I started this book and put it down before I should have. It is a little slow to start but once it gets moving you will find it is a good tale. While there is just too much minutia for a five star review from me the characters are rich and the story is compelling. I liked the relationships that evolve as the hero learns his role as a new dragon rider.
The villain of the piece was a little cliche but that was only because he is not the main villain I believe. This first book clearly is leading us into a greater story scope and I for one will gladly read the next book to see just what will happen.
If you like knowing the daily in and out of being a dragon rider in this world then you will adore this story. If you want more action, well keep reading, you will get it