An accomplished fantasy novel, of the kind I think of as "royal palace shenanigans", raised above the commonplace by one marvellous central premise - the idea that dragons are the custodians of the old tale.
A grand endeavour where prejudice and abuse are faced with passion and loyalty creating a tale where you care about the characters and the world they live in.
It was a fantastic read and I highly recommend it if you enjoy fantasy, particularly strong female leads, lots of action, oral storytelling and lots of twists and turns.
The most simple thing I can say is this is the best book I have ever read and Kristen Ciccarelli is now my favorite author.
Hugely enjoyable entertainment. Kristen Ciccarelli is most definitely an author to watch.