A young Rider leaves the comfort of home to track down a dragon hatching snatcher. He vows to bring justice, but is that the only way?
– It’s been long enough since I heard the first book that I had to spend the first bit orienting myself with the world again.
– Since I heard the audiobook, I was totally picturing Brayden, not Braidyn, but that’s cool.
– The little dragon baby (Perci? Sorry about spelling) was adorable, even if she is still inside the egg.
– Plot (4/5): Things progress logically. We get to meet Braidyn and get a brief feel for his sense of justice and fairness. Then, after the eggs go missing, he sets out on the larger quest to bring them back.
– Characters (3.5/5): Several characters’ motives didn’t seem as strong as they could be. I get that the guy who stole the egg was disgruntled, but that whole thing could have gone down without the middleman so to speak. The returning characters act as support for the young main character.
– World-building (4/5): The introduction to a new culture provided a nice touch. The Riders from the South don’t do much to adapt, but they do foster a decent relationship with the new people.
– Although several well-described fights happen, there’s not much danger sense throughout. That might be due to trying to keep it MG friendly.
Kid-safe dragon adventure story.
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