Today's book review is Dragon Champion by E. E. Knight.
This is labeled as "Book One of the Age of Fire". There are three other books in the series that I know of. It starts at the beginning and comes to a reasonable ending place.
I think this book is the definitive proof that I am a hopeless sucker for dragons. I believe I would have found this book terrible if the characters had been presented as humans and the stuff they did modified only the minimum necessary to call them that. But label the protagonist a dragon, with some suitable description to back it up, and I find that I tolerate world building that seems unpolished, a plot that seems like a series of episodes that don't really mesh, and a whole lot of pain and nastiness done to characters I'd just begun to appreciate much more than I really should. I did enjoy reading it, but it's not as tight a package as the Vampire Earth books.
6 out of 10.
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