A solid opener for this high fantasy series with dragons!
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The first book of a fantasy series always takes a bit of bedding in as world building sits alongside the main plot lines.
However, for most of this opener in Annabelle’s high fantasy, the two intermingled quite nicely together without needing a lot of exposition.
I loved the dragons in this, the idea of bonded riders isn’t new but the restriction on time served together was a cool twist to the trope.
Both main characters had interesting personalities, I also loved the Princess and the brief glimpses of the elves.
There’s clearly a series long story arc going to run through all three books but this particular plotline wrapped up suitably for me.
There’s a sort of cliff hanger for the overall story but I’d expected that and it didn’t feel like things were being pushed over to drag it out.