Ash Ridley just bonded to a baby phoenix—the most powerful beast in all of Cascadia—and he’s hungry, hyperactive, high-maintenance, and hiccups fireballs.
Twelve-year-old Ash waves goodbye to her miserable life as a traveling circus stablehand when she and her feisty bird, Flynn, are whisked away to the Academy of Beasts and Magic: a school where wealthy children train unicorns, manticores, and scarf-wearing ice dragons. The downside to owning such a highly magical beast? Everyone wants him. When a mysterious sorcerer suggests the Academy may have dark intentions, Ash realizes her tiny bird might be the key to saving Cascadia…or destroying it.
Lisa Foiles is an actress and content creator, best known as a former series regular on Nickelodeon’s award-winning sketch comedy show, All That. She writes, hosts, and produces weekly videos and keeps up with her online fanbase, all while making time to craft fantasy worlds for the daydreams of young readers. Ash Ridley is her first novel.