I've never really read books like this...fantasy, old world, dragons and dragon slayers, princesses and all the things this genre is. I always want to take a chance on the Game of Thrones series, Brandon Sanderson books, Throne of Glass series...and all those others that reviewers rave about. I am tempted and then get intimidated. This book...I decided to chance getting it..and I did and I thought now I don't have an excuse to hold another one of these books off.
Stepping into this epic fantasy world has been such a wonderful reading experience. According to other reviewers this is not the typical hard core fantasy story....it's something different...and that's the appeal for me. I enjoy that it was not complicated. The story's main hero is a tortured soul. Once bold and brave and full of prominence is now someone with some serious issues and he no longer stands as high and amazing as he once did. The story brushes past why this mighty person went down like a bag of bricks...but I don't know if that matters....because everything else in this tale is amazing..and substantial. The dragon...the perspective....the way it all plays out. I don't want to give anything away. It's a wonderful read. I really enjoyed it and glad that I took a chance on it.
Thanks to author Duncan M. Hamilton and to Tor books for my copy won via giveaway. I received. I read. I reviewed this book honestly and voluntarily.