The Gemstone Chronicles Book One: The Carnelian by William Stuart, is about a family's adventure in the magical world of Celahir after they free an elf from a fairy cross, a cross made out of gemstone, they found while rock hunting.
The Dragon Holder is about a young warrior named Liam who goes out hunting and finds a mystical, wounded bird with a strange egg. Liam shoots the almost dead bird to put it out of its misery and carefully retrieves the egg. Once he gets home, he shows the egg to his cousins, Hope and Destiny, who are powerful mages at the school of magic. As soon as they see the egg, they go to the Light Mage who tells them that they have found the first dragon's egg for a long time.