Summoned by Dragons

Fire and Friendship

by Joan Marie Verba

Rhea Monroe grew up with a dragon her own age until the dragon grew wings and returned to the dragon world. Now Rhea's friend is back, asking her to help the dragons against a menace they call "The Terror." Can Rhea and her dragon friends defeat it?

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A voracious predator. A frantic plea for aid. Can she stop a dangerous menace from devouring the dragons' offspring?

Rhea Monroe has missed her childhood friend. She's excited when the young dragon she grew up with returns to Earth after years away. Hearing that the dragons are in desperate need, the recent college grad immediately vows to help. But the instant they arrive in the dragon world, they're tasked with helping to defeat a frightening, formless creature known simply as The Terror.

Teaming up with her boyfriend and other allies both human and winged, the resourceful companions struggle to cultivate a plan to defeat the ravenous attacker. But after a huge misstep awakens the monstrous horror, they're aghast as two of their own are consumed….

Can Rhea and her friends stop The Terror and prevent a devastating apocalypse?

Summoned by Dragons is an absorbing fantasy novel. If you like compassionate heroine journeys, nuanced characters, and grand new worlds, then you'll love Joan Marie Verba's sky-high adventure.

Read Summoned by Dragons to save the hatchlings today!


Author reading, July 20, 2023


I read an excerpt from Summoned by Dragons at the Strong Women, Strange Worlds event on July 20, 2023. The reading lasted about 10 minutes. Click on the image to view the reading on YouTube, or click here.

Joan Marie Verba

Joan Marie Verba


About the author

Joan Marie Verba (she/her) is an autistic author, publisher, and web developer. She also sews. She earned a bachelor of physics degree from the University of Minnesota and attended the graduate school of astronomy at Indiana University, where she was an associate instructor of astronomy for one year. She has worked as a computer programmer and health coach. She currently works as a writer, an editor/publisher and a web developer and social media consultant. She is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association and The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.