The world created in this book was well developed. The characters were flawed making decisions that were wrong and then being forced to correct their mistakes. The problem with it was that I was just...bored. I felt like I had seen many of the elements of the story before and while the plot flowed well, it also felt unbearably slow. I resorted to skimming partway through the book and I could skim two-three pages at a time, jumping between paragraphs and I could still follow what was going on. The characters felt like they blended into the plot, not useful except to propel the plot of finding the dragon. Even the fight with the dragon felt kind of lackluster, and it shouldn't have, especially considering that there were a few scenes told from the dragon's perspective which should have humanized the dragon for the reader. Overall, the book just fell flat for me.