I liked this prequel. Reads like a story itself and not just references to the real book 1. So it was easy to read and follow. Now I really want to read about the Dragon Wars. We are introduced to Khellandrian and I am totally on his side as he tries to organize rebels to over-though his nasty power hungry Overlord. Liked the story and the references to the Dragon Wars. Interesting enough that I want to read what happens next. My honest review is it was a Nice story that intrigued me enough that I want to see what happens next in this world that Potter has created.
I love the concept of the different dragon breeds (gems, metallics, shadow, etc) and was fascinated to find out more about what distinguishes them, and I really like that this novel is set in a futuristic dragon-Earth, rather than the more traditional medieval historical setting.
The societal structure: the obscenely huge ruling Overlords, smaller subject dragons, ‘unauthorised’ hatchlings and so on was also intriguing and I look forward to finding out more about how the world works in future installments of this series.
The story itself was action-packed with some surprising twists along the way, and I had to read in one sitting because I needed to know what was going to happen next.
Which leads me to one of my only two criticisms: I wanted more! At 187 pages the book was a great appetite-whetter but I wanted more background, more detail, more from the characters. I wanted the plot to be more drawn out and the action to last even longer. I just felt I wasn’t ready for the story to end when and where it did, and the sneak peek at the next novel only enhanced that feeling. It’s a good job that there is more on it’s way!
Overall this was a great short read and I am looking forward to the release of Part 2: Rise of the Overlord, coming later this year.