First I love the cover. Second I have never read anything by this author before and they definitely covered a lot of boxes to check. Example dragon whose lost so much and out for revenge, a man whose lost his family and now passes the days drinking who use to be part of the elite for the kingdom, a woman who is magical but is scared since it is against the law to practice magic are some of the boxes being checked. What i wished for was for more while the story showed many different view points I wanted more action. I know this book is book one of a trilogy so it wouldn’t have all the answers and one big happy ending so now I just have to wait for book two to release to see if what I was wanting happens.