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The First Skyrider

Book 2 | The Callenlas Chronicles

H R Hess


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The First Skyrider

Book 2 | The Callenlas Chronicles

H R Hess



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“What if everyone’s wrong about dragons?” Cairn barely dared to voice the thought. “What if dragons can be...trained?

Farm-boy Cairn can hardly believe it when he is chosen to train as a rider for Star-King Elior.

Far from home in the mountains, where dragons lurk and war threatens, Cairn strives to become a great rider of Callenlas. Does he have what it takes after all? And what is his friend Arunae hiding?


Ages 12-16 | Considers the true motivation behind actions and challenges pride.

Selected endorsements:

"The air of Callenlas carries echoes of Narnia.Your children will want a shelf full of books like The First Skyrider."

Nate Morgan Locke, Creative Director, Speak Life

"Even better than the first book in the series. I didn't want it to end."

Felicity Carswell, co-host of the Two Sisters & a Cup of Tea podcast

"This is an enjoyable read. It takes familiar ingredients that will please readers (a school-type setting, a means-well-but-ends-up-in-trouble hero, and dragons!) and weaves them into a world that is intriguing and a story that keeps you coming back."

Katy Morgan, author of The Promise and the Light

"Not only beautifully rich but weaves together an incredibly compelling story. I didn't want to put it down. It's as if Harry Potter met How to Train your Dragon but better!"

Bethan Lycett, author of Love Came Down 



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  • Title

    The First Skyrider

  • Author(s)

    H R Hess

  • Series

    Callenlas Chronicles

  • ISBN


  • Publisher

    Reformation Lightning

  • Age Range

    12-14s, 15-18s

  • Audience


  • Pages


  • Published


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Overall rating

4.8 based on 6 reviews

An exciting read!

I’d definitely recommend this book to a friend! It is fast moving and tense with some funny moments. My favourite character is Kit - he’s a good friend & funny! Reuben age 8

You won't be able to put this book down!

‘The First Skyrider’ is a great book about a boy called Cairn who tames a dragon. I love the part where Cairn rides Rhaegar the dragon for the first time. I couldn’t put this book down! (Reuben, age 10)

Great book about trust, morals and the law - great read!

I enjoyed the first sky rider as it challenged my beliefs on law and forced me to debate whether I’m willing to follow my moral code if it’s illegal and whether said law of actually justified. It’s a great book about trust and trying to find a middle way between society and your own moral code. Highly recommend! Elizabeth (age 12)

Best Christian fantasy novel

Cairn's adventures were captivating. I was on the edge of my seat as I read this book and as with the Dark Star it had a very comforting ending.


It's the kind of book I would have devoured when I was younger - beautiful writing, enthralling story, dragons, with Christ-focused messaging. I'll be giving it to every teenager I know!

Fun and interesting

I loved reading this story- it was brilliant that Cairn learnt to tame a dragon and that they became friends. I read the book in 3 days, I was really interested in it and could imagine it well in my head. Esaïe, 11

Also in this series

The Dark Star
The Water Maiden of Lealos
Callenlas Chronicles Bundle
The Lost Prince

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