This is the sequel to "Dragon Bnes", which all which all enthusiastic readers of the first volume will devour.
The hero, larger-than-life Wardwick of Hurog, guardian of dragons, is the main attraction of the novel. He is surprisingly easy to identify with because is fears, flaws and motivations are very convincingly described. The same holds true for the captivating secondary characters, which are equally well-rounded. Especially suspensful were the descriptions of the "Asylum for noble Embarresments" - who doesn`t fear their relations aren`t treated as bad when noone is looking.
Just as strong as the characterzation is the plotting. The story moves along briskly and gifts the reader with some unexpected developments. The starting rebellion against an evil king alows for further sequels. Fortunately, this book reaches a satsfaying end on its own.
Summarily, I recommened this book to all friends of fantasy who wish to enjoy their reading and propose to start with volume one "Dragon Bones", which is just as enjoyable.