I must admit that reading this book made me feel a bit dissapointed. The characters were interesting, there was some depth to them, a plot was present, for sure, but… what happened to all the action? Reading this book left me feeling lke I was one of those poor dragon hatchlings trying desperately to take another step forwrd – just to find myself back in the mud, moving slower and slower. I hope that it is just a prelude to the real bok and the real adventure in the lost dragon city Kelsingra. Will my hopes be grounded? That remains to be seen.