This book is magnificent, a gorgeously written fantasy epic that manages to build a memorable story in a single (albeit, very large and brick-like) installment. In the western hemisphere, a dragon-slaying warrior-priestess guards the queen of a foreign realm, whose heir may be able to prevent the re-emergence of a terrible evil. However, she finds it hard to keep her growing feelings for the people of the court from intervening in her assignment. In the eastern hemisphere, an ambitious young woman training to be a dragon rider decides to spare the life of an unwelcome stranger and finds that her life is forever changed. These two plot-lines come together in surprising ways, uniting east and west in a battle to stop a world-ending threat. Prepare yourself for a binge read!
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)