Once upon a time? Please! What a joke.
Princess Ahira is not your average damsel in distress. She hates being a princess and constantly tries to flee from her mother and her lectures. Pleasantly, her life is shattered on the eve of her sixteenth birthday when she is kidnapped by dragons.
Ahira is selected by a powerful dragon named Azmaveth to be his captive princess, and lives with him—cleaning his pigpen den—as they forge a strange sort of friendship. Living with Azmaveth brings more adventures than Ahira ever saw in her family’s castle. Not only do Azmaveth’s inventive spells seem to backfire on himself and those around him, but he lives in a land where fairytales are completely backwards. Unfortunately, Ahira isn’t visiting the dragons during a peaceful time. The valkyrie, mystical female warriors bent on dominion over magic, are marching against the dragons, and everything—from dragons to gnomes—are rallying together to fight back. What Ahira doesn’t know is that her emotions and romantic life will have a powerful impact on the looming war.
Princess Ahira Reviews:
“It’s just a flat-out entertaining read. Ahira and her friends are generally likable, the setting is pretty neat, and between Ahira’s slice-of-life adventures as a dragon’s princess and the overarching threat of war, the story zips along at a good clip and keeps you engaged until the end.” – Belinda @ In the Land of Dragons
“When all is said and done, this was a fun read and I loved the squat little unicorn that Ahira makes friends with; it just made me giggle.” – bookjunkie @ Live to Read