I really wanted to love this book after reading the First Impressions. This book has all the normal parts of a good fantasy. It has magic, dragons, knights, action, and adventures. I mean- who doesn’t love a story with dragons? But for me, there were things missing from the story.
Gil’s backstory is one example. He was once the greatest knight in the land, but turned away from his knighthood and turned to alcoholism after the death of his wife and child. But, his wife and child are not mentioned that often.
I could never fully get invested with the characters. They were all technically interesting, but I really never cared what happened to them.
Now the parts with the dragon were my favorite because- DRAGONS! But,I wish there would have been more scenes of the dragon's interactions with humankind.
I wanted more out of this story. I wanted epic and it was just average.