Dragonriders of Fiorenza - Action, adventure, assassins, and of course dragons

Assassin's Blade

My father’s been kidnapped.
The kidnappers demand a ransom that’s impossible to pay. If they don’t get it in two weeks, they will kill my father.
Mama won’t survive his murder. She’s already fallen unconscious. Broken heart.
If we can’t pay, my brother and sisters will end up homeless.
So I’ve pulled my assassin grandmother out of retirement.
Together, we’re going to find the kidnappers and rescue my dad.
And we’ll make those bastards pay.
Set in an alternate medieval Italy with dragons and magic, ASSASSIN'S BLADE is for fans of the Venatrix Chronicles by Sylvia Mercedes, or the dragon books of Ursula K. Le Guin and Anne McCaffery. You'll love taking flight in ASSASSIN'S BLADE.

This book has it all

Badass heroines who are great with swords and math, gambling grandmas, a hot-stove dragon who just wants to cuddle, asbestos headgear, epic aerial battles, jewelled dragons throwing off crystalline sparks, a villain you just want to punch in the face over and over and over and over, hot medieval dudes who would do crossfit if crossfit were a thing back in those days, bad men with knives, good gals also with knives, and a bond between a girl and her dragon and how they're ready to burn the world to the ground just to stay together.


Part two of the explosive Dragonriders of Fiorenza series.

Three women are poised to set the medieval world on fire.

Neva is the enchantress who discovers a horrifying new power that is certain to get her burned at the stake.

Teita Anna, a grandmother who was once an assassin, abruptly comes face-to-face with the past that she’s fled and a call to a new, dangerous cause.

Fia, a dragonrider, is trying to rescue her dragon and her own father before his execution – and she’s going to do both in front of a crowd of thousands during the most explosive dragon race of the 1200s.

Their adversary, the Cardinal Benedetto, is about to get a promotion which will give him control of an army and a full battalion of spies – and he has a reason to want every one of our heroines dead.

Let the games begin.

This book has it all

Crossdressing heroines, invisible assassins, enchantresses doing dark magic stuff, a talking crow who knows more than you do, a stabler who wants to turn you into a little stone statue, random demon possessions, a villain rolled up in a rug, a wicked cardinal who gets a hell of a promotion, a dragonrider and her dragon fighting to be reunited, and the biggest medieval dragon race of the 1200s you've ever seen, with an explosive ending. It's going to be fun, I ain't gonna lie.

2021-0490 Melinda R Cordell b03

Fia has two weeks to rescue her father before his execution.

She is deep in enemy territory, alone, and praying that nobody sees through her disguise.

But when they announce a special dragon race, Fia is tempted as never before. In her new disguise, she can take part in the biggest race in all of Italia, something she’d wanted to do ever since she started riding a dragon. The prize money would ensure a life of freedom for Fia, and her sisters.

Wearing the glamour of her true love, Fia navigates the world of the dragonriders.

Her enemies know she’s there – and to lure her out, one of the dragons that is flying in the race is Ryelleth – and Carmelo, her betrothed, is flying her.

Fia would walk into fire for Ryelleth. She'll be damned if she leaves without her.

This is going to be a trilogy full of adventure and battles

But also heartfelt moments, great characters, and a world you'll want to live in, kind of (I won't lie, Fiorenza in these days has some ... challenges), and dragons and assassins teaming up -- or at war with each other.

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Assassin's Blade

Assassin's Blade

Book 1

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Dragon's Inferno

Book 2


Enchantress's Doom

Book 3

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