"Welcome to Ansullivan Dragonar Academy, a school with a difference: the students are dragon riders, each contracted with their own personal dragon. Ash Blake has the unique ability to ride anyone's dragon, but he's been waiting for what feels like forever for his own dragon to be born. He's thrilled when his dragon, Eco, finally appears--but she inexplicably takes the form of a beautiful human girl. Eco's peculiar appearance is only the first unusual thing Ash faces. His life is about to become a whirwind of spies, dragon races, and unexpected attention from both the proud Princess Sylvia and the beautiful president of the student council, Rebecca. All Ash wants is to acclimate Eco to the world, but someone out there wants his strange dragon on the dissecting table!" -- from Macmillan Publishers web site. "Learning to ride and tame dragons comes easy to most students at Ansarivan Dragonar Academy--except for first-year student Ash Blake, who is known by his fellow classmates as the "number one problem child." Poor Ash is the laughingstock at school because, despite his unfashionably large star-shaped brand that marks him as a future dragon master, he has nothing to show for it. His dragon has never appeared. Until now, that is. One fateful day, Ash's dragon awakes in full glory, but appears different than any dragon ever seen before--in the form of a beautiful girl! What's worse, Ash soon discovers that this new dragon has attitude to spare, as she promptly informs him that she is the master, and he, the servant. Ash's problems with dragon riding have only just begun" -- from Seven Seas web site.