From the moment I read some of the taglines that compared this book to Red Rising and Game of Thrones, I knew this was a book I needed to get my hands on. Told in two POVs, the story centers on two characters who couldn't be more different, except that they are both dragon riders vying for the position of First Rider. There are political and ethical issues that really make you think about what you would do if you were in that situation. The main characters had good arcs, there was great world building, and the secondary characters each had a distinctive personality. The plot was well-paced and even though there weren't any major "ah ha" moments, I still was kept guessing which way the story would go. Overall, this was an excellent book! Oh, and I LOVE the cover!!!
Thanks to NetGalley and Edelweiss+ for the ARC!