. Yes, this is a magic school. No, it’s not that magic school. This is a storyline that stands on its own, with its own mythos and antagonists. I’m looking forward to seeing what else the authors give us.